Make your Easter menu memorable by skipping the expected! From out-side-the-box Deviled Eggs to spicy southwestern grits, these playful recipes will be the perfect accompaniment to your smoked ham or leg of lamb. Here, 6 recipes to make this year’s Easter feast one to remember.
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You’ll need a solid Deviled Eggs recipe to keep everyone happy. This year, try this tropical spin from Twang The addition of mango chutney and ZAS! Mango Chili Super-Seasoning might just win over the classic version.
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Spring peas are sweet and bursting from the ground, so turn them into this bright green silky hummus. This recipe comes together in 10 minutes and it tastes so much better than any store-bought variety. Esquire Tavern in San Antonio serves theirs with a bright spread of pickled vegetables, so get creative with your spread of dippables.
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This fresh spring salad from Chef Maggie Perkins of Texas Farmers Market is light and lush with spring produce. Crisp asparagus spears, peppery radishes, soft cannellini beans, crunchy nuts and juicy strawberries add a fun mix of textures and flavors to your normal mixed greens.
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We all crave something starchy on the menu, but this year consider a creamy risotto instead of mashed or scalloped potatoes. Backstreet Cafe in Houston uses one pot to cook everything for this risotto. You want your rice to be creamy and your green vegetables to still have a slight bite.
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A cheesy sidekick to your Easter ham, these Poblano Grits are a southern staple kicked up by the Enchilada Queen at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen. Sylvia serves hers wrapped up in a corn husk, but you can make them in ramekins or a baking dish. She says these grits pair phenomenally with smoky meats like grilled chicken, lamb chops or hey – ham!
Lay off the lettuce and switch things up for your Easter salad! This sunset-hued Orange-and-Fennel Salad from Helen Greek Food and Wine in Houston is packed with vitamin C thanks to three kinds of citrus and pomegranate seeds.