From the main course to chocolate mallow eggs – here’s how to do vegan Easter
It’s nearly everyone’s favourite chocolate-filled holiday, but what if you’ve recently become vegan or have vegan guests? Here are a few suggestions.
Easter lunch or dinner is a fun time for family and friends with traditional roast meat and veggies on the table and lots of confectioneries that aren’t necessarily vegan-friendly.
So what if your favourite cousin is vegan? Or you and your chosen family have decided to embrace a lifestyle change and chose a vegan diet? What does Easter look like then?
You can try creating a vegan roast with your favourite hearty veggies, baking a large casserole to satisfy a large group and end off with a plant-based dessert – there are so many options!
Want to plan out your menu? We have a few suggestions and recipes to help live your best dairy-free, meat-free food life.
Smoky vegan ‘cheese’ with pine nuts and pomegranate seeds
Serve this as a snack when everyone arrives with some melba toast or set them on the table for everyone to enjoy if you’re not doing a sit-down dinner too.
Vegan corn chowder with prawn-style pieces
With the change of season, some warming soup is always welcome. This corn chowder will delight you and warm you from the inside out with the lovely flavours of corn, coconut cream and garlic alongside the prawn-like pieces.
Vegan socca topped with greens and coconut yoghurt
This French dish is traditionally gluten-free as it uses chickpea flour, but this version is vegan-friendly too!
Avocado, quinoa and edamame salad
Your guests will be clamouring for this recipe that is so simple to make but yummy too.
Vegan and gluten-free lasagne
Who doesn’t love some warm, tasty comfort food in the form of layered veggies and pasta with lots of cheese? This one calls for macadamia nuts, nutritional yeast and soy milk to make the “cheese” sauce and will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
Cauliflower and bean curry
This beautiful, fragrant and delicious curry will hit all the right spots and no meat means it won’t be too heavy.
Vegan baked tofu with ratatouille vegetables
Add tofu to this vegetarian classic with a twist and it’s perfect for all your vegan guests.
Creamy vegan cauliflower risotto with maple soy mushrooms
You can’t go wrong with a creamy risotto!
Vegan milk tart
This milk tart uses vegan butter, vegan condensed milk, almond milk and cornflour to create a South African favourite that will please all your guests.
Vegan pastéis de natas
Hmmm, baked custard goodness that’s vegan-friendly? Yes, please!
Vegan chocolate and peanut butter tart
A great alternative to your traditional tarts, this baby can be made ahead of time to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Vegan strawberry mousse
Coconut cream, bananas and, of course, strawberries for a sweet but simple after-lunch/dinner treat!
Chocolates and Easter eggs
Vegan marshmallow eggs
Sad that you can’t get your mallow egg fix? Fear not! This great recipe is a wonderful plant-based alternative to the kinds you get in-store made with agar-agar and tinned chickpea water.
Vegan and love chocolate? These 5 chocolatey vegan treats will leave you giddy with excitement! From chocolate and date caramel bars to vegan chocolate cake, these dairy and egg-free alternatives are far more exciting than the pure dark chocolate goodies you’ll find in stores.
Want to get some more vegan treats? Try any of these great vegan products!