These Are the Vegetarian Dishes You Need to Make This Easter
Here are some of our favorite meat-free dishes to serve this Easter.
For many of us, Easter typically consists of big family gatherings at someone’s house or a favorite restaurant—and there’s usually a honey-glazed ham or leg of lamb. But maybe this is the year to change things up and go meatless, whether you are trying to cut back on meat or hosting friends and family who are vegetarian.
It may seem like a huge roast is a requirement at holiday dinners, but when you come right down to it, a celebratory feast really only requires a central dish large enough to feed everyone. Serve what you’d like, using the preferences of you and your guests as a guide.
We have suggestions below for some great vegetarian dishes substantial enough to anchor an Easter dinner. One of those so-crazy-it-just-might-work options is a quiche. Rich and filling, eggs ensure the meal is protein-packed—and don’t eggs just seem right at Easter anyway?
A similar idea is asparagus and Teleme tart. Cheesy and substantial, this dish does include the one thing we can’t imagine doing without at this time of year: asparagus.
It’s not a holiday meal without carbs; we’ve got you covered here, too, with a traditional idea, hot cross buns, and something a little more unorthodox: fennel-laced flageolet beans. You’ll be wanting something sweet to end the meal with, too. Provided your guests do all eat eggs and dairy, dessert is probably the easiest part of dinner to vegetize. May we suggest these mini pavlovas? They’re pleasingly soft, crisp, and delicious all at once, and they are a perfect vehicle for toppings ranging from traditional strawberries and kiwi to tiny chocolate eggs. Read on for these recipes—and more!