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4 fabulous and distinct menus for your Easter feast

You’re definitely going to want to peruse these holiday-perfect menus before you plan yours!

You’re definitely going to want to peruse these holiday-perfect menus before you plan yours!

This article was originally published April 4, 2017 and was updated April 12, 2019.

If you're already deciding between pork and lamb, already pondering brunch vs lunch, potluck vs running the whole show yourself… us too! It's time to plan those Easter feasts again. With this event just around the corner, we submit a menu idea… or four for your consideration. This roundup is focused on Easter feasts, since those of you dreaming up a full spread will want as much time as possible to get your plan together.

If you're thinking of going the traditional route, we have two menus centred around a lamb roast or pork. But we also have a vegetarian menu and another seafood-centric one that swaps out ham for salmon. All of them feature lovely desserts and spring sides — asparagus, we've missed you!

Choose a menu now, and then check out our workback plan to help you pull off your celebration with ease.

Simple lamb feast

Appetizer: Spice Roasted Carrot Hummus

Main: Cider and Mustard Braised Lamb Shanks

Side: Hasselback Baked Potatoes with Whipped Herb Butter

Side: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Tart

       

Pork roast and classic sides

Appetizer: Spring Vegetable Quiche

Main: Pork Loin Roast with Spicy Spring Chimichurri

Side: Four Herb Mashed Potatoes

Side: Perfectly Roasted Heirloom Carrots

Dessert: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

       

A vegetarian Easter menu

Appetizer: Honey Roasted Pear & Ricotta Crostini

Main: Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Side: Grilled Radicchio Salad with Tahini & Chive Dressing

Side: Rustic Mushroom & Kale Galette

Dessert: Salted Butterscotch Pudding Cups

       

A seafood Easter menu

Appetizer: Parsnip Pancakes with Lobster and Salsa Verde

Main: Baked Salmon with Fennel and Blood Orange

Side: Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

(Photo credit: Christian Lacroix)

Side: Lemon Dijon Snow Peas

Dessert: Brûlée Lemon Tart

(Photo credit: Kayla Rocco)

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