Our 6 Favorite Healthy Easter Brunch Recipes
We don’t like to play favorites, but if we had to choose, we’d definitely choose Easter brunch over Easter dinner. Easter brunch feels special, but not overdone, more about the gathering of loved ones and less about elaborate preparations, with the bonus of little ones running around looking for eggs. With these Easter brunch recipes, there’s enough to feed everyone at the table, with plenty of leftovers for the week ahead. And they’re bursting with the promise of more flavors and colors from veggies and fruits that are starting to come back into season.
Here are our favorite Easter brunch recipes that are special, but not fussy, and will feed a small crowd.
1. Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Tart
This just screams Easter brunch. It’s pretty, it’s tasty, and the cornmeal crust means it’s gluten-free (in addition to vegan). If you and your guests aren’t dairy-free, go ahead and use regular ricotta.
Try the recipe from Crowded Kitchen.
2. Avocado Almondaise Tartines
Don’t panic! Tartine is just a fancy way of saying toast. Here’s what you do: Get some good quality whole-grain bread, pile on avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and spring veggies, and top with a dollop of vegan hollandaise. It’s an easy and lovely way to enjoy some bright, creamy flavors of spring.
Try the recipe from Love & Lemons.
3. The Best Frittata Recipe
A frittata is an ideal Easter brunch candidate. You can easily customize it to your favorite veggies, and add as much or as little cheese as your crowd prefers. Plus, leftovers keep great in the fridge for breakfast the next day.
Try the recipe from Cookie and Kate.
4. Roasted Asparagus and Arugula with Hard-Cooked Eggs and Walnuts
This recipe from vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison brings so much of what we love about spring together on one plate: asparagus, arugula, and hard-boiled eggs. If you don’t have a grill, you can roast the asparagus for a similar charred effect.
Try our recipe on Clean Plates.
5. Salmon Citrus Salad with Avocado
Any oranges will do in this festive salad, but blood oranges are sweet and beautiful, and their citrus zing works really well here. Broiled salmon is so easy to make and adds substance (and nutrition!) to this super-bright dish.
Try the recipe from How Sweet Eats.
6. The Best Healthy Carrot Cake
We couldn’t not include dessert, especially one that looks like this. Loaded with beta-carotene, which helps the body create Vitamin A, this paleo-friendly and gluten-free cake is basically a must before your next optometrist appointment. We love that the only form of sugar in the cake itself comes from maple syrup; if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, go easy on the frosting. We think this would work perfectly as a naked cake (i.e. with only the inner layers of frosting).
Try the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.
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