Easter is a time to gather together and to celebrate the very best of spring food. If a traditional lamb roast isn't your bag, here are 10 other ideas for an Easter lunch with a twist. 

Miso honey roast lamb

miso honey roast lamb
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Miso is a wonderfully adaptable Japanese condiment made from soybeans.

It enhances and complements many other flavours and ingredients. Here it is mixed with honey to make a coating for a lamb joint.

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Tandoori leg of lamb

tandoori leg of lamb
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Inspired by Indian heritage cooking, this tandoori leg of lamb is ideal for an early and potentially cooler Easter.  

You need to start this in advance but once prepared it is a largely hands-off dish.

Get the recipe for tandoori leg of lamb

 

 

Slow cooked, spiced pulled lamb

slow cooked spice pulled lamb
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If you have more guests than table space this Easter then this pulled lamb served in baguettes is ideal. 

Serve it with a selection of fillings and let everyone build their own. 

Get the slow cooked, spiced pulled lamb recipe

 

 

Foraged savoury vegetable cake

foraged savoury vegetable cake
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This savoury cake topped with quail’s eggs is a stunning vegetarian centrepiece. 

Collecting the nettles and wild garlic can involve the whole family for a fun Easter activity.

If foraging’s not your style however, there are easy substitutions from the supermarket.

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Goats’ cheese tart with mint

goats' cheese tart
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The classic goats’ cheese tart is given the spring treatment with the addition of some fresh mint. 

Ideal for relaxed casual dining as well as sunny spring picnics.

Get the recipe for this goats’ cheese tart with mint

 

 

Squash and basil amoretti lasagne

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This light, vegetarian lasagne is given texture and a touch of sweetness by the addition of crushed amaretti biscuits.  

Served cold, it can be great fun asking people to work out the mystery ingredient when you serve it.  

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Spring roast beef with wild garlic pesto

spring roast beef
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With pesto you can really get creative. Think outside the box and vary the herbs, swap the nuts for seeds, and add some spices.  

In this recipe a joint of beef is covered with a wild garlic pesto and breadcrumbs to make a delicious crust.

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Easter pie calzone

easter pie calxone
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An Easter pie is a classic Italian dish, made after the weeks of Lenten abstinence from rich foods. 

Traditionally the pie would be filled with meats, eggs and cheese.

This recipe is a twist on the Easter pie, and made as a calzone

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Hawaiian tuna burgers

Hawaiian tuna burgers
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These paleo burgers are packed with fruity, bright summer flavours and will remind you of the hot days to come.

They pulled together easily and are oven baked rather than fried.

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Lemon garlic tilapia

Lemon garlic tilapia
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A lighter Easter lunch means you can eat more chocolate, right?

This quick dish is quickly made by poaching tilapia fillets in a lemon and garlic flavoured broth.

Get the lemon garlic tilapia recipe

 

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food and recipe writer and blogs at Fuss Free Flavours.

 

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