Start planning your scrumptious bank holiday weekend menu with our round-up of the best Easter food ideas. Whether you're hosting a large family get together or just entertaining a few friends, we've got everything you need for a brilliant Easter weekend.
From a traditional roast with all the trimmings to fluffy roast potatoes and crunchy vegetable salads to simple side dishes - here's how to have the best Easter yet!
Garden pea and pesto soup
Add a twist to classic pea soup with a few teaspoons of fragrant green pesto. We've topped ours with some crunchy croutons and a sprinkling of black pepper.
Ras el hanout and pomegranate glazed lamb with yogurt sauce
You can't beat tender lamb at Easter, especially when it looks as glorious as this ras el hanout and pomegranate glazed dish. Seasoned with the North African-inspired medley of spices this showstopping main is a real feast. Swap your classic mint sauce for our yogurt dip and sprinkle over some pomegranates for an added crunch. For other lamb ideas, take a look at these 7 luscious lamb recipes to feed a crowd.
Enjoy a taste of sunny Argentina with this chimichurri-glazed chicken, served with vibrant green rice and spicy corn on the cob - this is Easter at its finest!
Harissa roasted salmon
Smoky North African chilli paste helps to bring roast salmon to life. Team this flavour-packed with some root veg and a seared courgette salad.
Vegetarian floral flan
Our meat-free Easter main with carrots and courgettes tastes just as gorgeous as it looks. To make the pretty swirls, run a veg peeler down the courgettes and carrots, lengthways, to create wide ribbons. Then roll into flowers and arrange on the crème fraîche mix – pack in quite tightly so they don’t unfurl!
Honey and balsamic roast duck recipe
Want to try something a little different this year? Make it this honey and balsamic roast duck recipe which you could serve with some Tenderstem broccoli and chunks of butternut squash.
Leek, mushroom and butterbean crumble
Entertaining vegetarians this year? Don't fret – this gorgeous leek, mushroom and butterbean crumble will satisfy veggies and meat eaters alike.
Oozy creme egg fudge squares
Save room after the roast for these decadent fudge squares. Filled with Cadbury's creme eggs for a melt-in-the-mouth centre, this irresistible chocolate fudge has added fondant goo. How will you eat yours?
Gluten-free coconut nest cake
Fluffy sponge with coconut, vanilla and white chocolate - how delicious. And did we mention that it's gluten-free? It's the perfect centrepiece for your Easter celebrations!
Marvellous mini egg cake
If you're looking for a serious show-stopper, then this marvellous mini egg cake is just the thing. Triple-layered vanilla cake, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate mini eggs... we'll have seconds, please!
Hot Cross Buns
It wouldn't be Easter without hot cross buns! Children and adults alike will love this creamy, comforting and original take on the classic bread and butter pudding. Just make sure you leave room for seconds! Or why not try something different this year? We've got 8 delicious ways to pimp your hot cross buns here.