Do Easter differently this year

Soon, families all over the country will be tucking into an Easter feast (as long as tummies aren’t too full from the egg hunt).

Of course, a traditional Easter banquet features roast lamb with all the trimmings. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shake things up once in a while.

If you’re in the mood to try something new this year, we’ve rounded up some delicious Easter alternatives. And though not everyone celebrates Easter, everyone loves food — so keep reading to explore ideas fit for any family feast.

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From spectacular meat-free centrepieces to recipes that use up leftover Easter eggs, here are some simple ways to jazz up your Easter menu.

Use up your leftovers

Hot Cross Bread & Lemon Pudding

If you’ve over-ordered on hot cross buns (easily done), this recipe is a delicious way to combat Easter food waste.

Try lamb with a twist

Spiced Lamb Chops with Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa

Ditch the rosemary and add masala spices to your Easter lamb instead. Served with coconut rice and mango, you can enjoy a taste of the tropics, whatever the weather.

Indulge in a hearty pie

Herby Spring Chicken Pot Pie

Packed with spring herbs, this one-pot chicken pie is quick to make and creates minimal washing up.

Make a veggie treat

Honey-Baked Feta with Kale, Roast Chickpeas & Lemon

This creamy feta dish works brilliantly as a vegetarian main. It also compliments lamb as a side dish if you’re putting on a larger spread.

Try a seafood special

Thai Style Steamed Trout with Sweet Potato Citrus Mash

Looking for something lighter to serve, without compromising on flavour? This zesty trout recipe is the ideal palette cleanser after all that chocolate.

Enjoy seasonal greens

Double Cheese & Spring Vegetable Tart

Cheese tarts are perfect for spring, especially when they’re full of seasonal veggies like this one. Asparagus season lasts just a few weeks, so enjoy it while you can.

Get baking with the kids

Chocolate Fridge Cake

This no-bake recipe is a great one to make with kids. You can add any sweet treats you like to the filling — including any leftover Easter eggs.

Do any of these Easter alternatives appeal? Let us know if you give them a whirl and share your foodie photos on the Lollipop forum.

🐰 Happy Easter everyone!