Whether or not you celebrate Easter, you cannot deny the sweet aesthetics of this holiday. It is represented by things like fresh flowers, chirping birds, and sunshine. And when you eat an animal-free diet, planning vegan Easter dinner ideas is the best part.
Like every other celebration, this holiday gives you a chance to flex your vegan muscles. Creativity is key. You might even surprise some friends and family. After all, it is totally possible to “veganize” classic Easter dishes like green bean casserole and scalloped potatoes. It all comes down to knowing the right combination of healthy ingredients and techniques.
That is where this list comes in. These 23 recipes feature clever vegan hacks that will seriously upgrade your kitchen game. Each one also encompasses the best of spring, from fresh herbs to fragrant fruits. Oh, and we cannot forget the carrots. Lots and lots of carrots.
1Herb And Pistachio Falafel
The spring season is the best time to embrace fresh herbs. Use them to spice up falafels with this recipe by Green Kitchen Stories.
2Oil-Free Avocado Pasta Salad
Regardless of the celebration, it isn't complete without pasta salad. Check out Fo Reals Life for an oil-free version.
3Brown Rice Citrus Salad
Citrus fruits ... and brown rice? You bet. Find the recipe at Veggie Primer.
4Cucumber Watermelon Salad
Salads aren't just for greens, people. Try Foodie Crush's cucumber and watermelon version for a refreshing twist.
5Spring Carrot, Radish, and Quinoa Salad with Herbed Avocado
Carrots? Radish? Herbed avocado? Nothing says spring like this dish by Cookie and Kate.
6Red Cabbage Beet Slaw
For a vegan-friendly slaw, use red cabbage and beets. The purple color will add a beautiful touch to your dinner table. Head to Pure Ella for the full recipe.
7Lemon Artichoke Dip
Thanks to Fo Reals Life, you can make a hummus-like dip with artichokes. Mind. Blown.
8Simple Roasted Radishes With Balsamic
For a quick and easy side, make these roasted radishes by Veganosity. Serve them with quinoa, tofu, or as is.
9Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Eating vegan doesn't mean you need to skip the classic Easter side dishes. My Darling Vegan figured out how to make a dairy-free green bean casserole. The secret is cauliflower cream of mushroom soup. Brilliant.
10Vegan Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Here's another veganized Easter staple. In this tutorial, Fo Reals Life explains how to use pureed squash, nutritional yeast, and dairy-free milk to make "cheesy" potatoes.
11Grilled Beet And Hummus Stuffed Pita
Naturally Ella's beet and hummus stuffed pitas are ridiculously easy to throw together. You won't even need to turn on the oven.
12Simple Tomato Basil Gazpacho
If you've never had cold soup before, you're missing out. Start with Veggie Primer's crazy easy tomato gazpacho. All you need to do is mix, blend, and chill.
13Lemon Edamame Avocado Sandwiches
For a healthy dose of protein, make these edamame sandwiches by Love & Lemons. The post even explains how to make homemade pickled onions.
14White Bean Mango Spring Rolls
Spring rolls might not seem like an Easter dish. But once you taste the white bean and mango filling, it'll totally make sense. Visit Veggie Primer for the recipe.
15Spring Veggie Stir-Fry
There's nothing like a good veggie stir-fry, especially when it has spring vegetables like asparagus and carrots. This recipe by Cookie and Kate even uses maple syrup. Yum.
16Healthy Zucchini Chickpea Stew
Pure Ella's hearty stew proves that main dishes don't have to be all about meat. You can even amp up the protein content by adding tofu or seitan.
These beetroot burgers by Green Kitchen Stories are the definition of healthy. They're made with beets, zucchini, and carrots. And while the recipe requires eggs, you can easily use your favorite egg replacement.
18Turmeric Chickpea Burgers
You can never go wrong with chickpea burgers—they're spiced with turmeric. Take a tip from Pure Ella and serve them with salad, too.
19Peanut Carrot White Bean Burger
For yet another way to eat carrots, turn them into burgers. You can even add peanuts for an awesome nutty crunch. Learn how with Vegan Richa.
20Zucchini Wrapped Mini Vegan Quiches
OK, these mini quiches are too cute. Pure Ella used tofu and vegan mayo to make this darling cheese-free dish.
21Creamy Roasted Carrot, Garlic, and Rosemary Soup
Between the fragrant rosemary and roasted carrots, this has some serious spring vibes. Click on over to Veganosity for the full how-to.
22Cream Of Celery Soup
For another spring veggie soup, use celery. This version by Veganosity uses almond milk, white wine, and vegan butter.
23Vegan Broccoli Balls
Almond meal, chia seed, and broccoli come together in this healthy recipe by Vegan Richa are no exception. See you never, meatballs.