Happy First Day of Spring! It sure doesn’t feel like spring here but I’ve got springtime cooking on my mind.
I have two Easter celebrations to cook for this year and so I’ve been busy Googling recipes. Both get togethers are closer to lunchtime than brunch so I’m looking for some new ideas. Lunch ideas are hard for me on a regular day, let alone for guests. I haven’t narrowed the menu down just yet, but I thought I would share the ideas I’m considering. I’ve tried a few of these recipes but haven’t blogged about them. The rest are new things I’ve not made before but most have reviews you can check out. I know it might seem strange to post things I haven’t cooked yet, but hopefully it can save you some time searching the Internet if you need an Easter meal idea. After Easter I will post what I ended up making and share my own reviews!
Springtime Lunch Menu Ideas
- Shrimp and Avocado Salad
- Avocado and White Bean Hummus (does have beans but looks delicious)
- Prosciutto Wrapped Mango
- Chicken Salad over greens – I use this recipe for roasting chicken and add my own spices and canola oil mayo
- Pulled pork sliders (make ahead)
- Sauce: KC Masterpiece Honey flavor
- Quiche – I have made this before with Bacon, Asparagus, Spinach, and Shallot. Delicious!
- Oven Roasted Salmon
- Deviled Eggs – using Hellmann’s canola oil mayo, homemade or other soy free mayo (several at Whole Foods)
- Almond Poppyseed Bread with cherry preserves – sub in Almond milk or other milk substitute for milk
- Macedonia Fruit Salad – our family loves this. We use whatever berries/fruit is reasonably priced. The key is the juice over it, a bit of sugar, let it sit at least 15 minutes and stir before serving.
- Roasted Potatoes and green beans
- Challah bread
- Apple Cake – very very good. I think it is best served fresh/warm or at least same day it is made
- A Hummingbird cake using my frosting recipe and dried pineapple flowers
- A dairy free carrot cake with my frosting recipe*
- (* I have added a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar to my frosting at the end of mixing to give it a bite like cream cheese frosting. Best substitute for cream cheese frosting I’ve found so far)
- Need Chocolates? Check out Amanda’s Own Easter Chocolates