Your Easter Sunday Menu, Cracked
Bunnies, chocolate Easter eggs and spring roasts – yep, it’s almost that time of year again. Easter Sunday lunch can be a wonderful time to get family and friends together around the table for a delicious celebratory meal. From the perfect roast lamb to Easter appetizers and hot cross buns, we’ve got everything you need to make this year’s Easter feast your best yet.
Leek and Cheddar Rarebit
Combining the refreshingly sweet onion flavour of leeks with creamy strong cheddar and dijon mustard, this flavour-packed starter is a sure winner. Serve bubbling and golden with a generous sprinkling of fresh herbs and Worcestershire Sauce.
Watercress, Petit Pois and Cashew Soup
This delicate, peppery soup is a great starter that sings of spring. Pairing watercress and peas with cashew nuts, it has a delightful freshness. To serve, just add a dash of coconut cream and fresh pea shoots, or some cooked ham hock, for a tasty addition to your bowl.
Greek-Style Slow-Roasted Lamb
Don’t miss this recipe off your Easter Sunday lunch menu – it’s a classic Easter lamb dish with a twist. The slow-roasted meat, lemons, vine tomatoes and kalamata olives create fresh Greek-style flavours that pair perfectly with rosemary for sunshine on a plate. It’s a main course the whole family will love.
Lamb Cutlets with Salsa Verde
Served with crispy roast potatoes and a vibrant salsa verde, these lamb cutlets make a mouth-watering main that looks spectacular on the Easter dining table. Lamb cooked this way is called ‘scottadito’, meaning ‘finger-burning’, as you won’t be able to resist starting to eat while it’s still piping hot.
Balsamic and Rosemary Roast Potatoes
These potatoes are tangy and full of flavour thanks to the combination of balsamic, rosemary and garlic they’re tossed in, and they’re also gorgeously crispy. This side dish is a wonderful accompaniment to a roast leg of lamb.
Red Cabbage with Pomegranate
A dish that’s refreshing as well as pretty on the plate, this simple cabbage recipe hits all the sweet and sour notes while pomegranate molasses add a Middle Eastern edge. The deep purple also makes a colourful addition to your Easter table.
What would an Easter menu be without the Easter Bunny’s favourite food? Take your carrots to the next level by adding pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and smoked sea salt. A wonderful addition for adding flavour and texture to that special roast.
Roasted Courgette with Cashew Cream
Courgette paired with smoked paprika, ground turmeric and lime makes a zingy side dish the whole family will love. If you’re not opting for lamb for your Easter menu, this recipe also makes a fantastic side dish for chicken.
Light meringue, whipped cream and fresh berries… we’re not sure anything suggests the sunnier seasons more than a home-made pavlova. It’s a wonderful choice for an Easter dessert, especially decorated with sprigs of fresh mint.
’Tis the season to eat chocolate. From chocolate eggs to cocoa-packed desserts, it might just be the best part of Easter celebrations. Ready to eat in just 45 minutes and delicious fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, you can’t go wrong with these Easter brownies. The kids will love decorating them, too.
Carrot Cake Loaf
We’ve been told this is the Easter Bunny’s favourite dessert and we can certainly see why. A twist on the classic carrot cake, this recipe also incorporates a little ginger as well as a sunny vanilla frosting. A wonderful centrepiece for your Easter table.
Hot Cross Buns
If you love hot cross buns as much as we do then you’ll know that homemade buns are always best. On top of being a delicious teatime treat, they’re also a great way to get the kids involved in an Easter activity they’ll love (and love to eat). Or if you don’t have time to bake your own then we have a great selection, ready to be toasted and buttered, here.
Whether it’s an Easter lunch or an Easter dinner that you’re cooking up, we’ve got a whole range of delicious recipes to make your table spring-like in no time, with a celebratory Easter meal that family and friends will love. For more Easter treats, explore our full range here.