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A Spring-Centered Vegetarian and Vegan Easter Dinner
For a vegetarian or vegan Easter dinner menu, it is all about fresh spring vegetables. Carrots, greens, asparagus, artichokes, and anything else that is fresh, local, and in season will be the stars of your holiday table.
Start your meal with fresh, light gingered carrot soup or cream of asparagus soup. Then move to an asparagus pasta, mashed apples and potatoes, or artichoke risotto to add a festive touch to your meal.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Ginger Carrot SoupContinue to 3 of 10 below.
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Vegetarian Couscous Salad
If you enjoy couscous, you'll love this easy vegetarian and vegan couscous salad recipe. Bursting with chickpeas, green onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers in a light lemon Dijon dressing, it is topped off with chopped fresh parsley. It's a perfect healthy start to your holiday meal.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Asparagus Pasta Salad
Asparagus bowtie pasta salad shows off one of the best veggies of the spring season. The asparagus is adorned with fresh tomatoes and parsley, dried basil, and Dijon mustard. It transforms an ordinary pasta recipe into a filling vegetarian and vegan dish.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
Sometimes the simplest of foods are so nourishing and tasty that it's hard to believe they're made with just a few ingredients. The artichoke and sun-dried tomato pasta recipe with fresh basil combines to become far greater than the sum of its parts. It is an absolutely fantastic option for Easter.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Lentil shepherd's pie is healthier and lower in fat than traditional shepherd's pies. This dish uses lentils rather than meat and is a hearty addition to an Easter meal or an evening dinner at home. The top layer of seasoned mashed potatoes adds flavor and gives the dish its defining characteristic.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Apple Mashed Potatoes
Apple mashed potatoes are a hearty side dish that will be a delightful addition to your Easter dinner table. The combination of apples and potatoes may seem odd at first, but the flavor is quite surprising and sure to please even picky family members.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Tofu Artichoke Risotto
This artichoke risotto is a hearty dish for Easter or any spring meal. The tofu adds a bit of protein while the artichokes replace the flavor of cheese or cream. This gourmet vegetarian dish is relatively low-fat and very satisfying. It can easily become vegan if you choose the right margarine.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Pralined Sweet Potatoes
Pralined sweet potatoes add a Southern-inspired touch to an Easter side dish. Made with sweet potatoes, orange juice, a touch of sugar, and pecans, this vegetarian recipe is a little sweet, a little savory, and oh-so-delicious. Again, vegans simply need to use a vegan margarine.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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