Looking for a Fresh, Vegetarian Easter Menu

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Q:  I grew up eating ham or lamb on Easter, but I'm gathering with some friends this year who are vegetarian and sensitive to dairy.

Any suggestions for a holiday-worthy fresh Easter menu appropriate for this diet?

Sent by Hillary

Editor: Hillary, this is a great question. Easter does tend to be a festival of dairy, meat, and eggs, so many traditional Easter foods don't fit this kind of menu. But some do: What about a zesty salad of beets, perhaps in a dressing with a little horseradish, cumin, and lime? Add some traditional braided Easter bread, and perhaps a simple stew of chickpeas. I also love this bright, golden rice dish on Easter:

Recipe Redux: Breakfast Poha with Coconut

Readers, what else would you suggest for Hillary?

 

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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