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:

Readers, what else would you suggest for Hillary?

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