Spring is just around the corner, and we’re in the mood for all the seasonal produce! They can be the foundation for really beautiful and healthy vegan Easter recipes that you can enjoy with the whole family.
No need to restrict yourself to only preparing these delicious plant-based breakfast, dinner or dessert recipes during the Easter holidays – they are perfect for spring or summer and, with some modification, can work all throughout the year.
Family gatherings and festivities are probably stressful for all of us. But add to that the fact that you need to cater to different dietary preferences or needs and you’ll soon feel totally overwhelmed!
The following hand-picked list of healthy vegan recipes offers great choices for young and old alike. Some are very plant-forward; others are lower on the veggies and work for picky eaters.
We decided to go with kind of a vegan egg theme here and show you some great plant-based replacements for this animal product!
If you’re new to veganism or just want to cater to a vegan dinner guest, you can find out below a couple of reasons why we avoid eggs.Why Vegan Don’t Eat Eggs →
Should the following Easter meal ideas inspire you to try and make one of your own traditional recipes vegan, here are some foods you should avoid if you’re trying to make it vegan-friendly.
Foods Vegans Don’t Eat
- Any kind of meat like beef, pork, poultry, turkey, lamb, game meat etc.
- Fish, shellfish, eggs, and food made with them, e.g. mayonnaise
- Dairy milk and all food made with it (check labels for milk powder, casein, caseinate, rennet, whey and lactose)
- Cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt, ice cream, butter, ghee
- Honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, gelatine (mostly in desserts)
Don’t let this list scare you, though! Lots of delicious plant-based meals can be created that are devoid of these ingredients.
Want to make your other holidays vegan-friendly, too? Check out these recipes.
We hope that the following Easter dishes and treats will help you make a plant-based menu for the whole family. Enjoy!
Easter Breakfast & Brunch Recipes
We’ll start this culinary journey on Easter morning – no matter if you’re planning a modest plant-based Easter breakfast or if you’re ready to whip up some more complicated “easy-yet-impressive” vegan dishes for your Easter family brunch, our hand-picked items cover all your needs.
Pretty Easter PancakesRecipe by Elephantastic Vegan →
Wait, did we include eggs here? Nope. Even though the topping for these fully vegan pancakes looks an awful lot like fried eggs, it’s actually just vegan yogurt with half a canned apricot. Who says that looks like these are reserved for animal products? We love this little twist!
No-Bake Lemon Coconut BarsRecipe by Cotter Crunch →
If you’d like to have some vegan Easter Breakfast treats to grab in the morning, how about prepping these pretty lemon bars in advance? They are nutrient-dense, easily customizable and make for a secretly healthy but super delicious morning snack. Totally kid-approved!
Fluffy Blueberry MuffinsRecipe by Nutriciously →
These gluten-free blueberry muffins transform your casual oatmeal into a baked whole food plant-based treat! Perfect for both a small, intimate Easter breakfast or to bring with you to a larger Easter brunch, they feature only healthy and whole food ingredients that are really cheap and easy to find. Feel free to use the berries of your choice here!
Eggless Asparagus QuicheRecipe by The Plant Riot →
Now this isn’t your usual heavy quiche! Made with a protein-rich quinoa crust plus a creamy tofu filling, this pretty spring recipe is full to the brim with essential nutrients. This is the perfect gluten-free savory Easter brunch addition that you can serve at home or bring with you to a party.
Veggie-Stuffed Chickpea OmeletteRecipe by Nutriciously →
Easter is the perfect time for some egg-free recipes that show you there are no flavors you need to miss out on as a vegan! This chickpea omelette is high in fiber and protein but much lower in fat than an egg omelette, and can be served with any veggies of your choice. Slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this naturally gluten-free and oil-free dish is a healthy and delicious breakfast option.
Cinnamon Hot Cross BunsRecipe by Rainbow Nourishments →
Combining hot cross buns with cinnamon swirls, this tasty Easter baking recipe definitely makes you want to come back for more! They are best eaten the day they are baked, so make sure you serve them warm out of the oven for a vegan Easter family treat during brunch or for dessert.
Easy Chocolate HummusRecipe by Recipes From A Pantry →
Wait, we’re telling you to serve a sweet bean dip for breakfast? Yes, this healthy spread or dip is the perfect creamy addition to any rolls or fruit you have on the table. A dream for every chocoholic, this protein-rich hummus features flavorful bits of dark chocolate in every bite, is easily adaptable and totally family-friendly.
Raspberry Banana BreadRecipe by Nutriciously →
It’s moist, flavorful, dense, eggless, healthy and even low in fat! This sugar-free banana bread ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast or brunch choice. Made with an easy raspberry swirl, this fruity bread calls for oats, dates, walnuts and ripe bananas. A whole food plant-based treat that will soon become a family favorite!
Savory Crêpe CakeRecipe by Green Evi →
What an eye-catcher! This beautiful savory crêpe cake is made with chickpea flour and 3 delicious spreads: white bean-tahini, wild garlic-zucchini and avocado-artichoke. Not only does it look super fancy, but it’s also secretly healthy and really satiating. Perfect for a special brunch occasion.
Crispy Hash Brown Potato PattiesRecipe by Brand New Vegan →
More often than not, potatoes are drenched in oil to make them crispy and chewy. But lo and behold, here’s a healthy yet very delicious version of a no-oil hash brown patties recipe! If you want to make it super convenient, just use frozen hash browns, mix them with the other ingredients and off into the oven they go!
Orange Easter BreadRecipe by Klaras Life →
This gorgeous yeast bread is fluffy, soft, juicy and fruity – what a great addition to a beautiful Easter table! You can make it at home in around 40 minutes and serve it for breakfast, during tea time or gift it to someone. Definitely something special!
Carrot Cake WafflesRecipe by Strength and Sunshine →
These aren’t just any waffles – made with a secret ingredient that’s actually a pretty genius shortcut, they are fluffy and feature cozy spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Now that’s how we like to eat our veggies! Serve the waffles to your family for an easy yet special Easter breakfast.
Spring Vegetable GaletteRecipe by Cilantro & Citronella →
Ready for some more veggies during Easter brunch? This beautiful vegan galette encompasses all the flavors of spring with fresh asparagus, broccolini and garden peas on a bed of kale and vegan ricotta cheese. Just 20 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of baking then you’ve got a light, flaky crust as well as a creamy, savory veggie filling. Perfect to bring with you to any gathering!
Blueberry Lemon SconesRecipe by Rhian’s Recipes →
You wouldn’t believe these moist, fluffy and fruity scones are actually gluten-free and made without any butter! Packed with juicy blueberries and lemon flavor, they are one of our go-to crumbly spring treats. No refined sugar needed for this delicious family-friendly brunch or dessert recipe.
Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto ToastsRecipe by Short Girl Tall Order →
If you’re lucky and there are fresh, ripe tomatoes at the store or farmer’s market right now, you definitely need to try these flavorful and super easy little toasts! Choose the bread of your choice, add the homemade pesto and sliced tomatoes, then bake for around 20 minutes so the tomatoes begin to caramelize. These will be a hit at any brunch!
Vegan Easter Appetizer Ideas
Let’s see how you can start off your vegan Easter dinner menu! The following appetizers can also be served as snacks or quick lunches. They are also wonderful party food ideas! Find spring soups, Easter salads, dips and more below.
Creamy Avocado & Edamame HummusRecipe by Eat With Clarity →
What would a proper vegan appetizer spread be without some hummus? This creamy and spring-appropriate green dip is made in under 10 minutes, low carb, gluten-free and really flavorful. It’ll keep in the fridge for 5 days and can therefore be made in advance and in larger batches!
Lemon & Herb Roasted RadishesRecipe by Real + Vibrant →
Have you ever roasted radishes? Yeah, me neither. But don’t these just look so pretty and tasty? While raw radishes have a sharp, peppery taste and a crispy and crunchy texture, roasting them makes the radishes taste milder, juicier, and brings out their natural sweetness. Their vibrant pink hue makes them a perfect and pretty addition to any Easter table.
Chilled Cucumber Avocado SoupRecipe by Drive Me Hungry →
This chilled vegan soup is great for spring and summer! Featuring fresh produce such as cucumber, avocado, parsley and a few other herbs, it’s vibrantly green and really creamy. Made in a high-speed blender in under 10 minutes, you can top this chilled soup with cherry tomatoes, microgreens, seeds and some vegan yogurt.
Creamy Pink Beet HummusRecipe by Little Sunny Kitchen →
Ready for some more hummus on your vegan appetizer table? This pretty pink protein-packed dip is made with affordable staple foods and gets its color from cooked beets, which are a great source of plant-based iron. Serve it with veggie sticks, crackers, bread or use as a topping for your main meals!
Vegan Deviled Potato BitesRecipe by Crazy Vegan Kitchen →
One more eggy vegan recipe because hey, it’s Easter! These budget-friendly and easy deviled potato “egg” bites are a great appetizer or snack. Using chickpeas, tahini, and turmeric as a filling, it’s not only creamy and delicious but offers a lot of protein and some healthy fats. Definitely try them!
Sugar Snap Pea SaladRecipe by A Virtual Vegan →
Featuring my favorite crunchy legume, this fresh sugar snap pea salad is a delicious addition to any spring or summer gathering. Make it in advance, bring it with you if you’re not the host, and have everyone take a bite of the zingy lemon, mustard and garlic vinaigrette! Don’t skip the fresh dill – it’s what makes this recipe so special.
Beet & Lentil CakesRecipe by It’s a Veg World After All →
Don’t these little cakes look so beautiful and tasty? Protein-packed with green lentils and pumpkin seeds, the oats make them very chewy and delicious — and each one is only 100 calories! Created by a Registered Dietitian, you can be sure that this recipe really has your nutritional needs covered! Serve with a dollop of vegan yogurt.
Spring Greens Soup with Parsnip FriesRecipe by The Awesome Green →
How about a healthy and seasonal addition to your Easter dinner menu? This spring greens soup is bursting with antioxidants and essential nutrients while still offering a creamy texture thanks to the coconut milk. With some parsnip fries on the side, it’s definitely something different – and who doesn’t love vibrantly green food during spring?
Vegan Basil Ricotta PinwheelsRecipe by Vegan Heaven →
Kids and adults alike really dig this colorful finger food! This easy and tasty crowd-pleaser can be prepared within 15 minutes, so you’ll have less stress if you run out of time right before your family gathering. They are perfect for get-togethers and to bring to a party! These pinwheels are creamy, easy to customize and irresistible.
Vegan Easter Dinner Recipes
These delicious main and side dishes make for a beautiful festive springtime-themed table! From fresh, crunchy and light to creamy, warm comfort food, the following recipes will help you create a stunning Easter menu and also double as lunch ideas.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom RisottoRecipe by Nutriciously →
This satiating comfort food is the perfect spring meal! Featuring fresh veggies and herbs, it’s ridiculously creamy while still being low in fat. This easy one-pot Italian classic can be served as a quick worknight dinner while also doubling as a main dish for Easter dinner that’ll satisfy any non-vegan.
Spring Vegetable Buddha BowlRecipe by Kara Lydon →
If you know us, you won’t be surprised that we added a beautiful nourishing bowl to this list – we wrote a whole eBook about plant-based bowls! This spring veggie buddha bowl is packed with seasonal vegetables, tofu, and quinoa. It also comes with a minty creamy cashew dressing! What’s there not to love?
Green Protein Pesto PastaRecipe by Nutriciously →
Would you believe this creamy pasta dish is actually low in fat and totally oil-free? Featuring seasonal green veg such as asparagus, green peas and zucchini, this vegan pesto pasta is really nutrient-dense, high in fiber and plant-based protein (due to the secret ingredient in the pesto sauce!) Try it to see how amazing it is.
Lemon Pepper Cauliflower SteaksRecipe by My Darling Vegan →
Impress your guests with these baked cauliflower steaks during dinner! Tender and creamy, they are best topped with toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley. Serve them with pasta (perhaps the lemon-garlic one-pot pasta below?) to create a satisfying main course!
Creamy One-Pot Garlic PastaRecipe by Yup It’s Vegan →
Looking for something really quick and easy yet super delicious to make for dinner? This one-pot fettuccine is irresistibly creamy and only requires 5 minutes of prep time. We love that it’s even low in fat and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. It’s a must this spring!
Spring Gnocchi in Arugula PestoRecipe by Well and Full →
Looking for a delicious Easter dinner that’ll take less than 20 minutes from start to finish? This spring gnocchi recipe is all you need. Full of fresh herby flavors, easy to customize and featuring fresh veggies, it’s the perfect balance of ridiculously tasty and nutrient-rich.
Easy Vegan Potato SaladRecipe by Nutriciously →
Filling salads are the perfect main meals for springtime! This creamy potato salad is light, crunchy and oh-so-satisfying. Complete with onion, dill pickles, parsley and a homemade cashew mayo, this is a perfect make-ahead vegan potluck or picnic recipe – but can also play the main role in your vegan Easter menu.
Green Quinoa Bowl with AsparagusRecipe by Green Evi →
This quinoa salad is a super nutritious and beautiful dinner, featuring crunchy greens and a satisfying fresh basil dressing. Simple to make, highly shareable and absolutely addictive! This recipe isn’t just high in plant-based protein: it also packs a lot of veggies and delicious nutrients into one flavorful bowl.
Hemp Seed Crusted Roasted Tahini CauliflowerRecipe by Eating By Elaine →
The days when the centerpiece on your table had to be meat-based are definitely over! This deliciously flavorful roasted whole cauliflower is so much prettier and healthier than traditional non-vegan Easter dinner choices. The combination of the cauliflower crust with the creamy green tahini sauce is just fantastic!
Eggplant Ricotta RollatiniRecipe by Vegan Huggs →
Who doesn’t love Italian food? This light and veggie-rich lasagna recipe will really hit the spot for your family gathering this year. Easier than it looks and using just 10 ingredients, this comfort food cannot really go wrong. So if you have an hour to spare and want to make both your vegan and gluten-free guests happy, check out the recipe now.
Lemony Asparagus Pasta SaladRecipe by Feasting At Home →
This tasty Easter dinner menu option is a lemony asparagus and mushroom pasta salad with lots of fresh parsley and green onion. Doesn’t that sound really heavenly? It offers everything you’re looking for in a spring or summer dish and perfectly combines filling starches with fresh seasonal veg and lemony deliciousness.
Oven-Roasted Rainbow CarrotsRecipe by Veggie Inspired →
In our books, oven-roasted veggies are a must for every festive dinner! These rainbow carrots are roasted with maple syrup, tangy fresh orange juice, earthy cumin and herby thyme – a perfect combo to make these veggies tender and flavorful. Don’t forget to top with crunchy toasted walnuts!
Easy Vegetable Pot PiesRecipe by Minimalist Baker →
How about a thick, creamy and comforting vegetable pot pie? Veggie-loaded, topped with flaky vegan biscuits and easy to make. They are ready to eat in under one hour – including clean up time. Plus, you can also save some time by picking up some pie crust from the store.
Healthy Easter Desserts & Treats
These cute treats offer a healthy twist on traditional Easter recipes! No matter if you’re looking for no-bake treats or baked dessert deliciousness, our hand-selected vegan recipe ideas are loved by the whole family (especially kids) and double as Easter party food ideas. Enjoy these whole food vegan desserts!
Mini Lemon Fruit TartsRecipe by Nutriciously →
These no-bake mini lemon tarts are really easy to make! Featuring budget-friendly whole food ingredients, they come with a creamy homemade custard and a colorful berry topping. The lemon tarts are gluten-free, dense and elegant little treats that you can bring to any garden party or picnic. Kid-approved!
Easter Chia PopsiclesRecipe by Rainbow Nourishments →
Already kind of warm this Easter? Perfect, then let’s make some delicious frozen chia popsicles featuring a chocolate glaze and raw carrot cake bites (say what?). Definitely on the fancier side of vegan desserts, these beautiful treats are really wholesome and healthy for you. Plus, you can just use the basic recipe and freestyle with the add-ons.
Blackberry Lavender Chocolate CakeRecipe by The Curious Chickpea →
This blackberry lavender chocolate cake is a show-stopping dessert both in terms of flavor and looks. It’s surprisingly easy to put together, so delicious nobody would guess that it’s vegan and comes with an out-of-this-world creamy flour frosting. This stunning cake is a chocolatey Easter treat your guests will love!
Raw Vegan Easter Bunny TreatsRecipe by When Sweet Becomes Healthy →
Granted, you do need some Easter-themed molds for these, but we just couldn’t not share these fantastic bunny treats! Made with just 4 ingredients and chilled in the fridge before serving, they are incredibly healthy and such an eye-catcher.
Healthy Carrot Cake SquaresRecipe by Nutriciously →
Our favorite way to eat veggies is as a delicious dessert! These vegan carrot cake squares are made with whole-grain flour, carrots, applesauce, flaxseeds, coconut sugar and all the cozy spices you can think if. Topped with an easy homemade cashew frosting, it’s a healthy plant-based treat you can enjoy pretty much all year round!
Vegan Lemon Meringue PieRecipe by Pickles and Honey →
Believe it or not, this delicious Easter dessert calls for chickpea liquid! No eggs are required for this tart and sweet lemon pie, but you can still enjoy the fluffy texture of meringue. This beautiful pie really makes for a stunning springtime “cannot believe this is vegan” dessert!
Peanut Butter Chocolate EggsRecipe by Feasting on Fruit →
For all things vegan treats, you need to check out Natalie’s blog. She creates the most delicious yet healthy goodness with simple ingredients – just like these peanut butter eggs with Medjool dates. Naturally sweetened, these treats require just a couple of preparation steps and 4 main ingredients. Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike!
Strawberry Elderflower Scone CakeRecipe by Occasionally Eggs →
If this beauty doesn’t scream “spring” (in a good way), then I don’t know what does! Flavored with seasonal elderflower blossoms and topped with fresh strawberries, this 40-minute dessert looks really fancy and will be a hit at every gathering. If you can’t find elderflower blossoms (can’t blame you!), just use some extra lemon zest.
Cinnamon Bunny CookiesRecipe by Unconventional Baker →
Easter means bunnies everywhere, right? This delicious gluten-free cookie recipe makes for a cute Easter-themed treat for kids – provided you have bunny-shaped cutters at home. Little chocolate chips or dried currents can be used as eyeballs!
Meringue Nests with StrawberriesRecipe by Wallflower Kitchen →
Another great creation using chickpea liquid as an eggwhite substitute! These beautiful little meringue nests are served with fresh strawberries and coconut cream. They are gluten-free, soy-free and oh-so-sweet. Try this springtime dessert!
We hope you liked our hand-picked selection of delicious recipes! What are your favorite healthy vegan Easter recipes? Are you going to try any of the ones we suggested this year? Let us know in the comments below.