Vegetarian Easter recipes

If you want impressive meat-free main courses and a stunning vegetarian Easter menu, look no further. We've planned everything you need for an epic feast...

Vegetarian Easter menu

Sometimes it's hard to cater for everyone at a big family gathering. That's why BBC Good Food has planned your perfect Easter menu for veggies, bursting with seasonal treats and hearty mains that won't leave you going hungry. 

Vibrant veggie starters

Radishes dipped in brown butter
Make veg the star of your seasonal starters. If you want a platter of nibbles people can dip into at leisure, these crunchy radishes dipped in brown butter with sea salt flakes are ideal. Keep the natural flavours coming with our roasted purple sprouting broccoli with punchy feta and preserved lemon. Roasting brings out the earthy flavours and with a pinch of chilli for heat and a zesty slice of lemon, this makes an addictive spring starter. 

More veggie starters... 

Salt-baked beetroot with feta
Ricotta dip with crushed tomatoes & bruschetta

Meat-free Easter mains

Veggie spiral pie
Hearty veggie pies can make really impressive Easter centrepieces. Even devoted carnivores will want a slice of this veggie spiral pie – a light, crisp pastry stuffed with rice, feta and spinach. Our crispy Greek style pie keeps it equally light and golden brown with sundried tomatoes and ready-made filo pastry for a no-stress main course. 

More veggie mains...

Spiced cauliflower roast
Crispy filo tart with seasonal veg

Sumptuous side dishes

New potato bake
The veg patch is starting to come into its own in spring, so make the most of Jersey Royals in our crispy new potato tray bake. A little white wine vinegar and a sprig of thyme goes a long way. For a sweet and tangy finish, try these balsamic shallots & carrots, plus pack in the greens in with our pods and sods with watercress.

More side dishes... 

Spring greens with lemon dressing
Purple sprouting broccoli & kale gratin

Sweets and treats

Rhubarb, marzipan and citrus cake
Whether you want to indulge in Easter chocolate or something light and fresh to finish off your feast, spring is a great season for both. A warm slice of rhubarb, marzipan and citrus sponge served with a scoop of crème fraîche is the perfect end to a filling meal. For a truly showstopping Easter themed dessert, this chocolate tart complete with golden Galaxy eggs is sure to impress. 

More desserts... 

Rhubarb & custard tart
Mini egg cake

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RNTalley
16th Apr, 2017
[Split Pea Pancakes] A short while ago, I made w-a-a-a-y too much split pea soup. By day three, the alphabet noodles in the soup had disintegrated and I was left with a container of thick, green glop. Making the most of it, I took several cups of the glop, added an egg, some flour, cilantro, salt, and green onion. Then I fried the batter in 1/3 c batches in a mixture of olive oil and butter until crispy and topped the pancakes with a mixture of Greek-style yogurt, curry powder, salt, and coarsely ground pepper. Not terribly appetizing to look at - but delicious.
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