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25 Easter Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

The best springtime recipes.

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Healthy Easter recipes you’ll love

This year, stray away from the abundance of goodies left by the Easter Bunny and opt for these healthier versions of all of your favourite springtime meals instead. From tender lamb shanks, the freshest spring sides to a  twist on classic deviled eggs, these healthy Easter recipes are sure to be a hit.

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Chickpea Salad

Roaster Carrot, Radish & Crispy Chickpea Salad

It’s time to pack in the pulses this season and make chickpeas your new go-to source of protein.

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Smoked Salmon-Stuffed Cucumber Rolls

This light and creamy appetizer is the perfect healthy addition.

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Ginger-Chili Tofu

Ginger-Chili Baked Tofu

Baking tofu in this way preserves its special custardy texture while infusing it with lots of bright flavours. Vegetarians will be thankful!

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Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric & Coconut Baked Aloo Gobi

This roasted cauliflower dish will be the centre of attention at your Easter dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Burgundy Lamb Shanks

Slow-Cooker Burgundy Lamb Shanks

Fresh lamb shanks, wine, vegetables, and herbs simmer for eight hours for a tender dish everyone will love.

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Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Brown Butter & Orange Cauli-Couscous Salad

Butter transforms humdrum couscous and its doppelgänger, cauli-couscous, into an tasteful side with jewel-like beets, juicy oranges and tangy goat cheese.

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elderberry rhubarb crisp

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Combine elderberries and rhubarb in this crisp for a delicious dessert guests will love.

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Pate, appetizer dip

Gravlax Pâté

A holiday celebration demands a special appetizer to complement the main event, and this pâté is the right mix of luxury and ease.

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Fig app walnut prosciutto

Fig and Walnut Amuse-Bouche

For a simple amuse-bouche, these walnut, prosciutto and fig apps are delicious and looks stunning on a platter.

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Lentil Salad

Beet, Cherry & Lentil Salad

An easy way to increase your protein and fibre intake this Easter.

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Rosewater Ganache

The fruitiness of a good-quality olive oil pairs perfectly with the dark chocolate in this rich, fudgy cake.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

Revamp your traditional deviled eggs with this spicy curry twist.

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Vegetable Risoni Salad

Risoni is a fine, rice-shaped pasta that is perfect for salads. But you can substitute any small pasta shape for risoni when you make this recipe.

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Crispy Shrimp Cakes with Smoky Tomato Aioli

These tender, golden shrimp cakes, inspired by the flavours of Spanish tapas, are surprisingly easy to put together. Make them ahead and simply reheat when your guests arrive.

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Beans, greens and butters side dish

Greens, Beans and Butter Side

Make this aromatic and satisfying beans and greens side dish and impress your guests this Easter with your pro kitchen skills.

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Wine-Roasted Chicken with Apricots and Olives

The apricots, saffron and cinnamon give this dish a Middle Eastern flavour.

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Stuffed Mushroom Caps

An elegant amuse-bouche, these mushroom caps are filled with a mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts. Each are topped with grated Parmesan cheese and then baked.

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With fresh and sunny springtime colours, this dish adds a retro-cool feel to the buffet table. If watercress is unavailable, replace with peppery baby arugula.

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Decadent Baked Peaches With Almond Cookie Stuffing

Use fresh peaches to make this rustic dessert a healthy Easter treat.

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Traditional Baked Ham with a Fruit Glaze

Cranberry sauce and mandarin oranges make a beautiful, aromatic glaze for cooked Easter ham.

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Rustic Honey-Roasted Carrots With Thyme

For a beautiful presentation, cut the roasted carrots in long pieces and arrange on a bed of parsley.

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Twice-Cooked Dill Rice

Guests will surely ask for seconds of this simple but delicious side dish.

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yummy nut-free carrot cupcakes

Extraordinary Carrot Cupcakes

These melt-in-your-mouth carrot cupcakes are every bunny’s favourite.

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Avocado Caprese Crostini

Avocado toast meets caprese salad in this Instagram-worthy appetizer.

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dark chocolate torte

Rich Dark Chocolate Torte

A generous amount of good-quality dark chocolate makes this cake beautifully moist and rich.

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