Over 1.5 million people in the UK keep a plant-based diet, citing health and environmental benefits as the top reasons. From starters to deserts, we've collected 13 recipes to mix and match on Easter Sunday, whether you're hosting a three course meal or simply setting yourself a new challenge in the kitchen.
cauliflower buffalo 'wings'
Cauliflower is an underrated, versatile vegetable: coated in crispy batter and served with garlic mayo, these crispy cauli bites make the perfect starter on Easter Sunday.
Joe Wicks' courgette lollipops
Best barbecued or cooked on a hot grill, Joe Wicks' quartered courgettes are super-easy to put together – just add skewers (and a tangy mustard dressing).
Asparagus, coconut and kale soup
Eating your greens has never been easier – this lovely, light soup will warm you up ahead of your mains.
Vegan mac 'n' cheese
Cherry tomatoes add a zingy topping to this macaroni dish with dairy-free cheese and puréed cauliflower.
Bhaji-topped lentil filo pie
On a bed of crispy filo pastry, this open-topped lentil pie is piled high with Indian flavours and luscious vegetables and will easily feed a table of six.
Chickpea and apricot filo pie
A veggie-packed pie of peppers, parsnips, chickpeas and almonds is infused with Moroccan seasoning and dried fruit such as apricots and cranberries.
Carrot and pistachio loaf
A vegan nut-loaf consisting of grated carrots, pistachios, smoked paprika and parsley which pairs perfectly with roast potatoes and glazed baby veg.
Even the meat-eaters will want seconds of this creamy, herby dauphinoise side dish.
Vegan yorkshire puddings
What would Sunday lunch be without Yorkshire puds? This recipe uses a smart alternative to milk and eggs that will keep both vegans and traditionalists happy.
Glazed roasted carrots
A maple syrup and Dijon mustard glaze bring out the natural sweetness of this carrot dish, and produce a crowd-pleaser for the table.
Baked pear with baklava topping
Infused with fragrant lemon zest and cloves and baked with cranberries, mango and dates, these softly poached pears simply melt in the mouth.
Summer fruit bakewell tart
David and Stephen Flynn – otherwise known as The Happy Pear – give the traditional frangipane bakewell recipe a vegan twist with smart egg substitutes and a home-made jam reduction.
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