To anyone responsible for magically bringing together a festive feast, we feel you! It might even seem easier to climb Table Mountain on a windy day than to plan a menu and then cook it all, but fear not. We’ve taken the time to go through our bank of recipes to offer you some inspiration. Below you’ll find a host of delicious ideas just waiting to be brought to life in your kitchen.
Move over, Martha Stewart!
Starters and nibbles
To whet the appetite – offer a selection of platters where everyone can help themselves. Or, if you prefer a more formal affair, plate individual dishes for each person.
Bruschetta with brown mushrooms, peppers and coriander pesto
Goat’s cheese puffs with thyme salt
Camembert with caramelised figs
Lamb is the traditional Easter meat but we’ve included some chicken and also a true SA favourite – pickled fish. We’ve also got some plant-based options should your guests be plant-based eaters.
Roast garlic, thyme and oregano lamb
Braai leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce, pomegranates and cauliflower and zucchini puree
Apricot, origanum and garlic braised lamb shanks
Brinjal stacks with couscous and pesto
Roast butternut and Swiss chard barley risotto
We’ve said it before and we’ll happily say it again… your side dishes can make or break a meal so pick them wisely and don’t treat them as an accessory (or worse – cook them listlessly).
Pumpkin, sweet potato and pear bake
Roast vegetables with a tahini-yoghurt drizzle
Grilled potato, corn and green beans with pesto dressing
During Easter, there’s no such thing as ‘over the top’ so the more indulgent and drool-worthy you go, the better! Check out these sweet treats that will make your heart skip a beat.
Chocolate Easter egg surprise cake
Amarula and orange Malva pudding-filled eggs
Chocolate marshmallow Easter egg fridge bars
For more tantalising Easter recipes, click HERE!
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