25+ Delicious Vegan Easter Recipes (easy and kid-friendly) 🐣

Easter is right around the corner and you still haven’t planned your festive menu? Don’t worry, I am here for you! In this article, you will find 25+ delicious vegan Easter recipes to impress your guests, from scrumptious plant-based appetizers to veggie-based main dishes, refreshing cocktails and mocktails, and decadent dairy-free desserts. 🍰 Of course, all the recipes are super healthy and easy to make, kid-friendly, and can be meal-prepped in advance, in true Caitlin-style! 👩‍🍳

Appetizers (plant-based) 🥨 – Vegan Easter Recipes

Let’s start our Easter dinner right with some mouthwatering appetizers! All ready in less than 30 minutes, healthy, and made with easily available ingredients. 🙌

1. Baked Kale Chips 🥬

Looking for a tasty and original appetizer for your Easter dinner? Try my baked kale chips! Only 5 ingredients and no mess to clean up. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients of the coating together and cook everything in the oven (or in a food dehydrator). Unlike the most popular kale chip recipes on the internet, you won’t need an overpriced air fryer for my kale chips – even though this recipe works in the air fryer as well!

Baked Kale Chips

Looking for a tasty and original way to consume kale? Try my baked kale chips 🥬. An easy and quick recipe that will literally change your life! Only 5 ingredients and no mess to clean up: you just have to mix all the ingredients of the coating together and cook everything in the oven (or food dehydrator).

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kale chips

2. Beet Hummus 🥄

A colorful and creamy dip, that will surely impress your guests! Beets are incredibly nutritious (more on the amazing benefits of beetroots here), and with this recipe, you will easily trick your kids to eat this “superfood” too. You can prep the hummus in advance, and then serve it with my gluten-free Flax Quinoa Crackers (check the recipe below).

Beet Hummus

The fabulous color & flavor in this beet hummus will amaze everyone at the table! It is delicious, so healthy, and easy to make. Beets are incredibly nutritious, and with this recipe you will easily trick your kids to eat beets too. Make a larger portion, and you will have a garnish or dip for several different meals / snacks during the week in just a few minutes!

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beet hummus served in a small white bowl, and some whole seed crackers on the side

3. Flax Quinoa Crackers 🥨

Have you ever tried making your own crackers at home? With my recipe, you will prep some healthy, crunchy quinoa and flaxseed in less than 30 minutes. Great with my beet hummus (recipe above) or other creamy dips, such as Rick’s Black Bean Dip or my Oil-Free Curry Hummus!

Quinoa and Flaxseed Crackers

Gluten-free, vegan, and oil-free: my Flax Quinoa Crackers are the perfect healthy alternative to store-bought crackers, which are generally high in preservatives and made with ultra-processed ingredients!Not only this is such a wholesome recipe, but it is also super easy and quick to make. In less than thirty minutes, you will have THE perfect crunchy and crispy homemade snack!

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quinoa flaxseed crackers with heavenly hummus

4. Banh Mi Sliders 🥕

A Vietnamese-inspired recipe to give an exotic touch to your Easter feast! The air-fried edamame patties are enclosed by fragrant, homemade wholegrain buns and everything is enriched with fresh and crunchy veggies. A true delight for the palate!

Edamame Banh Mi Sliders – Vegan Vietnamese Recipe

Make an impressive and easy vegan appetizer with these Vietnamese-inspired edamame Banh Mi Sliders! Filled with lots of veggies and plant proteins.

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Edamame Banh Mi Sliders - Vegan Vietnamese Recipe

5. Zucchini Corn Fritters 🥒

Another delicious vegan Easter recipe is my zucchini corn fritters. Gluten-free, meal-prep friendly, and simply a great way to make your kids love their veggies! Plus, the ingredients needed are very minimal and easily available (you would probably already have them in your pantry!).

Mexican Zucchini Corn Fritters

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these baked zucchini fritters are vegan and gluten-free as well, suitable for every dietary need. Plus, their preparation only requires 5 basic ingredients (plus some herbs and spices), all of which are easily available and quite affordable as well!

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Mexican zucchini fritters

Vegan Main Courses 🍝 – Vegan Easter Recipes

Here we are to the central part of our Easter feast: the main courses! For you, I have chosen 5 scrumptious, veggie-based recipes, that will impress all of your guests!

6. Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Veggies 🍅

A classic festive dish, but vegan and super nourishing? My vegan lasagna with tofu and veggies! Simply delicious, colorful, and perfect for both a fancy Easter dinner or a more relaxed Spring brunch!

Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Veggies

Would you believe me if I tell you that this vegan lasagna with tofu ricotta and veggies is not only super delicious but also highly nourishing as well? And that it took me less than an hour to prep all the ingredients for it? Well, this vegan lasagna recipe has been one of my most successful dishes!

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vegan veggie lasagna

7. Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta 🍋

Looking for a hearty, yet fresh pasta dish for your big festive lunch? This Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta will bring everyone together! Light, easy to make, and simply delicious!

Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta

Looking for a hearty, yet fresh pasta dish? This Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta is the right recipe for you!Plant-based, filled with lots of veggies, and covered in a mouthwatering, creamy tahini sauce, this Lemon Linguine (a long, strand pasta made with just water and flour) is also very quick and easy to make.

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Lemon Tahini Zucchini Linguine

8. Vegan Chickpea Dumplings 🥟

Looking for an alternative Easter lunch idea? Try these vegan chickpea dumplings! An Indian-inspired recipe full of flavors and with an incredible texture! Plus, they are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with whole, nourishing ingredients. I love to serve them with my special curried tomato sauce and some wild brown rice.

Vegan Chickpea Dumplings in Curried Tomato Sauce Over Brown Rice

These Indian-inspired vegan chickpea dumplings are macro-balanced, easy and delicious. A true comfort food for all the family!

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Vegan Chickpea Dumplings in Curried Tomato Sauce Over Brown Rice

9. Creamy Kale Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Beans 🍄

Here I am with another Easter Italian-inspired recipe! My Creamy Kale Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Beans recipe is easy to make, healthy, and loaded with lots of precious nutrients. I’m willing to say it’s better than Jamie Oliver’s Kale Gnocchi recipe 😉.

Kale Gnocchi

Here I am with an Italian-inspired recipe: Creamy Kale Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Beans! As always, this recipe is not only delicious but it is also super healthy and loaded with lots of precious nutrients.

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Kale gnocchi served in white bowl and topped with parsley leaves and shredded cheese

10. Roasted Vegetables Chickpea Pasta 🍝

Next on my Easter menu is this Roasted Vegetables Pasta. Again, a kid-friendly, vegan Easter recipe, is still very nourishing and wholesome. For this recipe, I opted for some chickpea pasta, higher in fiber and protein than regular white pasta!

Roasted Vegetable Chickpea Pasta

This tangy and savory pasta is easy to make and super nutritious! Full of plant-based protein and flavor – you won’t miss the meat!

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roasted veggies over chickpea pasta

Side Dishes 🍠& Salads 🥗 – Vegan Easter Recipes

Now that we have our appetizers and mains covered, let’s move to side dishes and salad. I personally love to combine a “heavier” dish with a light salad or side dish. Of course, this does not mean eating plain, boring boiled veggies. On the contrary, my salads are full of colors, flavors, and consistencies, for a true culinary experience!

11. Mediterranean Brussels Sprouts 🍃

One of my favorite side dish recipes! Easy and quick to make, but full of flavor. For a fully plant-based dish, swap the regular feta with a vegan one, or with some silken tofu.

Mediterranean Brussels Sprouts

Who loves Brussels sprouts!? Here is a recipe for some quick and easy, delicious Mediterranean Brussels sprouts I came up with on the fly!⁣

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Mediterrranean Brussel Sprouts

12. Healthy Creamy Mashed Potatoes 🍠

What’s more festive than mashed potatoes?! One of my favorite childhood dishes, but way healthier -and creamier, not to too my own horn! For a plant-based version, swap the low-fat milk and yogurt with some soy or oat ones (remember they should be unsweetened).

Healthy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving dinner calls for Turkey, mushroom gravy…and creamy garlic mashed potatoes! 🥔🧄 The good news is that with my recipe you won’t need lots of butter, heavy milk and cream to make some tasty healthy creamy mashed potatoes!

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creamy garlic mashed potatoes

13. Cold Broccoli Salad with Pear Vinaigrette 🍐

The creaminess of the pear vinaigrette perfectly balances the crunchiness of the raw veggies in this cold broccoli salad. A must for your Spring picnics and Easter brunch!

Cold Broccoli Salad with Pear Vinaigrette

Spring is here: what’s better than an earthy and nourishing Cold Broccoli Salad for your Easter picnic? Easy and quick to make, this healthy salad is enriched with a flavorful and creamy Pear Vinaigrette, made with pureed pear, vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, and honey. 🍯

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pear broccoli salad with tart cherries

14. Kale Apple Beet Coleslaw 🍎

Here is how to give a twist to a traditional recipe and make it lighter and -more importantly- even more delicious! A perfect combination of sweet and tart, in just a handful of calories! Just remember to swap the Greek yogurt and mayonnaise with their vegan counterparts.

Kale Apple Beet Coleslaw

This kale apple coleslaw, with optional addition of beets, is a creative twist on traditional coleslaw, with a sweet and tart flavor combination. It is much lighter than traditional coleslaw and very nutritious!

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Glass Bowl full of Kale Apple Coleslaw

15. Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad 🍉

A fruit salad for your Easter breakfast? It’s a big YES for me! This one is covered with a refreshing lemon maple vinaigrette, that enhances the sweetness of the fruits in the salad. Here I used strawberries, blackberries, and watermelon, but you can also add/swap them with blueberries and Honeydew melon.

Watermelon Berry Salad with Lemon Maple Vinaigrette

This watermelon berry fruit salad is a refreshing treat that can help you endure the heat this summer. It’s easy to make, and very refreshing!

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Watermelon berry lemon thyme vinaigrette salad

Dairy-free Decadent Desserts 🍰 – Vegan Easter Recipes

What’s best than ending your bottomless Easter dinner or brunch with a decadent slice of cake? Even better if it’s vegan, dairy-free, low in refined sugars, and made with simple, healthy ingredients! All the treats you will find here are easy and quick to make and can suit all dietary needs.

16. Chocolate Date Easter Eggs w/ Coconut & Peanut Butter 🍫

Nothing speaks Easter more than these sugar-free Chocolate Date Easter eggs, a healthier alternative to the overly-processed storebought ones. These are made with a heart of coconut and peanut butter and are sweetened with monk fruit.

Sugar-free Chocolate Date Easter Eggs w/ Coconut & Peanut Butter

Home-made, dairy-free, and sugar-free: these Vegan Chocolate Date Easter Eggs are THE perfect Easter treat! Forget about those unhealthy and highly-processed Easter Eggs you can buy at the supermarket. These Vegan Chocolate Date Easter Eggs are not only wholesome and nutritious but also super tasty!

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chocolate date easter eggs

17. Chocolate Crostata 🥧

Nothing better than this Double Chocolate Crostata to end your Easter dinner on a sweet note! Rich, decadent, but still made with relatively healthier ingredients! A true heaven for chocolate lovers!

Chocolate Crostata

Surprise your partner this Valentine’s Day💘with this incredible Double Chocolate Crostata! 🍫 Vegan, gluten-free, and super simple to make, this vegan chocolate cake will easily become your favorite dessert recipe ever! 💗

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chocolate crostata

18. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 🍪

Could you believe me if I tell you that I managed to recreate the cookies of my childhood, but completely refined sugar-free, and made with wholesome ingredients? What are you waiting for?! Discover the recipe here!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made with only whole-food ingredients, these healthier alternative almond butter chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, better for your body and mind, and even completely (refined) sugar-free. What more could you want from a cookie?!

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almond butter chocolate chip cookies

19. Raspberry Lemon Bars 🍋

If you are looking for a “fresher”, zestier recipe, these Raspberry Lemon Bars are for you! A great alternative to the chocolate-heavy treats above for your Easter dinner or brunch!

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Need a quick, yet healthy treat to pick you up mid-afternoon? Try my delicious Raspberry Lemon Bars, a plant-based and gluten-free snack that will help naturally raise your energy levels! 🍋 Indeed, my lemon raspberry bars are made with just whole, natural ingredients, rich in all the minerals and vitamins that will help support the optimal functioning of your body. Plus, they contain a good amount of protein and healthy fats, both of which can help you curb any sugar cravings and help you feel fuller for longer!

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raspberry lemon bars

20. Beet Date Carrot Cake 🥕

Refined-sugar-free and gluten-free: are you sure we are talking about a carrot cake?! This beet date carrot cake is packed with nutritious ingredients and sweetened with “nature’s candies” (i.e. dates).

Beet Date Carrot Cake

You’ll barely realize this decadent carrot cake is packed with nutrition and sweetened with a nutritious sugar substitute – dates!

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White plate with Beet Date Carrot Cake served

21. Dark Chocolate Hummus 🍓

Hummus for desserts? Yes, you have heard it right! This dark chocolate hummus makes for a scrumptious end to your Easter dinner, and is also super quick to make, with only 5 ingredients!

Dark Chocolate Hummus

Would you believe me if I tell you that a decadent chocolate dessert can also be healthy and high in protein, while also being super easy and quick to make? This dark chocolate hummus proves that eating healthy doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen or giving up on your favorite treats.

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Chocolate hummus

Refreshing Drinks for your Easter Dinner 🍹- Vegan Easter Recipes

Last but certainly not least, are the drinks for our Easter feast! Here, I will show you options for both mocktails (non-alcoholic beverages) and traditional cocktails. Plus, an incredible and refreshing strawberry detox lemonade, my signature beverage!

22. Hibiscus Margarita Mocktail 🍸

A sweet and sour kid-friendly “cocktail”, sugar-free, caffeine-free, and simply delicious! For this recipe, I used some homemade hibiscus tea, rich in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.

Hibiscus Margarita Mocktail

Are you ready to feel like you are already on vacation? 🌴 Try this Hibiscus margarita mocktail 🍸! A completely caffeine-free and alcohol-free drink, made with a combination of natural and healthy ingredients.

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hibiscus margarita mocktail

23. Watermelon Sangria 🍉

A twist to the traditional Spanish sangria, made with white wine, fresh watermelon pulp and juice, and a refreshing hard lime seltzer. For a non-alcoholic beverage, just swap the white wine with some alcohol-free wine or lemon soda + grape juice.

Watermelon Sangria

White wine, watermelon, a good hard lime seltzer, and a handful of chopped fruit. Mix everything and you have the perfect refreshing summer drink!

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watermelon berry sangria

24. Strawberry Detox Lemonade 🍓

Rich in detoxifying compounds, this Strawberry Detox Lemonade is my signature drink! The perfect refreshing beverage for your Spring barbeques, or Easter brunch!

Strawberry Detox Lemonade

This strawberry detox lemonade is as delicious and refreshing as it is detoxifying for your body. Enjoy it after a steamy workout, or whenever you need to detox from the night before!

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Two jars full of Strawberry Detox Lemonade

25. Blackberry Mint Lemonade 🍋

Rich in simple sugars (from the fruit), this blackberry mint lemonade is a perfect pick-me-up for your endless Easter lunch! Plus, it contains lots of antioxidants from the blackberries and lemon.

Blackberry Mint Lemonade

Post-run cooling and carb-restoring homemade Blackberry Mint Lemonade 🍋 ! Are you hitting the streets and trying to beat the heat!? This refreshing recipe will cool you off and tastes like an amazing mocktail!

Check out this recipe

frozen blackberry lemonade served in two glasses, garnished with a piece of lemon, and one blackberry

Before you go…

I hope you love these vegan Easter recipes as much as I do! If you have tried it, please let me know how you liked it in the comments. And don’t forget to tag my socials (all the links are below). Wish you a happy Easter! 💗🌸

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