Vegan Easter Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegan Easter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Rating: 4.75 stars
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All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

Crumble Topping

Rating: 5 stars
3
This quick crumble topping is convenient to have on hand.

Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
1
Classic carrot cake goes vegan in this easy recipe, and gets covered with coconut whipped cream to replace the traditional cream cheese frosting. A mixture of flax and water makes a sturdy substitute for eggs in this vegan cake. Plus, sweet crushed pineapple helps to make this cake delicious with less added sugar.

Roasted Cabbage with Chive-Mustard Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.44 stars
5
In this roasted cabbage recipe, cabbage wedges are roasted at a high temperature, creating an amazing texture and sweet flavor. Serve the roasted cabbage wedges drizzled with the chive-mustard vinaigrette as a side dish for roast poultry, meat or fish, or alone with crusty bread.

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Rating: 5 stars
1
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.

Dairy-Free Banana Rice Pudding

Rating: 4.25 stars
3
This rice pudding is dairy-free, but the bananas and rice milk make it so creamy and rich-tasting, no one will know the difference.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Rating: 4 stars
1
Coconut whipped cream, also known as vegan whipped cream, is the perfect topping for any dairy-free or vegan dessert. It's light, creamy and entirely plant-based. Like regular whipped cream, you can also add flavoring--citrus zest, espresso powder or a different extract--to this basic recipe to customize the flavor. Refrigerating the can of coconut milk or cream overnight allows the fat/cream to separate from the liquid and solidify.

Ruby-Red Grapefruit Cocktail

This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines gin, Campari, fresh grapefruit juice and seltzer. The touch of Campari enhances its beautiful red color, but if you prefer a less bitter drink, omit it.

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

Rating: 5 stars
3
All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier coconutty peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

"Chocomole" Pudding

Rating: 4.75 stars
4
Creamy avocados make this dairy-free and vegan chocolate dessert recipe super-rich. Serve as a not-so-sweet dessert or with strawberries for dipping.

Roasted Pears

Rating: 4 stars
1
Roasted pears are a simple dessert on their own, or top with lightly sweetened mascarpone for a more decadent treat.

Broiled Mango

Rating: 4 stars
2
Broiling fruit brings out its inherent sweetness. A squeeze of tart lime juice balances it out. Try this technique with pineapple as well.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Potato, Asparagus & Mushroom Hash
Rating: Unrated
3
Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, springtime taste. Serve with hearty whole-grain toast for an easy vegan breakfast or with an egg on top for a vegetarian take.

Herbed Lemon Orzo

Rating: 4.33 stars
4

Lemon zest and fresh parsley brighten up plain orzo for a great side dish you'll find yourself adding to your repertoire.