Vegetarian Easter Dinner

vegetarian easter dinner

While my friends were visiting from Japan, I wanted to give them some cultural experiences so I decided to celebrate the secular side of Easter with them. The 7 year old Anna helped set the table.  In the photos, you can see her unusual but fun flatware placement. She also helped me shape the bunny rolls (she did a better job than I did!), thought of the tomato plating idea for the salads and helped serve the meal. I wish that I could cook with her more often!

Table setting

Since I currently like the look of place mats with a tablecloth, I ordered these colorful place mats from Kohls online. I borrowed my Mom’s Easter plates that I purchased for her from Wegmans many years ago. I mostly followed these directions to make the paper Bunny place cards. I ordered the honeycomb balls from Amazon and now have extras for other projects. The centerpiece is a large glass jar with white chocolate bunny, paper Easter grass and green jelly beans. The whole table setting was a huge hit! The kids Grandma even said that she felt like she was in a fairy-tale. That comment gave me a huge smile. I love the idea of creating a different mood and experience with my meals. I want to create fairy-tales more often.


  • Easter Basket Salads – I followed these directions to make the baskets. I made them the night before and stored in a sealed container. The handles are fragile so make extras. I made the 3D carrot bunny with this cutter. I cut them the night before. I used romaine and served with tomato and ranch or Italian dressing.
  • Bread – I wanted something easy so we followed these directions that use pop-a-can bread. Anna and I used chocolate chips for the eyes and dried cranberries for the noses.
  • Butter – I shaped butter a few days before in plastic Easter shape molds and stored in my freezer.
  • Soup – I used this recipe (with vegetable broth) and it was delicious! I made it the night before and it will now be my go-to asparagus soup recipe. It was fun to serve it in the little bunny bowls with lids.
  • Crepes – This is how I normally make savory crepes but I asked Mayumi for filling suggestions and she said, “zucchini, red pepper and onions” for the vegetables. It was an tasty combination!
  • Easter Egg Shaped Sugar Cookies – I made these simple cookies. I know that they are not beautiful but they were delicious.

Easter Dinner basket salad bunny bread

Easter Table Place Setting

Paper Bunny Placecard

easter dinner

Easter dinner crepes soup

easter egg cookie

Easter Baskets

I made little Easter baskets for each of them to provide a cultural experience. We also dyed eggs. This was a memorable meal for me and I hope that it will be something my guests will remember for a long time.

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