The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Spring is springing! These veggie-forward recipes are the perfect way to embrace the season.

If you are in the mood for seasonal, beautiful, and healthy fare, look no further.  Move over ham and lamb. These flavourful and protein-packed appetisers, mains and desserts will tickle the taste buds of vegan and non-vegan family members alike. Even better, whilst perfect for spring, with a few twists they can be modified to work throughout the year.

The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

1. Pretty Easter Pancakes With Vegan Egg

What better way to start a sunny spring day than with a sunny-side up vegan fried egg? Even though the topping for these vegan pancakes looks an awful lot like fried eggs, it’s actually just vegan yogurt with half a canned apricot. As we all know, the devil is in the detail. The thing that makes this “trompe l’oeil” so authentic is the sprinkling of “black pepper”… or poppy seeds!

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

2. No-Bake Lemon Coconut Bars

Yup. You read right. No bake. And on top of that, these spring snacks are nutrient-rich, low in sugar, easy to customise and child-approved! Great for a quick vegan Easter breakfast, the zesty lemon will infuse you with a springy step and the ground nuts and unsweetened coconut will ensure endless energy!  

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

3. Spring Minestrone

Fresh, bursting with colour and goodness, this spring soup is abundant with carrots, leeks, and asparagus yet takes only a mere 20 minutes to put together. Dress it up with a handful of herbs – flat leaf parsley works well – or scatter with toasted flakes almonds to add a bit of crunch. Whichever way you serve it, make sure you’ve made enough, Everyone will want seconds.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

4. Lemon & Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

This simple yet super versatile lemon poppy seed loaf can work as a breakfast or brunch cake or finish off an Easter feast on a lemon drizzly high. It has an extra fresh, fruity taste thanks to the addition of blueberries. The poppy seeds add a nice counter to the sweetness. No super fancy ingredients needed and the cake keeps perfectly in the fridge, so enjoy it all week long.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

5.  Eggless Asparagus Quiche

Hot, cold, this quiche can be served any which way. Light as a feather, with a protein-rich quinoa crust, this pretty spring recipe will add colour and flavour to any Easter table. So what if traditional quiches are all about the eggs, cream, and cheese? This recipe blends silken tofu, plant milk, and chia/flax into a smooth filling, whilst the turmeric and nutritional yeast lend a vibrant color and cheesy flavor. Change up the quiche’s vibe with a bit of customisation. Herbs like dill and thyme work well, or try bell pepper, broccoli, leeks, and caramelized onions. For a dash of spring, add artichokes and serve with a side salad of pea shoots and lemon vinaigrette.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

6. Veggie-Stuffed Chickpea Omelette

If you’re looking for a savory and higher protein breakfast, look no further. This filling, vegan omelet will uses chickpea flour to create a thicker, pancake-like offering. High in fibre and proteim, but much lower in fat than its egg equivalent, the crisp outside can house any vegetables you choose. We’d recommend spinach and mushrooms or bell-peppers and green beans.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

7. Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns

For those moments when you can’t choose between a cinnamon swirl or a hot cross bun, why not have both? Good to know, these Easter baked beauties need to be eaten the day they are made so serve hot from the oven. Honestly, you won’t have any leftovers. Great for brunch or an afternoon tea, these melt-in-the-mouth treats will become a signature spring staple. 

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

8. Baked Sweet Tater Tots

Since the 1950s, tater tots have been an excellent way to use up leftover French fry scraps. Inspired by this invention, we have these bite-sized, crispy sweet potato offerings. Incredibly versatile – think appetiser, side or even scattered over a salad – they are also a super-healthy addition to your festive fare.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

9. Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

The ultimate Easter breakfast bowl, not only for simplicity and healthiness, but for sheer gprgeousness. Works best with frozen acai packets but acai powder should be fine too. The smoothie base of coconut milk, peanut butter is complemented by the vibrant colour of the strawberries and raspberries. Feel free to experiment with the toppings – homemade granola, a hefty spoonful of nut butter, a sprinkle of hemp – whatever floats your boat. But don’t forget the edible flowers as they are what makes this bowl an occasion rather than everyday.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

10. Balsamic Grilled Mushroom Skewers

Why wait for summer to start grilling if the sun is shining in spring? You can’t rush these ‘shrooms. Make sure to factor in marination time – the sweet and tart balsamic garlic marinade is super easy to prepare – and then skewer up and get going. These could be a side or a main depending on the mushroom. Substantial Portobellos would make a meaty main or try shiitake for a scrumptious side.

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The 12 Best Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

11. Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

These pretty, poppyseed cookies are perfect for Easter or any day really! Crispy but also melt-in your mouth, adjust the icing according to your taste. Super-zingy lemony or sweeter-sugary. 

Whichever way you go, enjoy.

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12. Roasted Almond and Caramel Cheesecake

Not the quickest cake to make – soaking and freezing alert! – but this elegant and healthy vegan cheesecake is a spring showstopper.  Warm cinnamon, sweet caramel, and toasted almonds combine to create a sinful-seeming dessert that is totally plant-based.

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