When Easter comes around, I always look forward to pulling out our freshest spring recipes to enjoy – think lots of eggs, herbs, citrus and the traditional lamb main dish, of course. While we usually save our salad niçoise for Mother’s Day, I love to make it for Easter as well, as it encapsulates the bounty that warm weather brings to the table. Try one of these delicious, light spring meal ideas for your Easter celebration, and let the fresh flavors be the harbinger of this energetic season!
LEMON ASPARAGUS FETTUCCINE (via Cup of Jo)
This simple pasta dish with asparagus, peas, and artichoke is full of delicious greens.
MAPLE BOURBON GLAZED HAM (via Waiting on Martha)
This sweet and salty favorite is slowly smoked to perfection.
POTATO EGG SALAD WITH MUSTARD SEED (via The View From Great Island)
Add a tangy twist to your potato salad with mustard seed and apple cider vinegar.
LEBONESE LAMB FLATBREAD (via Delicious Magazine)
For a Middle-Eastern spin on lamb, try this beautiful flatbread filled with spices.
LEMON PISTACHIO COUSCOUS (via Seven Spoons)
Enjoy my favorite types of couscous (or orzo) with dried fruit, herbs, and sweet pistachios.
SPRING GREEN TART (via Homemaker Magazine)
Enjoy comfort food in its freshest form, with asparagus and peas.
GARLIC TUMERIC POTATO SALAD (via Dolly & Oatmeal)
I cooked this recipe last week and I’m obsessed – the flavors are incredible, not to mention the healthy ingredients.
SEARED SCALLOPS & FENNEL SALAD (via Martha Stewart)
A light scallop salad is the perfect entrée for Easter Sunday. If you can’t find fresh grapefruit, substitute for orange slices.
ONE POT BOUILLABAISSE (via Hapa Nom)
This traditional French fish soup is a warmer option for those still seeing out the last of Winter weather.
LAMB PLATES WITH AVOCADO TZATZIKI (via Half Baked Harvest)
Bring a worldly flavor to your lamb entrée with a Greek-inspired dish.
SALAD NIÇOISE (via Wild Greens & Sardines)
This all-time spring favorite has something for everyone on its bountiful platter.
LAMB BURGERS (via Fork Knife Swoon)
For a casual approach, make these lamb burgers with goat cheese and avocado.
The fun doesn’t end here – follow along on Thou Swell’s SAVORY Pinterest board to discover more delicious recipes!