Delicious Plant-based Recipes for your Easter Menu

Easter Sunday is almost here and the corona virus pandemic will surely change the way we celebrate any special holidays in 2020, but we can still enjoy some great, healthy food. So it’s time to start planning for some of Easter’s best traditions — Easter brunch or dinner.

To help you create the perfect meal, we’ve compiled our best recipes for main courses, side dishes and colorful springtime desserts. Load up on the veggies: Springtime is the perfect time to add more fresh, local produce to your meals, especially your Easter brunch or dinner.

Broccoli Potato Tater Tots – These heavenly little bites are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, perfectly sweet and have a secret ingredient you wouldn’t expect: cumin. https://jaxvegancouple.com/broccoli-potato-tater-tots-vegetable-meatballs-great-for-kids/

Broccoli-Cheese Tater Tots

Vegan Mashed Potatoes – You know that no Easter meal is complete without fluffy mashed potatoes. And the secret to these incredibly creamy potatoes is something you might not expect: cashew cream. https://jaxvegancouple.com/mashed-potatoes/

Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, Eggplant – Roasting brings out the best in cauliflower, sweet potatoes. It comes out tasting sweet and intense. The secret is the special Moroccan spice mix with cumin, coriander, chili, turmeric, garam masala. We always roast a whole cauliflower and other vegetable and bring it to potlucks. It turns out great and the flavors are so delicious, everyone loves them. This also makes a beautiful side dish that is beautiful for Holiday parties. A perfect dish to serve when hosting vegans for dinner. Moroccan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Couscous with Chickpeas and Mint – This delicious couscous salad is ready in 15 minutes and contains whole wheat couscous, chickpeas, mint and aromatic indian spices. It is vegan and it is gluten-free.  Adding the chickpeas to this dish adds more flavor and it is filling.  The garam masala adds a nice kick to the flavor and tastes very rich and nutty. Perfect for an afternoon snack or an addition to salad.  Make a buddha bowl as couscous for the base more filling for dinner time. https://jaxvegancouple.com/recipe/couscous-with-chickpeas-and-mint/

Couscous with Chickpeas and Mint

Lentil Burgers with Tomato Jam – These lentil burgers  are a favorite from my childhood. So sweet, crunchy and delicious with so many tantalizing flavors. They are oil-free, healthy, nutritious, so filling, and packed with protein, sweet- spicy flavors. They are made with chickpeas, lentils, chickpea flour, carrot, herbs and spices.  You can also add some chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice mixture in the middle of each patty before closing for extra crunch and ooomph! This step is totally optional, passed down from my mom.

The patties can be made very quickly for snack time, lunchtime or dinner. Toss them in a salad, or make a Buddha bowl or stack them up in a burger with oodles of delicious tomato jam on top. Mom used to make this tomato jam all the time and we would just lick it out of the pot it’s so delicious.  Enjoy! https://jaxvegancouple.com/chickpea-lentil-burgers-with-tomato-jam/

Citrusy Tangy Springtime Salad – Springtime celebrations deserve a brightly flavored salad, packed with fresh veggies and herbs.This salad is perfect for warm spring days or anytime of the year. You can substitute any citrusy fruit for oranges, and use any leafy greens for the base. The dressing is delicious, you can leave the peanuts out if you are allergic to nuts. https://jaxvegancouple.com/recipe/citrusy-tangy-thai-salad-recipe/

Thai Cauliflower Curry in a Hurry – Such a simple, delicious recipe to make in under 20 minutes. You can add any vegetable to the curry, that you like instead of cauliflower. Tastes great by itself or over a bowl of quinoa or fried rice. Thai Cauliflower Curry in a Hurry Recipe

DESSERTS GALORE

So many healthy simple, and delicious dessert options.

  1. Strawberry Kiwi Pizza
  2. Almond Waffles with Coconut and Berries
  3. Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole
  4. Yummy Energy Date Balls
  5. Mango Icecream
  6. Banana Nut Oat Bread

Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole with Maple Caramel Topping – Everyone loves sweet potato casserole with crunchy maple pecans on top when it’s healthy and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. What’s not to love about that? This is our favorite dessert dish for bringing to potlucks during the holidays. https://jaxvegancouple.com/sweet-potato-pecan-casserole/

Banana Oat Walnut Bread – Breakfast for a crowd is fast and no-sweat with these easy-fix pancakes that can be served right from the sheet pan. Just cut small circles and add fig jam and fresh berries.  https://jaxvegancouple.com/recipe/banana-oat-walnut-bread/

Strawberry Kiwi Pizza and Almond Waffles with coconut and Berries