Here are twenty-five colorful, festive, and flavorful dishes to grace your springtime table. All of these recipes are vegan and delicious, making them an excellent choice for serving family and friends at your Easter table. From exciting entrées-to snazzy sides-to appealing appetizers and dazzling desserts, there’s something here to please everyone you are cooking for!

MAIN DISHES

Asparagus Tart
This amazing Asparagus Tart is a tasty cross between a veggie quiche and a crustless tart. It’s simple to prepare, pretty to serve and delicious to eat!
Pecan, Sunflower Seed, and Zucchini Loaf
When you need a tasty and satisfying vegan meatless loaf, this easy-to-prepare Pecan, Sunflower Seed, and Zucchini Loaf will truly please! It has quite a few steps, but is very tasty and well-worth the extra time.
Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche
Creating a dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free quiche can be challenging, but this flavorful Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche is so yummy you won’t miss the cream, eggs or crust. This dish is perfect to serve for breakfast, lunch or light supper, plus it makes a festive holiday brunch entrée to please everyone!
Mac ‘n Peas Casserole
Craving the comforting, creamy texture and smooth taste of mac and cheese? This innovative Mac ’n Peas Casserole recipe fills the bill when you’re seeking a warm and hearty replacement for that dairy-laden version. Peas add color and pop, while the butternut squash and cashews create a super velvety sauce.
Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These meaty-tasting Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are filled to the brim with hearty quinoa, walnuts, sweet red peppers and fresh basil, making them a colorful, crowd-pleasing entrée. Bonus: They are gluten-free and soy-free, ideal when entertaining guests with these common dietary restrictions.
Fancy Roasted Vegetable Torte
Festive and delicious, this exquisite torte makes an excellent choice for a fancy company or holiday meal. I will admit, it has many steps to it, but the extra time is well worth the “wow-factor” results!
Zucchini Summer Quiche
A gluten-free, vegan Zucchini Summer Quiche makes a delicious brunch entrée.

SALADS and VEGGIE SIDES

Chickpea and Artichoke Salad
Chickpea and Artichoke Salad is a delicious and filling salad to serve as a substantial main course or hearty side dish. The chickpeas and artichoke hearts provide substance, while the spinach and sweet peppers add color and crunch. It’s such a beautiful dish to look at, too!
Romaine, Mini-Pepper and Walnut Salad
Romaine, Mini-Pepper and Walnut Salad is a simple salad that packs a punch of flavor and crunch. This dish makes the perfect accompaniment to a company meal or weeknight family upper.
Zingy Roasted Asparagus
This is a wonderful way to serve asparagus for a spring supper or festive summer meal. Served hot, Zingy Roasted Asparagus makes a welcome side dish for any meal. Served cold, this asparagus is heavenly as a luncheon salad or a lively first course for a dinner party.
Spinach and Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing
Spinach and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing blends baby spinach, pumpkin seeds and crisp apples topped with a tangy oil-free dressing.
Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce
The refreshing citrus notes of the orange juice enhance this colorful Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce recipe. A finishing sprinkle of gomasio adds a subtle crunch, but if you cannot find gomasio in your market, plain roasted (or raw) hulled sesame seeds substitute perfectly.
Sweet Arugula Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing
Sweet Arugula Salad has a maple-y dressing paired with tangy dried cranberries, crisp Granny Smith apples and spicy arugula makes a tempting salad combination.
Lemony Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs
When I have fresh herbs on hand, I love to serve a main dish that showcases their vibrant color and fragrant flavors. Basil and parsley, combined with cooked quinoa, chickpeas, and a lively lemon-based dressing, makes for a nutritious and welcoming spring or summer salad entrée.

APPETIZERS

Lemony Guacamole
Just a few ingredients whip together in five minutes to make this appetizing Lemony Guacamole. A great start to your springtime meal.
Vegan Deviled Eggs
Vegan Deviled “Eggs” are super easy, nutritious and delicious! These cute little devils beautifully take the place of a classic stuffed egg.
Zucchini-Avocado “Sushi” Rolls
These simple “sushi-like” rolls use zucchini instead of seaweed for the wrapper and they are easy to prepare. The dipping sauce is super quick, too, but don’t be fooled: these Zucchini-Avocado “Sushi” Rolls (once dipped in the Tamari-Scallion Dipping Sauce) are full of umami flavor.
Lemony-Turmeric Hummus
A pop of turmeric adds jazz to this flavorful, creamy and easy-to-prepare Lemony-Turmeric Hummus.
Easy Vegan Antipasto
This Vegan Antipasto can be served on the side in place of a leafy green salad, or offer it for a first course or appetizer platter for a holiday party. I like to roast the peppers and asparagus in advance, and serve them chilled with this simple-to-prepare, but flavorful antipasto.

DESSERTS

Lemon-Raspberry Swirl Cheese-Cake
This amazing vegan Lemon-Raspberry Swirl Cheeze-Cake tastes incredibly creamy and delicious. It’s a fruity, sweet dessert that makes a gorgeous presentation to impress your family and guests. Even though this yummy recipe has quite a few steps – it’s well worth the effort – the results are spectacular!
Lemon-Blueberry Oat Cake
This super lemony cake makes an inviting afternoon snack or easy dessert. Packed with fresh blueberries, bananas, and chopped pecans, this tender baked goodie is sure to please! For a weeknight dessert, I simply cut the cake into squares and serve. For a fancy party, I suggest using a ring mold to cut the cake into rounds, then garnish with fresh blueberries, strawberries (or raspberries), and fresh mint sprigs. If desired, serve a dollop of “Vegan Whipped Topping” (recipe below) on the side. So easy and festive!
Coconut, Orange and Carrot Mini-Cakes
These rich and moist Coconut, Orange and Carrot Mini-Cakes are as tasty as they are cute. Orange juice stands in for milk and flaxseeds make an excellent substitute for the oil and eggs. Topped with a decadent vegan cream cheese frosting, this dessert is a real standout.
Mini Raspberry Cheeze-Cakes
Delicate and delightful, but not too sweet, these Mini Raspberry Cheeze-Cakes showcase fresh raspberries nestled in a tofu cheese-like filling, with a gluten-free, flourless fruit and nut crust. So good.
Lemon “Buttermilk” Cake with Maple Glaze
This quick-to-assemble Lemon “Buttermilk” Cake with Maple Glaze is lower in fat than most snack cakes, making it a guilt-free sweet for any day of the week. Homemade vegan “buttermilk” takes only minutes to make. The maple glaze adds moisture and a vibrant, tangy flavor from the freshly squeezed lemon.
Blueberry Cheeze-Cake Squares
Here are nutritious ingredients disguised as a decadent, creamy dessert bar nestled in a tasty fruit and nut crust—all topped with fresh blueberries. These Blueberry Cheeze-Cake Squares double as a delightful breakfast pastry, too!
Balsamic Strawberry Delight with Fresh Mint and Cashew Cream
Balsamic Strawberry Delight is a delectable dessert with a true Italian flair. The tart balsamic vinegar combined with sweet maple syrup and fresh mint enhances the flavor of fresh, juicy strawberries. Topped with a light vegan Cashew Cream whipped “cream,” this dish is pleasingly light and refreshing for a springtime dessert or anytime treat!

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