The weather is starting to change, the trees are beginning to bud and the food on our tables is getting a spring makeover! From garden parties to Passover dinner and Easter brunch, there are so many wonderful reasons to enjoy delicious meals with family and friends. Here are some of our favorite recipes for the season.
Start off with these adorable Buttermilk-Chive Biscuits opens in a new tab filled with ham, or make them when you have leftover Easter ham.Put a spring twist on classic deviled eggs by adding spring greens in Watercress and Green Onion Deviled Eggs opens in a new tab.Make Simple White Bean Spread opens in a new tab and garnish it with herbs from your garden.
Simple Side Dishes for the Season
Try Honey-Glazed Carrots opens in a new tab -just 5 ingredients.It takes only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make Easy Roasted Asparagus opens in a new tab.Pair seasonal greens with tahini, lemon and garlic in Creamy Sesame Greens opens in a new tab -just 4 ingredients.Swiss Chard with Tomatoes, Feta and Pine Nuts opens in a new tab requires a few more ingredients-8 in all-but think of all the flavor and color!Serve simple Scalloped Potatoes opens in a new tab (6 ingredients) alongside lamb or brisket.
Main Course Possibilities
Fragrant fresh herbs, garlic and vinegar prove a perfect match for slow-cooked Roasted Brisket with Parsley, Mint and Thyme opens in a new tab.
Roasted Leg of Lamb opens in a new tab gets a spring update with the addition of spring onions and mint.Looking for a way to dress up your Easter ham? Try this Maple-Orange Glaze opens in a new tab.For a seafood centerpiece, try Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta opens in a new tab.Or if you're cooking for a smaller group, consider Poached Halibut with Ginger and Cilantro opens in a new tab.
Brunch is one of my favorite weekend traditions, especially when the weather is fine for sitting outside and enjoying the garden.Prepare Portobello and Asparagus Egg Strata opens in a new tab the night before, then bake in the morning for a lovely meal. Serve with fruit salad and your favorite muffins.Go the classic brunch route with a quiche and a large green salad. Try Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche opens in a new tab or Vegan Quiche opens in a new tab with mushrooms, spinach and bell peppers.Add some fruit to your salad and dressing with a Spring Salad with Strawberries and Creamy Orange-Avocado Dressing opens in a new tab.
A platter of Spring Rotisserie Chicken Sandwiches opens in a new tab with buttermilk avocado dressing, radishes and parsley will please a crowd.It doesn't get much easier than Berry Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches opens in a new tab, a hit with the kiddos especially!Make sure to have a basket of warm Blueberry Spelt Muffins opens in a new tab and Morning Glory Muffins opens in a new tab (or Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins opens in a new tab) on your table.
Offer a plate of delicate Lemon Treats opens in a new tab, small bites of tangy sweetness.Squares of Buttermilk Lemon Blueberry Cake opens in a new tab are easy to make and easier to enjoy.Try our Minted Strawberry Fool opens in a new tab, featuring berries folded into whipped yogurt and cream.Tell us-- what's on your spring table this season?