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Plant-based tart recipe for your Easter celebrations

Celebrate Easter with a plant-based tart.

Each year, Easter is a time to give thanks and put forth our wonder for all He sacrificed for us. It's a time to celebrate an awakening and new beginnings. In the past we've presented a Healthy Easter Challenge for Resurrecting your Health and we've encouraged the benefits of biblical fasting both physically and spiritually.

In addition to the spiritual aspects of Easter Sunday, you're likely working hard to prepare for a big brunch or dinner with loved ones. If you're looking for inspiration or healthy plant-based ideas for your celebration, we've got you covered. While traditional flaky and buttery tarts are often traditional at spring celebrations, there are healthy, primarily raw alternatives to the fruit tarts you may be used to. Consider this festive and delicious tart recipe that everyone will love:

Create this delicious tart for your family's Easter celebrations.Create this delicious tart for your family's Easter celebrations.

Spring Green Vegetable Tart
If you're looking for an visually pleasing and mouth-watering centerpiece, look no further than this incredibly green and nutrient-rich tart from Amy Chaplin's blog. This buckwheat sunflower crusted tart packed with peas, broccoli and spinach has great texture and flavor. It's also high in fiber and protein and boasts turmeric and flax. Impress all of your guests this Easter by giving this recipe a whirl:

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour, gluten free if necessary
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more to oil pan
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons plain almond or soy milk

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup plain almond or soy milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon ground golden flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamari
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 leek, cut into 1/2-inch slices (for topping)
  • 3 cups broccolini florets (for topping)
  • 3 cups baby spinach (for topping)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (for topping)
  • Black pepper, to taste
Packed with lots of greens, this tart is filled with protein and fiber.Packed with lots of greens, this tart is filled with protein and fiber.


Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a 10-inch tart pan and prepare it with oil, then set to the side. In a food processor, combine sunflower seeds and oats until the mixture is fine. Next, add rice flour, oat flour, buckwheat flour, arrowroot, baking powder and salt. Process until well combined. Add a slight drop of oil to help mix, scraping down sides when necessary. Add soy milk and continue to blend mixture.

Press mixture into the prepared tart pan. Prick crust bottom with fork and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove tart crust from oven and let cool, but keep oven on.

In a skillet over medium heat, saute onion with olive oil for about 10 minutes until soft or translucent. Add salt and white balsamic vinegar and stir to combine. Remove from heat and add to a blender with olive oil, almond milk, beans, nutritional yeast flax, turmeric, tamari and pepper. Combine until completely smooth and then scrape into a bowl.

Warm olive oil again in skillet, adding leeks this time. Saute for only 3 to 4 minutes, stirring in broccoli and 2 tablespoons of water. Heat until bright green in color. Then add peas and continue to heat for 1 more minute. Once spinach is wilted, remove from heat.

Chop about 1/2 of the vegetable mixture and stir it into the filling. Add to the pre-baked tart crust and spread evenly across. Bake for 25 minutes in oven. Remove tart, add remaining vegetables and cook for another 20 minutes. Allow tart to cool before serving. Enjoy!

If you're looking for more plant-based Easter recipe ideas, check out these ones we compiled for our readers last year. These include a hearty cucumber zucchini pear salad, raw vegetable soup and fruit salad with an orange almond cream. And if you're looking for a raw treat to please that sweet tooth while all the kids are running around collecting candy-filled Easter eggs, consider these delicious plant-based vegan treats


  1. Annette March 27, 2018

    Good information and the receipt for Easter looks good too. As Easter Sunday comes forward we can go and plan a great day out with our families and all the cooking. Enjoy it and be bless.

  2. Jennifer March 27, 2018

    Thank you for the recipe! It’s great to have healthy alternatives for holiday celebrations.

  3. Angela Solomon March 27, 2018

    Thank you for the Easter recipe ideas! Healthy ways to enjoy celebrating with family around the dinner table!

  4. Carolyn B, Calhoun March 28, 2018

    The crust sounds yummy. It is good to know that we have so many alternatives for healthy eating. Thanks for this recipe.

  5. Connie Gesser March 28, 2018

    What a great idea for Easter instead of the traditional ham or turkey.

    It looks delicious.

  6. Annette Whitworth April 7, 2020

    Thank you for this great recipe! I will share it. It looks good, very different from what others seem to make at Easter.

  7. Angela April 7, 2020

    Love Easter and enjoying the time with family. This is a great recipe to have on hand!

  8. George Dunham April 7, 2020

    This is so important I’m sharing with all my friends. The most important day of the year, but most of us will be spearated from each other because of covids so eating healthy and fasting is a great idea. A year ago, my home would’ve been full of ham and especially wild Texas organ meats. That’s a long story involving some bad advice from a doctor in Fort Worth. All that meat messed with my hormones to really bad results, anger issues, low energy, low drive of any sort, memory loss, you name it. Now I’m really into soy, fasting, juice cleansing, and prayerful activities like knitting and stamp collecting and getting back to a good life.

    • Melody Hord April 8, 2020

      Hi George, My co-worker and I are always refining our diets and trying new things. There are so many doctors and authorities that seem to think they have the answers. All we can do is try things that resonate with us and see if it gives good results. The same is true with supplements. I have tried countless ones. Along the way, I have discovered a few supplements that are fabulously life-changing!
      I totally believe in the power of fasting…although, I can’t (or don’t have the discipline) to do one. I was so happy to learn about “fasting mimicking diets”. That is where a person can eat (something like around 800 calories a day, and maybe a little more on the first day) a small amount (although low in protein) and get the same results as fasting. Michael Donaldson did a webinar on it HERE. However, I haven’t even tried a fasting mimicking diet. There is so much science behind it and how it works to clean out malfunctioning cell parts. I tend to feel faint when I cut my calories too low. So, maybe it isn’t for me, as it is not for everyone. And above all that… HAPPY EASTER! The Lord has risen!

  9. Thanks for this recipe. Looks great. We are all so used to doing our traditional salads, smoothies, and roasted or steamed veggies. It’s nice to have a really wonderful dish like this to help make the day feel even more special, holiday or not.

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