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55+ of the Best Vegan Easter Brunch Buffet Recipes

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All the best vegan Easter brunch recipes from seitan ham to watergate salad and carrot cake. Here you will find everything you need to serve a delicious vegan Easter Brunch.

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This roundup post of over 50 amazing vegan Easter breakfast and Brunch ideas is large and will be growing. I’ve included a handy Table of Contents section so that you can quickly find what you are looking for when planning your plant-based Easter feast. Click on any of these links to find the best vegan Easter recipes!

Holiday food events: the vegan dilemma

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Holiday events and special celebrations are meant to be a joyous time spent with family and loved ones. When you are vegan, these special times are sometimes fraught with stress and doubt.

Is there going to be anything I can eat? Or will I be stuck eating salad and crackers? (And are the crackers even vegan?) And worse yet, am I going to get constantly harassed about my choices?

Special events should be about celebrating loved ones and traditions. But food will always be deeply ingrained in traditions. We can’t get away from it.

But it can be challenging when others’ food choices are in conflict with your ethics or health goals. I know that some vegans simply choose not to attend. That is their choice. Personally, I have lost family members over the past couple of years and this is not an option for me. My choice.

My solution to this dilemma is to have an arsenal of vegan holiday recipes I can make and take that everyone can enjoy – vegans and non-vegans alike. In this roundup post of the best vegan Easter meal recipes, you are going to find a plethora of amazing delicious vegan main courses, breakfast casseroles, side dishes, and desserts that will have them asking for more…and for the recipe!

How to serve the best vegan Easter Brunch Ever!

Wouldn’t it be fun to host your own special event? Make your favorite vegan Easter recipes, and invite everyone to enjoy your tasty food! This is a round-up of the best vegan Easter dinner menu ideas to be served at your vegan Easter table.

When I am hosting brunch, whether it is for five people or fifteen, I like to set up a brunch table or serving counter with a variety of foods so that everyone can casually choose what they’d like to eat. Remember, you should be serving a little bit of type of meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Because brunch food is what happens when breakfast and lunch get together and produce delicious offspring!

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Have a nice variety on your brunch buffet table.

Depending on the number of people I’m hosting, I try to have on hand:

  1. Two to four main courses including vegan breakfast casseroles, quiche, and vegan “meats”. I also like to serve some deli slices of vegan meat and cheese with an assortment of buns, slices of bread, and condiments.
  2. Include some sweet breads or muffins along with vegan cream cheese, butter, and jam.
  3. And because brunch is part breakfast, we have to have at least one classic breakfast item like pancakes or waffles. These can be tricky because they need to be made right before serving. You could also do a vegan french toast casserole. Make it the night before and just heat it in the oven before serving.
  4. Add to that, a few vegetable side dishes. It helps clear up oven space and save time to cook and serve a few in slow cookers or in the Instant Pot.
  5. I always have at least one savory salad and fruit salad or two.
  6. Don’t forget dessert! Pick a few desserts that can be made ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about it the day of. I like to serve something they can hold while they walk around and talk, and something they need to sit down and eat on a plate with a fork or spoon. That way everyone has choices!


Vegan Breakfast Casserole “Egg” Dishes

Every Easter brunch should have a breakfast casserole or two, depending on the number of people you are expecting. These vegan breakfast casserole “egg” dishes are egg-free and perfect to set on your brunch buffet. Some of the recipes require making the night before. Make sure to read the recipes and plan ahead for your special day.

Classic Vegan Breakfast Casserole with JUST Egg from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Breakfast Casserole with JUST Egg

This vegan breakfast casserole is a vegan recreation of the classic egg breakfast casserole strata. This one is made with JUST Egg and other plant-based foods.

Vegan Hash Brown Casserole from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Hash Brown Casserole

The classic hash brown casserole is veganized with JUST Egg, hash browns, and vegan sausage.

Broccoli Leek Frittata from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Broccoli Leek Frittata

This broccoli Leek Frittata is made with tofu and chickpea flour and is a delicious addition to your brunch table.

tater Tot Casserole From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This vegan tater tot casserole is made with JUST Egg and a real hit with the kids!

Vegan Jackfruit Benedict from Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen

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Vegan Jackfruit Benedict

Have we just taken vegan Easter Brunch to a whole new level of elegance with this delicious egg Benedict recipe made with jackfruit? Made healthy and baked, not fried.

Cheesy Vegan Quiche from The Homebaked Vegan

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Cheesy Vegan Quiche

These little mini vegan quiche tarts are adorable! Made with chickpea flour and seasoned just right. You can make and serve as one larger quiche. But why would you? These are just too cute.

Vegan “meats” and other main courses for your vegan brunch

Luckily there is a multitude of vegan “meats” we can serve. I know it’s not necessary for your vegan Easter table, but it sometimes brings back familiar flavors for people at special events. If you serve buffet-style, then everyone can pick and choose what they would like to put on their plate.

Vegan meat can mean homemade seitan (vital wheat gluten meat), tempeh, or tofu. You can also buy vegan roasts at the grocery store or online, especially during the holidays. Vegan deli slices served with vegan cheese, rolls, and condiments are another option and easy enough to find at most grocery stores.

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Vegan Sausage Links

Full of flavor, a little spicy, sweet, and smoky, these vegan breakfast sausage links would be a great addition to your vegan brunch buffet.

Delicious Glazed Vegan Ham from A Plantiful Path

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Seitan Ham Loaf

This gorgeous seitan vegan ham has all the seasonings and is a perfect centerpiece for your Vegan Easter Brunch table.

Air Fryer Tempeh Bacon from The Vegan Larder

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Tempeh Bacon

Easy to make with only five ingredients, this “meaty” delicious air fryer tempeh bacon will be a welcome addition to your vegan holiday Brunch table.

Slow Cooker Tofurky Recipe Served with Maple Herb Gravy from Healthy Slow Cooking

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Slow Cooker Tofurky with Maple Herb Gravy

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving! The maple and herb-flavored gravy makes this a perfect main dish for your brunch buffet. If you can’t find Tofurky then substitute in another vegan turkey roast. Using a slow cooker to cook and serve this vegan roast frees up oven space and will keep it warm on the buffet table.

Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Oil-Free Red Kidney Bean Loaf from The Conflicted Vegan

A different type of vegan loaf made with red kidney beans for a perfect texture, flavor and lovely coloring.

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Red Kidney Bean Loaf

Vegan Breakfast Sausage by My Quiet Kitchen

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Vegan Breakfast Sausages

Lightly smoky with a sweet maple flavor, these Field Roast-inspired vegan breakfast sausages will be a perfect addition to your brunch buffet.

5-Star mushroom Wellington from The Carrot Underground

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Mushroom Wellington

Serve this elegant pastry-covered vegan seitan Wellington dish made with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and cannellini beans.

Vegan Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, and Such

Every brunch needs some classic breakfast items like pancakes and waffles! The challenge with pancakes and waffles is that you can’t make them ahead of time like you can with casseroles. I like to choose only one special breakfast food such as these to make as I am serving. You can set up a small table in the corner or spot at the edge of your buffet table. Make sure you have outlets or a power strip. Make to order!

Banana Nut Pancakes by Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes (Vegan)

Made with the goodness of whole wheat flour, oats, flax and chia seeds, these healthy banana nut pancakes are full of flavor!

“Secret Ingredient Carrot Cake Waffles by Strength and Sunshine

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Carrot Cake Waffles

These delicious carrot cake waffles have extra veggies as a secret ingredient! The carrot cake flavor is a classic Easter flavor and these waffles would be perfect for your brunch.

Gluten-Free BlueBerry Pancakes (Vegan) from Strength and Sunshine

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Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy and bursting with blueberry flavor, these gluten-free vegan pancakes will be a big hit with everyone.

Easy Vegan French Toast from Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen

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Easy Vegan French Toast

This easy vegan french toast recipe would be perfect to make for your Easter brunch. Everybody loves french toast, and this one cooks up in just minutes. Serve with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.

Vegan Banana French Toast from Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen

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Banana French Toast

Another great French toast recipe flavored with banana in the dip and sliced on top.

Easy Vegan Waffles from The Carrot Underground

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Easy Vegan Waffles

Easy to make at a waffle station. You could place bowls with fresh berries, granola, nuts, syrup, chocolate chips, and vegan whipped topping so that everybody could customize their vegan waffle the way they’d like.

Casseroles perfect for vegan Easter brunch

The theme here is comfort and classic. These casseroles are vegan versions of the classic holiday casserole dishes we remember from the past. Casseroles are perfect to place on a buffet. They can be considered a side dish or the main course. Plan to have at least two casseroles or more for variety, depending on how many people you are hosting. Most can be cooked ahead of time and warmed up before serving.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Brown Sugar (Vegan) From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecans

This is the classic sweet potato souffle rich with brown sugar and topped with a crunchy pecan topping.

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

A little bit different from the ordinary, this savory sweet potato casserole, is rich, and buttery and full of flavor.

Creamy Vegan Funeral Potatoes from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Funeral Potaotes

A funny name with rich regional history and flavor. Creamy and delicious, this flavorful cheesy casserole is made oil-free and without processed vegan cheese.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Made with broccoli, rice, vegan cheese, and a surprise ingredient – onion soup mix – for the classic broccoli rice casserole flavor.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese

Just like Grandma used to make. This vegan mac and cheese will bring back all the comforts of home. Topped with buttery Ritz crackers and baked to perfection.

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes, Oil-Free from A Plantiful Path

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

The tender sliced potatoes baked to perfection in a cheesy, garlicky sauce will be enjoyed by everyone at your table! As an added bonus, they are oil-free.

Green bean Casserole From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole Made From Scratch

Made from scratch, without cans of mushy beans, this vegan green bean casserole is rich in flavor and nostalgia!

Vegan Easter Side Salads, Both Sweet and Savory

Salad doesn’t just have to be about the lettuce! Though you could certainly do that too. Brunch salads should be special though – not just lettuce and dressing. If you are going to make a salad, then make a beautiful salad!

Salads, both sweet and savory are the perfect addition to add to your brunch buffet. They can usually be made ahead of time and brought out right before serving. You will find here a list of classic salad recipes that have been veganized, along with some new favorites. I hope your family loves them as much as we do!

Vegan Potato Salad From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Healthy Potato Salad

The most healthy and delicious vegan potato salad out there! The creamy tangy sauce is made with silken tofu and cashews with all the classic flavors.

Vegan Watergate Salad From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Watergate Salad

Vegan Watergate Salad like you remember it, with pistachio pudding mix. There are a few secret ingredients that make this classic green ambrosia salad dairy free and vegan-friendly.

Vegan Orange Fluff Salad From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Orange Fluff Salad with Marshmallows

Who remembers orange fluff salad? This classic fruit salad is made without the Cool Whip or the orange Jello.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Fresh Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Made with fresh fruits of the season and delicious tangy homemade and naturally dairy-free poppy seed dressing.

Italian Pasta Salad From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Italian Pasta Salad with Vegan Mayo

This crowd-pleaser Italian pasta salad is full of flavor from fresh vegetables, vegan mayo, herbs. and spices. Make it with your favorite vegan small-shaped pasta.

Asian Pasta Salad From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Asian Pasta Salad with Peanuts

Made with red pepper spiced sesame oil, thin angel hair pasta, and peanuts. This Asian Pasta Salad can be served warm or cold which makes it pretty perfect for a brunch buffet.

Vegetable Side Dishes

Vegan Easter side dishes should include a wide variety of vegetables for every brunch buffet. Remember, brunch is not only breakfast but is part lunch! But, vegetables don’t have to be ordinary or boring. Read on for some absolutely delicious vegan vegetable side dishes that are far from ordinary or boring!

The challenge with serving vegetable dishes at a buffet is with keeping them warm while everyone is nibbling and socializing. If you can make and serve any of your side dishes in slow cookers or serve in a warming buffet server, this will help greatly.

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts Made in the AIr Fryer From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts in the Air- Fryer

So easy to make in the air-fryer. Flavorful and oil-free, these maple-roasted brussels sprouts are a real crowd-pleaser.

Brown Sugar Carrots Made in the Slow Cooker

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Brown Sugar Carrots Made in the Slow Cooker

Savory and sweet, the vegan buttery brown sugar carrots made in the slow cooker are perfect to serve warm on a buffet table and will be loved by young…and the not so young.

Creamy Cheesy Brussels Sprouts in the Instant Pot From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Creamy Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Rich in flavor with a creamy texture, these creamy vegan Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts take this humble green vegetable to a whole new level.

Buttery Maple Thyme Carrots in the Instant Pot From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Buttery Maple Thyme Carrots in the Instant Pot

So easy to make with a few ingredients, these buttery maple thyme carrots are the perfect Easter Brunch side dish.

Buttery Herbed Corn from Veggie fun Kitchen

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Buttery Herbed Corn

So easy to make, this rich and flavorful buttery herbed corn is perfect for butter lovers.

Sweet and Savory Breads, Muffins, and Rolls

Whatever you do, don’t forget the bread! You will need rolls and slices for sandwiches, muffins, bagels, and both sweet and savory bread. Don’t forget to have tubs of flavored vegan butter and cream cheese, along with an assortment of jams.

Banana Nut Bread with Chocolate Chips From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Banana Nut Bread with Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chips are the perfect addition to this delicious vegan banana nut bread. Eat a slice warm with butter for banana bread perfection.

Cinnamon Rasin Bread Made in the Bread Maker from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Made in the Bread Maker

Delicious as a breakfast bread with maple cinnamon butter, or as bread for french toast.

Olive Oil Herb Bread Made in the Bread Maker

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Olive Oil Herbed Bread

Made in a bread maker, this olive oil herb bread is perfect for sandwiches or to eat alone with some melted butter on top.

Carrot Cake Scones from My Quiet Kitchen

Perfect for Easter Brunch, the vegan carrot cake scones are wholesome and delicious. They are gluten-free and oil-free and sure to be a perfect addition to your brunch buffet.

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Carrot Cake Scones

Vegan Lemon Loaf Recipe from Home Baked Vegan

This vegan Starbucks lemon loaf copycat recipe will be a welcome addition to your sweet bread plate

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Vegan Lemon Loaf

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Vegan On Board

Nice and fluffy and full of rich cinnamon spices, these vegan cinnamon rolls are perfect for any breakfast, snack or brunch buffet.

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Desserts and Easter treats that are perfect to serve on your vegan Easter table.

OMG desserts! What is brunch without the dessert table? I try to have a variety of vegan Easter treats and desserts. Some, that people can take in hand and walk around with while they chat. Others, that they can enjoy sitting down at a table and eating. The meal is over, and now it’s time to relax and socialize (and tuck into that last little sweet vegan Easter treat).

Vegan Classic Carrot Cake from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Carrot Cake with Pineapple and Pecans

Made extra moist with shredded carrots and crushed pineapple, this is the best vegan carrot cake you will make!

Vegan Vanilla Donuts from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Vegan Vanilla Baked Donuts

These vegan vanilla baked donuts are best eaten right away – which is never a problem in my house!

Cherry Cream Cheese Cheese Dump Cake from Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Easy to make with classic cherry cheesecake flavors! You can make this one ahead of time and set on the buffet and get ready for the oohs and ahhs!

Peach Dump Cake with White Chocolate Chips From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Peach Dump Cake (vegan) with White Chocolate chips

Easy to make and served with your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream. This one is a real crowd-pleaser!

Vegan Lemon Bars (Gluten-Free and Eggless) by Strength and Sunshine

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Vegan Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are the classic springtime dessert. These are perfect because you can eat them on a plate or walk around and socialize while you eat them on a napkin.

Chocolate Buckwheat Cake from A Sweet Alternative

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Chocolate Buckwheat Cake

This rich and decadent fudgy chocolate cake is perfect for your special vegan brunch. It has a sweet, chocolaty glaze that drips down the sides for a lovely presentation.

Vegan Apricot Custard Cups from Ve Eat Cook Bake

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Apricot Custard Cups

These little apricot custard cups are adorable and would look super cute on your Easter brunch dessert plate!

Vegan Matcha Creme Brûlée from Plenty of Eats

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Vegan Matcha Creme Brûlée

Creamy custardy matcha creme brûlée, topped with a delicately crunchy caramelized sugar topping, this vegan dessert is made with agar agar for a gelatin-free, dairy-free, and egg-free special dessert.

Drinks and Cocktails Perfect for your Vegan Easter Brunch

Have a variety of drinks for your guest. I like to serve ice cold water with fruit slices, soda pops, ice tea, lemon-aid, and fruit juice. For my adult guests who enjoy a more “high test” beverage, I always include some champagne, mimosas, and breakfast cocktails.

Sweet Peach Tea Iced Tea From Veggie Fun Kitchen

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Sweet Peach Iced Tea

Remarkably refreshing! This sweet tea, made with peach simple syrup is delicious and smooth.

Refreshing Rosemary Citrus Champagne Cocktail

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Rosemary Citrus Champagne Spritzer

Perfect for a springtime brunch, this refreshing rosemary citrus champagne spritzer is an elegant and tasty addition.

Raspberry Mojito Cocktail from Renee Nicole’s Kitchen

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Raspberry Mojito

Perfect for springtime or summer sipping, this raspberry mojito cocktail is made from six simple ingredients and will be a beautiful addition to your beverage corner.

Chia Lime and Ginger Pineapple Agua Fresca from Whole Food Bellies

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Chia Lime and Ginger Pineapple Agua Frescahttps://www.wholefoodbellies.com/chia-lime-and-ginger-pineapple-agua-fresca

This flavored chia water would be refreshingly delightful. Full of goodness with chia seeds and ginger.

Prosecco Sangria from Hearts Content Farmhouse

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Prosecco Sangria

Bubbly, refreshing, and fruity, this delicious Prosecco Sangria mixes up in minutes or can be made ahead of time.

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) from Jonesin’ for Taste

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Agua de Jamaica – Hibiscus Tea

Make up a big pitcher of this refreshing hibiscus tea that is both sweet and tart and sure to please.

Meyer Lemon Margarita From The Delicious Spoon

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Meyer Lemon Margarita

This springtime Meyer lemon twist on the classic margarita would be as lovely to serve as it is tasty.

Virgin Bloody Mary from Plant Based on a Budget

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Virgin Bloody Marys

This virgin Bloody Mary is perfect with limitless refills and has the classic Blood Mary taste – without the vodka. Made with tomato juice, lemon juice, fresh vegetables, vegan Worchestershire sauce, and hot sauce.

Golden Beet and Tomato Bloody Mary from The Forked Spoon

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Golden Beet and Tomato Bloody Mary

And now for something a little different, try this refreshing and delicious golden beet and tomato vodka that is made healthy with a twist of golden beets. Just use vegan Worchestershire sauce for a tasty adult beverage.

Classic Canadian Vegan Ceasar Recipe (Bloody Mary) from Rescue Dog Kitchen

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Classic Canadian Vegan Ceasar (Bloody Mary)

Otherwise known as the classic Bloody Mary, this recipe is everything you’ve been looking for in the classic Bloody Mary breakfast/brunch cocktail.

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