Following church on Sunday morning, there isn’t a better or more festive way to celebrate Easter than with a feast. The gathering of friends and family around a spring table, heavy with delicious seasonal offerings, will linger in memories for years. We’ve gathered beautiful dishes to give you some Simple and Festive Easter Dinner Ideas.
Smoked Salmon Crostini with Fennel
Caesar Salad Wonton Cups
Asparagus Gruyere Tart
A Spring Pea Salad with Radishes and Goat Cheese
Spring Pea Salad
Hot Cross Buns
Ham with Lemon Honey Glaze
Honey Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots
Fruited Rice Pilaf
Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks
Spring Pound Cake Cupcakes
Lemon Pudding Cakes
“When winter is finally over and the farmers’ markets are bursting with spring produce, celebrate by making this seasonal salad, which features two different types of peas as well as pea shoots, the delicate leaves and tendril that grow from the vines of a pea plant. Tender pea shoots won’t last long in the fridge, so serve them within a few days of purchase.”
"While exact origins of hot cross buns are unclear, it is generally agreed they go back to a 12th-century Anglican monk. Who baked sweet buns for the poor on Good Friday, and etched a cross in each bun to celebrate the Easter holiday."
“Studded with cloves, this whole ham makes a beautiful centerpiece for a large Easter gathering. Since ham is quite rich, an accompanying glaze that offers bracing acidity—such as this one containing lemon juice, honey and shallots—makes a great counterpoint.”
“Thinly sliced potatoes and leeks soak up a mixture of milk, cream and broth in this recipe, an easy-to-assemble but luxurious accompaniment to a ham or other roast meats. If you have a mandoline, it’s useful for quickly slicing the potatoes into uniform slices.”
Mini Lemon Pudding Cakes are a refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth, lemony dream. Simple and quick to make, this dessert magically forms two layers when baked. A light and airy cake on top with a lemon pudding custard on the bottom.