Forget ham, lamb and chocolate eggs. Easter is the perfect excuse to lay on a feast that’s vibrant, vegan and a joyful celebration of spring. From caesar salads to chocolate cheesecakes, here’s a roundup of our favourite healthy celebration recipes.

Asparagus Salad

Nothing says spring eating quite like British asparagus. Sauteed with caraway seeds, the crisp spears pair beautifully with creamy white cannellini beans in this vibrant salad. Stir through a zesty dressing for a showstopping accompaniment that just screams spring.

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Vegan Caesar Salad

Caesar salad may be a crowd-pleaser, but it’s hardly vegan-friendly. Or so you’d think. Lucky for us, the wonderful Angela from Oh She Glows has come up with a nutritious twist on the classic. Loaded with chickpea croutons, crispy lettuce and topped with a creamy cashew dressing, this is a dish that’s guaranteed to impress.

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Persian Squash and Pistachio Roast

Punchy, rich and vibrant, this colourful nut roast is a real showstopper. The fresh flavours of Persian cooking go perfectly with the earthiness of chestnuts, pistachios and brown rice here. Finish it off with a scattering of pomegranate seeds, and you have an Easter centrepiece fit for a king (or a hungry crowd). Jamie's added feta on top of his roast but you can simply exclude the feta to make it vegan.
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Find the recipe at JamieOliver.com

White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake

This white chocolate cheesecake is sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s anything but joy-free. Naturally sweetened with medjool dates and a touch of maple syrup, this is a pud that’s creamy, zesty and utterly delicious. Serve alongside some whipped coconut cream for the ultimate in Easter indulgence.

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Find the recipe at The Minimalist Baker

Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark

A vegan Easter feast wouldn’t be complete without chocolate. And a generous helping of coconut oil chocolate bark certainly hits the spot. Perfect for an after-dinner treat, this guilt-free sweet is packed with nuts, coconut, almond butter and cacao. Yum.

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Find the recipe at Oh She Glows

Alternatively, you can check out all of our vegan recipes here.