There are few things we love more than a long, lazy Sunday brunch. This year, we’re looking forward to dressing up in bright sundresses, gifting beautiful indoor plants, and enjoying some seriously delicious food with loved ones — courtesy of these delightful Easter recipes. While we’ll never tire of our beloved avocado toast and yogurt bowls, the ultimate Easter brunch calls for something a little more elevated and that’s keeping with tradition.
Whether you’re gathering with family at home or planning to spend all day outside enjoying the springtime vibes, I’d encourage you to adopt my Easter motto: you’re never too old for an egg hunt! If there was a time to celebrate the little things, it’s now (and always). Spice up your everyday brunch with one of these special, yet simple, Easter recipes.
Raspberry and Ricotta Crepes With Fresh Berries
Why We Love It: Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making crepe batter. It may sound complicated, but it’s really quite simple. Topped with beautiful berries, some ricotta cheese, and a dusting of powdered sugar, these are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
Hero Ingredient: Citrusy notes of orange and lemon keep everything light and fresh for spring.
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Baked Eggs With Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs, and Feta
Why We Love It: Bust out the ramekins for these baked eggs — it’ll be worth it. This savory brunch dish could not be easier to whip together and the fragrant fresh herbs will have your whole house smelling like the epitome of spring. And they’re gluten-free, so everyone at your table can enjoy it.
Hero Ingredient: The tomatoes cook down beautifully and burst into your mouth with sweetness. 10/10 would recommend.
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Salmon Nicoise Salad
Why We Love It: This salad somehow pulls off the hat trick of being filling while still remaining light. A salmon-filled take on the traditional Niçoise could best be described as spring in a bowl. It’s sure to become a staple among your go-to Easter recipes for years to come.
Hero Ingredient: Herbs de Provence fulfill all of your herby desires.
Get the recipe for Salmon Nicoise Salad.
Spring Onion and Feta Frittata
Why We Love It: Frittatas are always a fan fave at brunch, and for good reason. They’re warm and cozy, easy to throw together, and always looks as pretty as they are delicious.
Hero Ingredient: Tangy feta and eggs will always be a winning combo.
Get the recipe for Spring Onion and Feta Frittata.
Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines
Why We Love It: The nice thing about a tartine is that you can mix and match the spring flavors of your choice. You could even have the family assemble their own for a little bonding time before settling down to eat. Lovely, no?
Hero Ingredient: The warm-toast garlic rub is so key here. It gives each piece a welcome boost of flavor.
Get the recipe for Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines.
Olive Oil and Orange Blossom Muffins
Why We Love It: If you’re a sweet brunch kind of person but don’t want to end up deep in a sugar coma before the Easter egg hunt even begins, take a look at these delectable muffins. They’re well-balanced with citrus and sweetness.
Hero Ingredient: Orange blossom water adds such a nice floral note and all the orange-y vibes.
Get the recipe for Olive Oil and Orange Blossom Muffins.
“What’s Up Doc” Carrot-Ginger Cocktail
Why We Love It: Don’t forget to add drinks to your Easter recipe collection. Make the occasion feel extra celebratory with a special cocktail to jazz up your meal. It’s delicious, refreshing, and works just as well as a mocktail as it does a boozy cocktail.
Hero Ingredient: Peeled ginger brings a little bite and a lot of freshness to this cocktail.
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Why We Love It: If you’re the kind of person who can make a whole meal out of an appetizer then look no further than this radiant beet hummus. Use it as a dip, grain bowl topping, sandwich spread, and so much more.
Hero Ingredient: Tahini keeps it all creamy and perfectly nutty.
Get the recipe for Beet Hummus.
Cucumber and Feta Salad
Why We Love It: It doesn’t get much more light and easy than this cucumber and feta salad. The fresh dill gives it a zesty kick and elevates it from your everyday lunchtime salad. What could easily be lost as a side dish becomes a total show stopper.
Hero Ingredient: Like I said, dill takes this salad up a notch. It’s deliciously sharp and, well, dill-y.
Get the recipe for Cucumber and Feta Salad.
Tomato, Nectarine, and Mozzarella Salad
Why We Love It: Dive right into stone fruit season with this crisp and delicious take on a Caprese. The bright colors and bold flavors are a winning combination every time.
Hero Ingredient: Pistachios bring all the crunchy texture to each perfect bite.
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Prosciutto and Melon Skewers
Why We Love It: Bring on all the prosciutto and melon! Even your youngest family members can help assemble these delicious skewers. They’re sure to be absolute hits.
Hero Ingredient: Garnish with lots of basil and enjoy the fresh herb flavor.
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Jam-Filled Gluten-Free Muffins
Why We Love It: Not satisfied simply being ordinary muffins, these gluten-free beauties are filled with a jam of your choice. They’re a healthy alternative for those with dietary restrictions and delicious enough that those without won’t even notice.
Hero Ingredient: The raspberries laced throughout these muffins are a yummy addition to each tasty bite.
Get the recipe for Jam-Filled Gluten-Free Muffins.
Why We Love It: It’s time to get a little decadent — these waffles aren’t playing around. The addition of cornmeal to the batter adds a little something special to your everyday waffle experience. Add your favorite sweet breakfast toppings and you’re in business.
Hero Ingredient: Browned butter. Need I say more?
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Watermelon, Feta, and Blackberry Skewers
Why We Love It: Need a little more skewer inspiration? Look no further than these colorful and delectable beauties. They’re a little sweet, a little tart, and extremely tasty.
Hero Ingredient: Salty feta is the perfect contrast to the sweet fruit
Get the recipe for Watermelon, Feta, and Blackberry Skewers.
Pecan and Coconut Granola With Yogurt and Berries
Why We Love It: DIY a scrumptious little parfait with this homemade granola mix topped with seasonal berries. There’s just nothing better than that little sweet, salty, and crunchy combo.
Hero Ingredient: I’m a sucker for pumpkin seeds, so I’ll go with that. Salty and crunchy, they’re hard to beat.
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Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Toasts
Why We Love It: Add a bit of pizzazz to your everyday toast with this beautifully bright Easter recipe. These toasts are easy to assemble but chock-full of flavor and look magnificent.
Hero Ingredient: A good drizzle of honey makes everything just a little bit better.
Get the recipe for Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Toasts.
Seasonal Crudité With Homemade Caesar Dressing
Why We Love It: Throw together a seasonal crutidé that is sure to be a feast for the senses whether it’s an appetizer or the main event.
Hero Ingredient: A dash of Worcesterchire sauce makes all your salty Caesar dreams come true.
Get the recipe for Seasonal Crudité With Homemade Caesar Dressing.
Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Garlic, and Ricotta Flatbreads
Why We Love It: You’ll be surprised at how filling a flatbread can be once you try this sneakily hearty Easter recipe. The roasted garlic gives it an unexpected punch of flavor and the broccoli rabe offers up that fresh taste of spring.
Hero Ingredient: To me, ricotta will always be the superior pizza cheese.
Get the recipe for Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Garlic, and Ricotta Flatbreads.
Honey Roasted Carrots With Herbed Boursin Spread
Why We Love It: Few things say spring quite like roasted carrots — the bright hues, sweetly crisp taste, and satisfying crunch are evocative of the season. Everybunny will be asking for seconds, no matter how old they are.
Hero Ingredient: That herbed boursin spread is to die for. You’ll want it on all of your veggies from now on.
Get the recipe for Honey Roasted Carrots With Herbed Boursin Spread.
Peach Shortcakes With Lavender Cream
Why We Love It: There’s something a bit dreamy and retro about shortcakes, no? This peach and lavender confection perfectly captures the essence of the changing of the season, and all the sweet hopes that go along with it. There’s no better addition to your Easter recipe repertoire.
Hero Ingredient: You get to use biscuit mix to put these yummy shortcakes together. Absolutely delicious + unbelievably easy = win!
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Mini Dill Frittatas
Why We Love It: Is there anything cuter than a bite-sized frittata? Just because these come in miniature form doesn’t mean they’re missing out on flavor. They’re the perfect casual-yet-elevated Easter brunch treat.
Hero Ingredient: Don’t skimp on the garlic here.
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Asparagus, Quinoa, & Rice Salad With Goat Cheese & Maple-Tahini Dressing
Why We Love It: This recipe is great for gatherings year round and with spring’s favorite vegetable at the center of it, you can’t go wrong by making it for Easter. Dried apricots, goat cheese, and pecan halves come together to make a delicious salad that everyone at your table will love.
Hero Ingredient: Maple-tahini dressing is the salad dressing of our dreams.
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Elderberry Spring Cocktail
Why We Love It: This Elderberry Spring Cocktail is part of food stylist and photographer Ashleigh Amoroso’s How I Gather feature in which she hosted a picturesque spring happy hour for the books. Not only is it incredibly aesthetic, but this tasty cocktail is so simple and perfect to make for a crowd. Your guests will thank you later.
Hero Ingredient: It doesn’t get more elegant than these floral ice cubes.
Get the recipe for Elderberry Spring Cocktail.
Carrot Ribbon Salad With Golden Raisins, Feta, & Orange-Tahini Dressing
Why We Love It: What’s more springy than carrots? In the case of this salad, carrot ribbons get a lot of love from that perfectly-balanced orange-tahini dressing and an assortment of edible accessories. This would make a beautiful centerpiece at your table.
Hero Ingredient: The golden raisins bring a really nice sweetness to the party.
Get the recipe for Carrot Ribbon Salad With Golden Raisins, Feta, & Orange-Tahini Dressing.
Spring Crudité With Green Goddess Dressing
Why We Love It: Another favorite from Ashleigh’s amazing happy hour, this crudité is the perfect spring appetizer for Easter lunch and beyond. Get the whole family together to assemble this beautiful board and enjoy the time together as well as your time saved prepping. It’s a win all around.
Hero Ingredient: Capers in the green goddess dressing bring a briney, salty flavor that finishes everything off beautifully. The essence of spring in one delicious bite.
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This post was originally published on April 15, 2019, and has since been updated.