Like most holiday dinners, Easter is not always a vegetarian friendly environment unless you count the side dishes. Finding menu options that adhere to a vegetarian diet and that are tasty and filling to an omnivore’s palette can be a challenge, especially since most Easter dinners consist of a roasted lamb, turkey or ham. Whether you have a vegetarian at your table or want to eat a little lighter this holiday, here’s a list of some delicious vegetarian recipes that will make your Easter dinner tasty, healthy, and environmentally conscience:
1 Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Those who are used to eating meat won’t miss it thanks to the lentils in this vegan shepherd’s pie that’s hearty and full of flavour.
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Leek and Mushroom Risotto
This risotto is filling, delicious, and uses fresh spring leeks – perfect for Easter dinner. Just be sure to substitute vegetable broth to ensure it’s vegetarian. You can also use dairy-free butter and cheese to make it vegan. If you’re short on time, make this dish with brown rice or basmati rice to make the cooking process faster.
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Take advantage of all the vegetables in season by making a pasta primavera dish for Easter dinner. Use this recipe as a base and add or replace the vegetable ingredients to suit your tastes.
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This versatile dish is quick and easy to make and can be used for either an Easter dinner or an Easter brunch. This is a basic frittata recipe; feel free to add whatever vegetables you want to the filling. Spinach and feta cheese is always a classic, crowd-pleasing choice!
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Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan
Asparagus is in season from February until June, so take advantage of the fresh stalks in your local grocery store by making this creamy asparagus soup.
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Perfect as a side dish and even better alone, scalloped potatoes are a great, vegetarian-friendly way to feed a crowd. You can also use soy milk and other dairy-free alternatives to make this dish vegan.
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What are your favourite vegetarian recipes that you use during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!