If holidays have a way of creeping up on you - here is a collection of Veggie Primer recipes and resources to help you plan a simple plant-based Easter dinner.
I wish I were the type of person who plans holiday meals weeks ahead of time and sets a beautiful table.
I'm not. As you can see, I had to use a stock image of a pretty table setting for this post.
Easter is less than a week away and I'm just now realizing I have to figure out what to make. You may recall I owned up to my poor planning skills when I explained Why I'm An Unlikely Food Blogger.
If you are in the same boat, I can't help you with your table setting, but I can offer some suggestions for planning a simple plant-based Easter dinner.
Traditional Easter Dinners
Before I switched to a plant-based diet, my family enjoyed simple picnic-style Easter dinners. Our meals generally included:
- Potato Salad
- Sweet Potatoes
- Deviled Eggs
- Green Beans
- Dinner Roll
My family still eats meat. So we may have ham this year. But the rest of the meal will be plant-based. That's how we compromise.
Plant-Based Recipes for your Easter Dinner
Baked BBQ Tempeh
I will likely make BBQ Tempeh to have in the place of ham.
But, I've cut back on the amount of soy I eat, so I may have Baked Teriyaki Portobello Mushrooms instead.
Or, I could have BBQ lentils – a simple recipe I make in my Instant Pot. But I haven't shared it on Veggie Primer yet, so I wasn't sure if I should mention it.
Roasted Asparagus can take the place of green beans. This simple recipe mixes the earthy taste of asparagus with the sweet flavors of apple and onion.
I suppose if you want green beans, you could add them to the mix. Green beans and asparagus go well together. Broccoli and asparagus are also tasty.
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes make the cut. They are one of my favorite foods.
However, instead of the candied version of the past - I enjoy them plain. They are sweet enough all on their own!
Veggie Pasta Salad
Veggie Pasta Salad can take the place of the place of potato salad – for the simple reason I have not yet developed a plant-based potato salad recipe. It's on my to-do list.
Or, I could go with Veggie Coleslaw. My family loves the recipe.
You gotta have chocolate on Easter, right? This Gluten-Free Chocolate Snake Cake is a cinch to make.
Top it with my famous Dark Chocolate Avocado Frosting to make it even more decadent.
I usually go easy on
Looking for other ideas? I invite you to view my Intriguing Cocktails Pinterest Board.
Planning a Simple Plant-Based Easter Dinner
I hope you have found my suggestions for planning a simple plant-based Easter dinner helpful.
More importantly, I hope you are able to relax and celebrate the day with peace and love.
I welcome questions and comments!