7 Epic Easter Dishes
There’s lots of holiday feasts throughout the year, but Easter is one of our favorites for its bright and lively flavors and fresh spring foods. Seasonal ingredients like asparagus, artichoke, radish and sweet root vegetables are divine with the deep, rich roasts. Don’t forget some pops of tang and brightness from family-favorite fruits like pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry and more.
Essentially, Easter is one day of food heaven to kick off the season of Best In Fresh, and these recipes are all the proof we need to back that up!
The smell of these alone are the best way to kick off an amazing Easter! Loaded with blueberries and lots of lemon zest, buttermilk makes for pure tender golden-brown scone perfection. Finishing off these already-delectable morsels with lemon glaze gives a zing of citrus flavor that is the cherry on top of a simple yet elegant pastry.
The combination of flavors in this dish are divine. First off, let’s talk about the honey goat cheese. Who knew such a simple combo of goat cheese, cream cheese and honey would be what dreams are made of? Spread upon quality, thick-crusted Italian crostini, the goat cheese makes magic with strawberries and basil. Hit it with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and BOOM – you got yourself a crowd pleaser.
As far as pasta salads go, get ready for a “wow”! Not only are the ingredients in this salad enough to make us hungry, but the fact that they’re all unified by an impressive sun-dried tomato vinaigrette really gets us excited. Featuring artichoke hearts, shallots, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, Pecorino Romano, fresh parsley and basil with a bit of crushed red pepper for some extra kick, combine with your favorite short pasta for an unexpected but truly awesome flavor experience.
Ready for a dish that looks as amazing as it tastes? Get ready to impress your friends and family when you lay this out. With a secret lining of caramelized onions, alternating slices of orange and purple sweet potato with Yukon gold takes some time to assemble, but the labor is well-worth the reward. With most of the flavor coming from the caramelized onion surprise underneath, you only need butter, salt, pepper and fresh thyme on the potatoes. If you don’t have a mandolin, we would definitely recommend borrowing one to save yourself the headache of painstakingly slicing 4 pounds of potatoes!
Upon hearing the term “pineapple ham”, we’re willing to bet a certain 1950’s-esk image comes to mind, with the pineapple rounds fixed to the exterior of a large ham. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we love this recipe for bringing this Americana-classic to the 21st century! And would you believe, it’s only 5 ingredients! Made by cutting your ham hasselback-style, pineapple slices are cut thin and tucked in between the different ham slices. From there, your simple yet spectacular glaze of honey, balsamic vinegar and cayenne pepper are brushed all over before being baked to perfection for about 2 hours. 👌
As if rosemary and lamb isn’t fantastic enough, this leg of lamb recipe has garlic embedded all over the outside of the lamb! Filled with helpful tips on roasting times for different weights, The Wooden Skillet provides all the info you need to nail this festive crowd pleaser. The best part? All you need is your leg of lamb, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. C’est magnifique!
Thought we were going to skip the cliché “carrots on Easter” recipe? Think again! This recipe caught our eye for its use of fresh cranberries, orange zest, harissa paste, thyme and toasted almonds. Such an adventure of tastes and textures is absolutely worthy of being on your Easter table no matter how cliché! Cooking time is remarkable quick too at just 20 minutes, but our favorite part has to be the awesome maple syrup, orange zest, harissa, thyme and garlic coating that the carrots get roasted in!
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April 9, 2019