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A Vegetarian Easter Dinner

Updated on March 9, 2011

simple and seasonal

What is a celebration without good food? Special occasions all have one thing in common and that is a meal especially prepared for that day. Thanksgiving and Christmas have laid claim to the turkey dinner. The other elements of the meal may vary but the turkey is the central theme around which the feast is designed.

Easter is no different, no matter how or why you embrace this weekend, a fancy meal on Easter Sunday, in most cases, is common. For many the meal is built around a baked ham, for some, lamb is the main dish; there are alternatives that can be considered.

You may want a break from the usual you may have just become a vegetarian or are considering becoming one, regardless of the reason, there are great vegetarian choices for Easter dinner.

When planning a special meal I do some digging into the background of the event, in other words, in the case of Easter is happening in nature at this time of the year.

Easter is a movable celebration which takes place on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox.

This means it is a Spring affair and associated with renewal and return. Songbirds are coming back from their southern retreats, flowers are beginning to peek out from beneath the earth and the air is warmer. What meal best suits this time?

There is nothing growing in my garden right now, too cold and too much snow. I do have some herbs growing in the kitchen I can use. Root vegetables, locally grown are available and so I have decided to make an apple-vegetable pie.

Apple-Vegetable Pie:


1 small carrot, thinly sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

2 medium turnips diced

1 medium onion sliced thin

1 russet apple, could use a Mac sliced thin

2 gloves garlic sliced

1 frozen pie shell

3 cups water

Sea salt to taste


1- in large sauce pot put in water

2- add olive oil

3- add sea salt

4- bring to boil

5- add turnips (turnips take longer to cook than potatoes so if you use potatoes add turnips 15 minutes before potatoes

6- add carrots

7- cook ten minutes

8- add apple and garlic

9- cook 30 minutes

10- while vegetables are cooking, place pie shell in pre heated oven 350C for 7 minutes

11- remove pie shell from oven add sliced onions to shell

12- Drain water off vegetables

13- Mash, can add a tsp butter or olive oil.

14- Place mashed ingredients in pie shell

15- Put in oven at 350 ca

16- Bake for 35 minutes.

Remove and serve.

For desert I think a Chickpea and Fruit Salad is ideal.


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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do, thanks for dropping by.

  • Denise Handlon profile image

    Denise Handlon 

    7 years ago from North Carolina

    I'm trying to eat more vegetarian meals, so this is an inviting recipe for me. Bookmarked. Thanks.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Can do HH, :-)

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    7 years ago from London, UK

    That sounds a great recipe. When you finished could you come and to my cooking lol

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, enjoy and thanks for the comment.

  • mannyrolando profile image


    7 years ago

    This recipe sounds delicious! I will try it... thanks!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    My Pleasure, thanks for visiting.

  • crystolite profile image


    7 years ago from Houston TX

    Great info,thanks

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    I like to look at connections, what is similar to what or derived from the same root source, thanks for commenting.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile image

    Liz Elias 

    7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Super! Thanks for providing an alternative for us veggie folks! It sounds most interesting, with combinations you would not normally think of, but will actually pair up quite nicely.

    Voted up!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, I hope you like it, thanks for the comment.

  • ripplemaker profile image

    Michelle Simtoco 

    7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Since I haven't been eating meat for awhile now, this is a wonderful recipe to try. Thanks Bob :)

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    you are welcome and enjoy, thanks for dropping by.

  • Genna East profile image

    Genna East 

    7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    I have long thought that a vegetarian Easter dish was not possible...this has changed my mind and sounds tempting and delicious. Thank you.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for commenting.

  • fucsia profile image


    7 years ago

    I very like this recipe. I love all recipes that not have meat. I think that besides being more light and healthy they are also more creative. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    It is tasty and not expensive, I am going to have to make it again soon. Thanks for the visit.

  • stephhicks68 profile image

    Stephanie Hicks 

    7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

    Hi Bob - that apple vegetable pie sounds delicious! Its nice to have options for Easter dinner that do not include ham or other meats. We'll try this recipe out soon. Best, Steph


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