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Vegan Easter ideas

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Cook a hearty plant-based menu for Easter with seasonal starters, stunning pies and delectable desserts - you don't have to be vegan to enjoy these recipes.

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Easter isn't just about roast lamb. If you need an indulgent vegan main course with moreish sides and a starter that sings of spring, our plant-based recipes will not disappoint. We can help you put together a feast for the family showcasing the best of seasonal produce with flavour combinations you may not have thought of. Even meat eaters will be satisfied with vibrant vegan options like our rainbow pie and deliciously herby roasted stuffed cauliflower.

Get more meal inspiration with our vegan dinner collection.

Vegan starters

A white pan of pea and potato soup with a spoon inside

Start the meal with something fresh and light, like our minty pea & potato soup. This simple dish needs just six ingredients and half an hour to make. The smooth, creamy texture makes this addictive bowlful one of our favourites. Want something with more of a kick? Try our spicy roasted parsnip soup, heady with exotic aromas.

If you're in the mood for finger food, try these simple cauliflower fritters with herby dipping sauce. We love a help-yourself starter that people can nibble at leisure. If you're out to impress, make our griddled leeks with hazelnut dressing. Their light, citrussy flavour makes for the perfect, uncomplicated starter to whet the appetite.

Get your fill of vegan soups, salads and dips with our vegan starters collection.

Vegan mains

Pie filled with beetroot, carrot, celeriac and chard on a grey slate

Spring is all about vibrant colour and you have plenty of that in our vegan pie that boasts layers of beetroot, sweet potato, chard and celeriac. As well as being a stunning centrepiece, it is a seriously filling main course and your guests are sure to appreciate the effort that goes into making it. Even carnivores will drool over this one.

You could opt for a bold beetroot tarte Tatin instead, which is easier to make and just as tasty and colourful. Or keep it casual with a warming shepherd's pie, packed with veg and topped with crispy roast potatoes.

Find more plant-based recipes in our ultimate vegan collection.

Vegan sides

Roast potatoes in a white bowl with spices

No Easter dinner would be complete without everyone's favourite side dish: roasties. For extra piquancy, try the recipe for our spicy roast potatoes and we guarantee they'll turn out deliciously crispy. Or, make our lemony stoved potatoes for citrus zing that you can prepare in just 15 minutes.

Need something creamy and comforting? Our vegan 'cheesy' leek crumble uses nutritional yeast to give the mix that umami hit. Serve with warm spring greens including courgette, asparagus, peas and broad beans. We've even got vegan Yorkshire puddings with that characteristic golden brown puff if you long for a true Sunday staple.

Vegan desserts

Carrot cake on a stand with flowers on top

Everyone will want a slice of our squidgy vegan carrot cake. This easy free-from bake comes complete with creamy icing, cinnamon spice and decorated with edible flowers to mark the coming of spring. For another crowd-pleaser, try our fudgy vegan chocolate cake with a super rich frosting, or take inspiration from the classic sweet shop window with our vegan rhubarb & custard bake. It uses clever replacements for a moreish pudding that we can't get enough of.

Indulge your sweet tooth with our triple-tested vegan desserts collection.


Like these Easter recipes? Check out more vegan guides...

Vegan comfort food recipes
Vegan family breakfast menu
The best vegan protein sources

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