Your Veggie Easter Menu, Cracked
With a wonderful array of spring vegetables to choose from, it couldn’t be a better season to pull together the ultimate vegetarian Easter feast. And with our collection of easy vegetarian Easter recipes, it’s a cinch. These dishes are not only colourful but are packed with flavour, meaning meat-eaters at your Easter table will also be satisfied. Read on for a veggie Easter menu the Easter bunny itself would be proud of…
Carrot, Ginger and Lime Soup
Carrots and coconut pair wonderfully with fresh ginger and fresh in this refreshing soup. Serve with a pistachio crumb for a simple starter that’s elegant as well as delicious.
A mouth-watering combination of Welsh rarebit and cauliflower cheese (what’s not to love?), this comforting recipe features smoked sea salt, dijon mustard and mature cheddar, meaning it certainly packs a punch when it comes to flavour. Serve bubbling and golden with fresh herbs and Worcestershire sauce for a starter everyone will love.
Moroccan-Spiced Squash, Spinach And Feta Pie
Spice up your Easter menu with the flavours of Morocco. This warming pie combines taste and texture, with squash, spinach, feta and harissa topped with a light and crunchy filo pastry. A panzanella salad and minted yoghurt are delicious with this scrumptious pie.
Broccoli and Pearl Barley Gratin
A unique style of gratin, this recipe is inspired by the traditional French dish. Broccoli is used for a distinct nuttiness which pairs wonderfully with the extra-mature cheddar while pearl barley is used, instead of potatoes or pasta, to add a delightfully crunchy texture. Pair with a salad tossed in dijon mustard for a main course everyone will love.
Aubergine Katsu Curry with Pickled Radishes
A vegan recipe everyone will love, this katsu curry is a dish to savour. Aubergine covered in incredibly crispy panko breadcrumbs (believe us when we say that panko breadcrumbs are the crispiest breadcrumbs you could possibly imagine) is paired with a creamy sauce that’s a vibrant sunshine colour, too. Serve on a bed of rice and add pickled radishes for extra zing.
Balsamic and Rosemary Roast Potatoes
These potatoes are tangy and full of flavour thanks to the combination of balsamic, rosemary and garlic they’re tossed in, and they’re also gorgeously crispy. This side dish is a wonderful addition to your Easter table.
Maple and Butter Glazed Carrots
What would an Easter menu be without the Easter Bunny’s favourite food? Take your carrots to the next level by adding maple syrup, butter and thyme. A wonderful addition for that special roast, make sure to pick rainbow carrots for extra splashes of colour.
Herby Potato and Rocket Salad with Boiled Egg
Full of fresh flavours and taking just 15 minutes to make, this wonderful potato salad is one the whole family will love. The punchy salsa verde in this dish will also pair wonderfully with the main of your choice.
Brussels Sprouts Agrodolce
Give your sprouts an Italian twist with this fantastic recipe featuring raisins, pine nuts and piquant red wine vinegar. The added ingredients cut through the slight bitterness of the sprouts, meaning it’s also a great way to get the kids into this notorious little green vegetable.
Smoky Panzanella Salad
Inspired by the Tuscan chopped salad of soaked stale bread, tomatoes, cucumber and onion, this version uses grilled courgette and aubergine, instead of cucumber, for a wonderfully smoky edge. Taking less than 30 minutes to make, it’s also a great way to use up left-over stale bread and turn it into something delicious.
Light meringue, whipped cream and fresh berries… we’re not sure anything suggests spring-time more than a homemade pavlova. It’s a wonderful choice for an Easter dessert, especially decorated with sprigs of fresh mint.
’Tis the season to eat chocolate. From chocolate eggs to cocoa-packed desserts, it’s an excuse to enjoy chocolate in any form. Ready to eat in just 45 minutes and delicious fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, you can’t go wrong with these Easter brownies. The kids will love decorating them, too.
Pineapple, Carrot and Coconut Cake
Combining classic carrot cake with the exotic flavours of coconut and pineapple, this dessert is a sure winner. Cream cheese infused with lemon is the icing on the cake, while a scattering of dried pineapple and toasted coconut bring a pretty floral-style decor that’s gorgeously spring-like.
Hot Cross Buns
If you love hot cross buns as much as we do then you’ll know that homemade buns can be fun to make as well as delicious. On top of being a delicious teatime treat, they’re also a great way to get the kids involved in an Easter activity they’ll love (and love to eat). Or if you don’t have time to bake your own then we have a great selection of ready-to-eat hot cross buns to be toasted and buttered.
Whether it’s Easter brunch, lunch or dinner, we’ve got a whole range of delicious vegetarian recipes to make your table spring-like in no time, with a celebratory Easter meal that family and friends will love. For more meat-free inspiration and cooking tips, explore our full recipe collection or head on over to our Easter shop.