Here are forty-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 an Easter brunch, lunch, or supper. 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.
Easy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Yum is all I can say! I have served these beauties on many festive occasions to rave reviews from all diners at the table. They look lovely when served on a bed of steamed or sautéed greens. Here’s a jazzy bonus: these Easy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are really easy to prepare! WATCH Laura prepare this vegan and delicious stuffed mushroom recipe on YOUTUBE
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!
Rocky Mountain Toast
Here’s a yummy brunch recipe that’s perfect to serve for Easter brunch! It’s my vegan version of a classic egg-based breakfast delicacy that my Mom used to serve when I was a girl. If you try this plant-based Rocky Mountain Toast once, you’ll be hooked! WATCH Laura demonstrate this delicious breakfast recipe, “step-by-step” on YouTube!
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.
Laura’s Peanut Noodles
In this authentic tasting cold noodle dish, a creamy peanut butter sauce makes a wonderful addition to cooked soba noodles. Not a fan of soba? You can use whole-wheat linguini, your favorite gluten-free pasta, or even plain old spaghetti. Bonus: The peanut sauce is tasty served over steamed fresh vegetables or a green salad too. Yum! You can WATCH Laura prepare this jazzylicious, plant-based Peanut Noodles recipe on YouTube!
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!
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.
Easy Vegan Paella
For years, my husband asked me to come
up with a vegan version of paella. One day, he brought home a paella pan and I was immediately inspired to create this delicious one-pot meal. If you don’t have a paella pan, don’t let that stop you. A large, thick-bottomed pan will do nicely, so I heartily suggest giving this enticing recipe a try! WATCH Laura prepare this delicious dish on YOUTUBE.
Zucchini Summer Quiche
A gluten-free, vegan Zucchini Summer Quiche makes a delicious brunch entrée.
Gingered Portobello Steaks
These delicious Gingered Portobello Steaks taste and look much like a conventional steak, making a great substitute for a meat entrée. I like to serve this snazzy dish for dinner parties, but it is easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, too!

SALADS

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!
Walnut, Beet, and Tofu Salad with Walnut Dressing This protein-rich salad makes a satisfying Easter brunch entrée or supper side salad. You can watch Laura prepare this delectable dish on YouTube!
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.
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.
Fancy Peeled Salad with Balsamic Dressing When a fancy dish is on the agenda, this combination of pretty peeled carrots and zucchini makes the perfect option. Kalamata olives provide a unique flavor, while artichoke hearts add substance to this show-stopping salad. Watch Laura prepare this fancy, festive salad on YouTube.
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.
Easy Vegan Egg Salad
I like to make this salad ahead of time and serve it well chilled. Turmeric lends this salad a beautiful color and also has impressive health benefits. For a delectable Easter lunch entrée, serve a scoop of this salad atop mixed baby greens, garnished with cucumber slices and red bell pepper strips, with whole-grain crackers or flatbread on the side. Watch Laura prepare this Vegan Egg Salad recipe, on YouTube!
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.

VEGGIE SIDE DISHES

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.
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.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic
This recipe comes together quickly if you purchase precut butternut squash, which is often available in supermarkets. The squash and garlic become golden brown and caramelized due to the long roasting time, producing a naturally sweet side dish that pairs well with many entrées. WATCH Laura prepare this delicious Roasted Butternut Squash recipe on YOUTUBE
Green Beans Almondine Watch 
This colorful green bean dish makes a delectable side dish for your Easter meal! Laura prepare Green Beans Almondine on YouTube!

Cauliflower, Potato, and Spinach Mash-Up
This yummy veggie combo is a fun way to change up mashed spuds, and it’s a great way to sneak cauliflower and spinach into your family’s meals!
Asparagus with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce
Serve this easy and delicious Asparagus with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce for an inviting Easter supper side dish. Watch Laura prepare this entire festive vegan supper menu on YouTubeHERE.

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.
Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas
Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas make a real hit at any party you are hosting and can be served as an appetizer or as a main course offering. Change up the toppers with whatever your family likes, and you have a perfect weeknight meal for everyone!
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.
Vegan Tapas Board
Dazzle your family and guests with this healthy, plant-based appetizer platter featuring colorful crudités, mixed nuts, dried fruit, tangy olives, and a variety of crisp crackers, served with flavorful Garlicky Hummus served on the side. WATCH Laura prepare her yummy, plant-based tapas board on YOUTUBE.
Guacamole Mini-Peppers
These simple nibbles will be a hit at your Easter get-together! Using pre-made guacamole makes these tasty Guacamole Mini-Peppers recipe super quick-to-prepare!
Laura’s Vegan Chopped Liver For a festive holiday appetizer, spoon the Vegan Chopped Liver into a bowl then “swirl” in a decorative pattern using a dinner knife. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with cocktail crackers on the side. Watch Laura prepare this wonderful Vegan Chopped Liver recipe on YouTube!
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.
Lemony-Turmeric Hummus
A pop of turmeric adds jazz to this flavorful, creamy and easy-to-prepare Lemony-Turmeric Hummus.

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!
Vegan Double-Chocolate Cake This beautiful, vegan chocolate cake is totally YUM! I have included a very easy chocolate ganache icing recipe here, but if you prefer, you can frost the cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting, or simply top the cake with a dusting of vegan confectioners’ sugar! WATCH Laura prepare this delicious cake on YOUTUBE.
Luscious Little Carrot Cupcakes
This recipe plays double duty, providing a moist breakfast muffin or fancy cupcake for dessert! These mini-muffin/cupcakes are on the larger side, so they are perfect for a satisfying snack too. If you add the festive vegan cream cheese frosting you’ll have a yummy cupcake! WATCH Laura prepare these delicious cupcakes on YOUTUBE!
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!
Vegan Pots de Crème
I have served this truly easy, incredibly delicious dessert countless times for holiday parties. It is one of my favorite chocolate treats! Watch me prepare my famous Vegan Pots de Crème on YouTube in our “Vegan Chocolate Desserts” show!
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.
Chocolate-Coconut Cake with Sweet Cherry Compote
This cake is totally jazzylicious and the 1-ingredient “frosting” is so easy! For a fancier frosting, try my delectable Chocolate Mousse Frosting on this cake.
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.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie
This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie is easy to prepare, gorgeous to look at, delicious to eat, and a delight to serve! Prepared using only five ingredients, it’s the perfect dessert for any festive occasion. Watch Laura prepare this delectable chocolate pie on YouTube

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