Vegetarian and vegan Easter menu: from appetizers to desserts

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La Easter approaches and it's time to think about what to prepare for lunch. For this day of celebration it is possible to choose many vegetarian recipes, cruelty free dishes that they marry the true meaning of Easter, the symbolic day of rebirth.

A holiday with ancient roots since Passover originally commemorated the liberation of the Jews from the slavery of the Egyptians. Subsequently, with the advent of Christianity, it assumed an even deeper meaning becoming the recurrence that praises the rebirth to new life.



Regardless of religion, Easter is considered a holiday linked to life and rebirth. This is why we offer you a menu that does not require the killing of animal lives, without giving up the taste and pleasure of good food.

Index

Appetizers for the Easter menu

Savory baked potato donuts

This recipe is really simple to make. You can serve the salted potato donuts as an aperitif or as a main course. You will need a donut or donut mold, which you can easily find at home improvement stores, grocery stores or online.

READ: SALTED BUNS OF BAKED POTATOES

Chickpea falafel

The chickpea falafel recipe is very simple. It is a very good dish, typical of the Middle Eastern tradition, present both in Arab cuisine and in Israeli cuisine. They are a kind of croquettes for the preparation of which the basic ingredient is usually represented by legumes. In the preparation of falafel, chickpeas or beans are mainly used.

READ: HOW TO PREPARE CHICKPEAS FALAFEL AT HOME

Chickpea hummus

THEchickpea hummus it is a really tasty preparation to be enjoyed accompanying it with bread or raw vegetables. The basic ingredient is represented by chickpeas, boiled and mashed or blended until a homogeneous cream is obtained, easy to spread. There are many variations of chickpea hummus to prepare with the addition of other ingredients that serve to make it colorful and even tastier. So you can serve your guests hummus to spread in different colors and flavors.



READ: HUMMUS: THE TRADITIONAL RECIPE AND 5 TASTY VARIATIONS

Easter menu: the first

Stuffed pasta

Whether they are with spinach, pumpkin or herbs, ravioli and tortellini are tasty stuffed pastas to be served for the holidays, not only at Christmas but also at Easter. In addition to the filling, it is also easy to indulge yourself with broth or with the type of condiment to be combined with stuffed pasta.

READ: RAVIOLI AND TORTELLINI: 10 VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN RECIPES FOR STUFFED PASTA

Vegetarian lasagna

Unmissable vegetarian and vegan lasagna. Here you can really have fun and in the meantime amaze friends and relatives by bringing imaginative recipes to the table, which move away from traditional ones and take advantage of seasonal raw materials: artichokes, vegetables, mushrooms.

Read: VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN LASAGNA: 10 TASTY RECIPES

Seconds of the Easter Menu

If you are looking for valid alternatives to meat and the classic roast, at Easter you can serve a vegetarian roast based on vegetables and legumes. At that point even calling it "roast" is misleading but the name is purely indicative. You can follow one of the recipes that we suggest and vary them according to your tastes and the ingredients available from season to season. And there are many other delicious vegan second courses!

READ: VEGETARIAN ROAST: 10 TASTY ALTERNATIVE RECIPES


Easter menu: side dishes

Baked potatoes

Always appreciated by everyone, baked potatoes are a simple dish but you have to know how to cook them properly, using a series of secrets to obtain golden and crispy baked potatoes.


There are several recipes for baked potatoes, whatever they are crunchy, au gratin or stuffed they will please everyone.

READ: BAKED POTATOES: RECIPES TO MAKE THEM CRISPY, GRATIN OR STUFFED

Carciofi

The artichokes have now arrived on our tables. These vegetables, which guarantee many beneficial properties for health, are very versatile: from velvety to stuffed artichokes and the combination with quinoa. An excellent seasonal side dish.


Read: ARTICHOKES: 10 VEG RECIPES TO ENJOY THEM

Vegetarian savory pies

A dish that never tires, the vegetarian pies allow you to indulge yourself with seasonal ingredients and to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Choose the variant (s) you prefer and serve them as a side dish.

And if they advance, don't despair. The next day they are very comfortable to take out if you decide to spend the Easter Monday outdoors for a picnic or a barbecue with friends.

Read: VEGETARIAN SALT CAKES: 10 RECIPES FOR ALL TASTES

Potato salad

A very simple dish, of which there are many variations: pistachios, chives and much more. A touch of originality that never hurts. And if you have any leftovers, keep them good for Easter Monday especially if you go out for a picnic. Long live the potato salad!


Read: POTATO SALAD: 10 RECIPES

Easter menu, full of fruit

Let us not be tempted by strawberries and choose seasonal ingredients. These colorful skewers will not only be a nice eye-catcher, a nice mix of colors to serve at the end of a meal, but they will also be “comfortable” to eat without getting your hands dirty. They will also be loved by children.

Read: FRUIT SKEWERS: 10 RECIPES FOR ALL TASTES

Easter sweets

Not just dove. There are many Easter sweets. This year the editors of healthiergang.com collected the traditional recipes made by journalists for Easter, from Tuscany to your city. Choose the one you like best and get to work.

EASTER: THE TRADITIONAL RECIPES OF OUR EDITORIAL, REGION BY REGION

our editor included

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EASTER LUNCH: 10 CRUELTY FREE ALTERNATIVE LAMB

VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE EASTER BREAKFAST

EASTER: TRADITIONS AROUND EUROPE THAT (MAYBE) YOU DON'T KNOW

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