6 Meatless Dinner Recipes for Easter
By Karen Reed
It can sometimes feel impossible to live a vegetarian lifestyle. There are just so many celebratory meals that include some type of meat. Easter is no exception. Lamb and beef are considered the most popular dishes for Easter dinner, leaving vegetarians struggling to find an alternative.
Well, there’s no need to struggle anymore. We’re about to share some excellent meatless dinner recipes that you just must try for Easter.
Please note that these are meatless, so suitable for vegetarians. They’re not vegan-friendly, but we do have a selection of vegan Easter recipes available for those who want to get rid of all animal products from their meals.
Even Meat-Eaters Should Go Meatless
Did you know that there is now a social media weekly event called Meatless Mondays? The focus is ongoing a day without eating any meat at all, whether you’re vegetarian or a meat eater. There are just so many benefits to having a meat-free diet, even if it is just for one day.
Meat is full of saturated fats, especially red meats. Too many of us opt for beef and pork instead of choosing skinless chicken breasts, turkey meat, and fish. We fuel our bodies with unhealthy cuts of meat because we think that they taste better.
It’s worth going one day without any meat to focus on the nutrients that you miss out on with other ingredients. Think about how little vegetables or fruit you eat because of your meat-loaded dishes.
So, even as a meat eater, consider a meatless dinner for this Easter. You won’t miss out with these six delicious recipes.
Herby Grilled Vegetables as a Main or a Side
Even if you do decide to have a main meat dish, you’ll want to look for a side dish. These herby grilled veggies can also be eaten as the main. You can add some wild rice or potatoes to fill it out if you’d like. The vegetables will also work well with tofu or another meat alternative on the side.
The vegetables used in this recipe are full of antioxidants to support your body. They’re also fibre-delicious and will leave your digestive system supported and ready for anything. You could choose your own selection of vegetables if you and your family have some firm favorites.
- ¾ cup of oil of choice, olive oil works extremely well
- ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
- 2-3tbsp fresh herbs, chopped (or 2tsp dried mixed herbs)
- 1tbsp lemon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 aubergine
- 2 courgettes
- 2-3 yellow squash
- 2 red bell peppers
- Mix the oil with the vinegar, herbs, pepper, and garlic in a bowl until completely combined
- Slice up your vegetables lengthwise and then place in a baking dish
- Pour the oil over the top of the vegetables, making sure to coat fully, and then sit for 30 minutes
- Prepare your grill for cooking and take out the vegetables from the marinade, leaving the oil mixture to one side
- Grill for 8-16 minutes, …read more
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