Easter is just days away! Preparing holiday menus are stressful for just about any host or hostess, but it can be extra difficult for those on a vegan diet, especially if there will be non-vegan guests in attendance. We’ve put together a vegan Easter dinner menu plan with recipes from some of our cookbooks to make things easier those cooking for others this holiday. Both vegans and omnivores alike will love these dishes!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeet Muhummara from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio. Start your meal with this colorful dip that will please even those who have previously claimed to dislike the bright red veggie. Other appetizer ideas include Spice and Spice Hummus from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson and “Who Needs Fois Gras?” Herbed Mushroom Pâte from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan.


07 kale-tahini salad 2 EKale-Tahini Salad from Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley. Starting your meal off with this tasty salad can help ensure that you’re getting lots of vitamins and minerals into your meal. Other crowd-pleasing salads your guests might like are Cucumber and Mushroom salad from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio and Waldorf Salad with Walnut Butter Dressing from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson.


cheesy_broc_soup_1b Cheesy Broccoli Almond Soup from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson. Prove to your guests that you don’t need dairy cream to have a creamy soup and you don’t need dairy cheese to add a cheesy flavor to recipes. Other delicious soups to consider are Red Pepper-Pistachio Bisque from Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley and Creamy Cold Avocado-Cucumber Soup from American Vegan Kitchen by Tamasin Noyes.


 spicypeanut_gbeans_5aSpicy Walnut Green Beans from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson. This dish will add some color and a flavorful kick to your holiday plate. Other tasty side dish ideas area Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Chard and Garlic from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan and Rosemary Carrots from American Vegan Kitchen by Tamasin Noyes.


Easter Pie 4-20-11 006b copyItalian Easter Pie from Vegan Fire and Spice by Robin Robertson. This vegan twist on the traditional meaty pie will please all of your Easter guests. Your dinner companions might also enjoy Coulibiac from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan and Zucchini-Stuffed Shells with Blooming Marinara Sauce from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio


ch5_enlightcarrot18_CROPEnlightened Carrot Cake from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley. This raw vegan take on the classic springtime dessert will make your guests swoon. Other dessert ideas include Macadamia Shortbread Tart With Lemon Mousse and Fresh Berries from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio and Summer Berry Cheesecake from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson.