Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious holiday or as a celebratory, spring-has-sprung weekend with family—or both—it’s a great time to try some new plant-based recipes. Here are some yummy menu ideas that’ll have even your omnivore friends requesting these Easter dinner recipes! (Editor’s Note: All of these recipes can also be found on the FOK Recipe App.)
Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This creamy, oil-free dip features lemon, garlic, onion, spinach, and artichoke hearts. As one FOK reader says, “Very nice results! Will be served to our dinner guests tonight with vegan crackers.” View the recipe.
Herb-Crusted Asparagus Spears
For an easy and elegant side dish or appetizer, try these crispy, garlic- and ‘Parmesan’- crusted asparagus spears. Coated with hemp seeds, paprika, nutritional yeast, and bread crumbs, you’d never guess they’re oil-free! View the recipe.
Mushroom-Basil Au Gratin
Thin layers of mushrooms, potatoes, and onions are stacked with chard, fresh basil, and a creamy cashew sauce. Based on traditional au gratin potatoes, this is an ideal special-occasion entrée to share with guests. View the recipe.
Chickpea Avocado Salad
Ready in only 15 minutes, this salad has a great balance of flavor and texture: Fresh greens are tossed with diced red onion, creamy avocado, lime juice, and spicy jalapeño pepper. View the recipe.
Silky Vegan Chocolate Pie
This chilled vegan chocolate pie is gluten-free and great for dinner parties. The filling’s silky-smooth texture comes from steamed acorn squash. Maple syrup and date paste make it sweet, and cocoa powder brings the chocolatey richness. View the recipe.