Healthy Easter Recipes
Easter cupcakes, candies, and other treats can really set you back in terms of staying true to your healthy living goals. But simply plan your Healthy Easter recipes, and menus using lighter options like honey, Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour, and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.
12 Spring Side Dish Recipes for Easter Ham
Ham is an easy main dish for spring holidays, and part of the pleasure of serving it is enjoying it with side dishes, from new season vegetables to creamy grits and drop biscuits, that play well with its rich, savory flavors.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Baby Carrots with Spring OnionsBaby carrots are glazed in a white-wine-and-butter sauce.
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Spring Appetizer Recipes
Welcome guests to Easter dinner or any spring get-together with appetizers that feature fresh flavors and some of the season’s finest produce, including asparagus, peas, fava beans, and artichokes.
Easter Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Spring HerbsCooling creme fraiche and fragrant spring herbs freshen up this vegetarian frittata, a convenient one-pot brunch dish for Easter entertaining.
Easter Ham with Red Currant GlazeThis ruby-red glazed ham makes a spectacular focus for any feast. Find a local purveyor whose hams you like, and you'll never use a canned ham again.Recipe
Peach and Blackberry Iced TeaPeaches and blackberries sweeten iced tea.Recipe
AvgolemonoAvgolemono gets its smooth and thick consistency not from cream but from eggs; they're tempered by hot chicken broth and whisked into the soup just before serving. Shredded boneless, skinless chicken breast makes this soup a filling one that is nevertheless low in calories and fat.Video
Rolled Stuffed Salmon with Leeks and Swiss ChardA spring celebration calls for a dish that’s both pretty and delicious. Whether it’s Easter lunch or dinner or a gathering in honor of the season’s much anticipated first warmer days. Bundles of salmon spiraled with sauteed Swiss chard and leeks make an impressive presentation. The individual portions are easy to assemble and easy to serve at a buffet.Recipe
Hard-Cooked Egg and Grainy Mustard Tea CrackersThe menu at your afternoon get-together need not be fussy. Whole-grain crackers stand in for traditional tea sandwiches, and sliced eggs with mustard are a healthy topping.Recipe
Goat Cheese, Cucumber, and Dill Tea CrackersThe menu at your afternoon get-together need not be fussy. Whole-grain crackers stand in for traditional tea sandwiches, and tangy goat cheese and cucumber are a healthy topping.Recipe
Sweet Onion SaladPaper-thin slices of Vidalia and red onions figure prominently in this contemporary take on a traditional steak house salad.Recipe
Gently Steamed Fish with Cucumber, Borage, and Tahini SauceIf you have leftover flowering fresh coriander (cilantro) sprigs from the zucchini dish above, don't let them go to waste. Instead, add them to the garnish of borage flowers here.Recipe
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and AlmondsThis side pairs well with broiled fish, fried chicken, and Apricot-Bourbon Glazed Ham.Recipe
Sauteed Green VegetablesThis verdant side pairs well with shrimp, and Greek-Style Turkey Meatloaf.Recipe
Buttered Snap Peas and CarrotsServe this colorful side with our Apricot-Bourbon Glazed Ham as part of your Easter feast -- or any sunny spring celebration.Recipe
Leeks Vinaigrette with Hard-Cooked EggFinely grated egg makes a confetti-like topping for this pretty dish. Serve it with our Apricot-Bourbon Glazed Ham as part of your Easter feast -- or any sunny spring celebration.Recipe
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and DillLemon and dill are the perfect compliment to the sweet, grassy flavor of asparagus. Roasting asparagus intensifies its sweetness.Recipe
Cream of Carrot SoupThis soup is super creamy in texture, but it contains very little actual cream. The butter and flour mixture -- what's called a roux -- gives it body and silkiness.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Salmon with Cucumber-Radish RelishRoasting a side of salmon is a quick, simple way to feed a group. Use tweezers or small pliers to remove any remaining pin bones your fishmonger may have overlooked.Recipe
Roasted Asparagus with Lemony BreadcrumbsRoasting asparagus at a high temperature concentrates its flavor and guarantees a tender -- but not mushy -- texture. To ensure crunchy crumbs, sprinkle them on just before serving.