Getting together with friends and family to celebrate Easter just wouldn't be the same without a delicious meal to feast on. From appetizers to dessert, planning a grand meal that everyone will enjoy doesn't have to be a daunting task, especially with so many tasty options to choose from. Here are 21 dishes you and your guests are sure to love!
Warmed Brie Cheese
Perfectly warmed and melty brie is a great appetizer to start any meal. Drizzle with maple syrup and add toasted walnuts for a sweet and savory twist. Look for and eight-ounce double cream variety for best results. A triple cream may end up being too runny after it's baked.
Roasted Leg of Lamb
This traditional Easter main course is a classic for a reason. Covered with lemon zest, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper, this tender leg of lamb is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Add chopped vegetables to the bottom of your roasting pan and the lamb drippings will give them a delicious flavor.
Master this technique and then get creative with your spice rubs and make a cajun, BBQ, Asian-inspired or a Caribbean seasoning. One your pork tenderloin is cooked, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb back into the meat.
Arugula Salad with Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette
This arugula salad will take any meal to the next level and the roasted strawberry vinaigrette is like the cherry on top. Roast strawberries for 12 to 16 minutes and add to a blender with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
Fresh Mint and Beet Salad
Thinly sliced beets and chopped mint leaves add a scrumptious and unexpected twist to a typical side salad. Make this a main course by adding in cooked quinoa or a whole grain tortilla. Prepare this salad ahead of time and cover in the fridge until it's time to eat.
Crisped Prosciutto Green Bean Bundles
Turn ordinary green beans into a side dish your guests will be lining up to eat. Wrap a thin strip of prosciutto around five to seven green beans and grill or broil until the beans are cooked through and the prosciutto is nice and crispy.
Zucchini and Kale Frittata
This light and healthy side also makes a great dish to serve at brunch. Loaded with Monterey jack cheese, kale, zucchini, onions and eggs, this well-rounded frittata is sure to please all your guests. Feel free to change out the kale for spinach or the Monterey jack for gruyere or pepper jack cheese.
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