Simple Easter Lunch Ideas


If you have the family over this Easter weekend but you’re not sure what to cook, we’ve got you sorted with our easy 3-course lunch idea. Each course is super-simple and low on cooking, and with a pork pie taking centre stage for the main, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the break!

To Start – Broad bean and Yorkshire soft cheese bruschetta

You Will Need:

Your favourite crusty bread, 200g of broad beans, a clove of garlic and a good soft cheese like this one from Shepherd’s Purse.

To Make:

Bring a pan of water to the boil and blanch the broad beans for a couple of minutes. Drain, then place in ice water so they keep their colour.

Heat a griddle pan on the hob, whilst slicing your bread into 1-2cm thick pieces. Lay them on the griddle pan, turning until both sides are lightly toasted.

Peel the clove of garlic and rub onto the bread, then generously spread some soft cheese on top. Sprinkle broad beans and voila, your starter is served!

For the Main – Pork Pie and Red Cabbage

This delicious side dish is a combination of the two classics: pork and apple, and pork and pickle. It has all the sweetness of one, with the tartness of the other, and trust us when we say it goes exceptionally well with a pork pie!

You Will Need:

1 red cabbage, 2 apples, 3 tsp of brown sugar, 100ml of balsamic vinegar.

To Make:

Add a little oil to a frying pan and gently cook down the cabbage until it softens. Peel and chop your apples, and add them to the pan, along with the sugar. Stir until everything is coated, and then add the balsamic vinegar. Cover the pan and simmer gently until the cabbage is cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve in a dish with a knob of butter.

For Dessert – Easter Nest Buns

What better way to finish an Easter meal than with an indulgent treat that takes minutes to prepare? Bonus points for getting the kids to do most of the work!

You Will Need:

200g of cooking chocolate, or a cheap supermarket own-brand chocolate, 200g of rice krispies or corn flakes, some mini eggs.

To Make:

Heat the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water, until the chocolate has melted. Take the bowl off the heat and mix in the cereal, coating everything evenly. Transfer to bun cases with a dessert spoon, and add a mini egg on top. Easy!

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