Spiral flan

How to cater for an amazing veggie Easter

12 meat-free ideas to make your holiday feast a success

By Deborah James, 03 April 2017
How to cater for an amazing veggie Easter

There’s so much more to Easter dinner than lamb! 

Think gorgeous seasonal veg and then get creative with meat-free ingredients for some sensational flavours. 

From surprisingly easy soufflés to showstopping tarts, discover our favourite vegetarian Easter recipe ideas for starters, mains and sides, to make even the most staunch meat-eaters want a piece of the action. 

Sensational starters

Cheese & cauliflower soufflés

Cauliflower season has just begun! These impressive looking soufflés are delicious and easy to make. Perfect as a vegetarian Easter starter.

Mushroom and chestnut soup

The woody flavour of the mushrooms and earthiness of the chestnuts combine to make a rich, nutty-tasting soup. A glug of sherry turns this into a special occasion vegetarian starter. 

Asparagus and beetroot tarts

These tasty tartlets make lovely Easter starters. They are so simple to make, by using ready-rolled puff pastry and topping with delicious seasonal veg. You can always try switching beetroot for butternut squash, or swapping mozzarella for goat’s cheese. 

 

Amazing mains

Vegetarian floral flan

Our meat-free Easter main with spirals of carrots and courgettes taste just as gorgeous as it looks. Stunning! 

Leek, mushroom & butterbean crumble

Get an impressive four of your five-a-day with this hearty veggie crumble recipe. For those who find Stilton too overpowering, feel free to replace with Cheddar or any other hard cheese that you prefer.

Savoury chestnut & mushroom bake

If you fancy a nut roast on your Easter dinner table this year, try this lighter version made with sweet chestnuts and earthy mushrooms. Even carnivores will enjoy tucking into this flavour-packed main dish. 

Cheese, leek and potato pie

Seasonal sweet leeks and creamy cheese are a dream team in this Easter centre piece. Serve up this gorgeous veggie pie with peas and new potatoes dripping in mint 'n' butter. 

Sweet potato, spinach & feta quiche

This colourful quiche is bursting with flavour. The tangy feta complements the sweet veg in this savoury tart – delicious served up with greens. 

 

Sensational sides

Griddled courgette salad

This zesty side makes a great Easter salad. You can also mix things up with other vegetables - try it with sliced aubergines and peppers, too.

Beetroot onion bake

Looking for a beautiful vegetarian side for your Easter dinner table? Made with seasonal veg, this brightly-coloured beetroot bake is hearty, delicious and oh-so pretty. 

Asparagus, pea & spinach salad with lemon dressing

Crisp and vibrant, these versatile green spears have just come into season and look sunshine fresh in any dish. Scatter the asparagus and peas with lemon zest, pine nuts and basil.

Baked leek & potato parcels

Yum. These gorgeous potatoes are baked in a parcel of leeks and bay leaves to ensure MAXIMUM flavours. Perfect served up with any Easter quiches or savoury tarts. (And lamb, of course.)

Inspired to cook up a feast this Easter? Make sure you stock up on all your ingredients at Asda or pop into your local store