Easter lunch ideas: 7 savoury recipes to make from the Women’s Weekly Food Test Kitchen

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As Easter approaches, the anticipation of gathering with loved ones for a delicious meal grows. Choosing the right dish is key to creating a memorable experience.

Whether you’re planning a large celebration or an intimate family meal, selecting the perfect Easter lunch recipe is essential. From classic lamb roasts to fresh salads, there’s a wide range of options to explore.

In this article, we’ll explore a curated selection of Easter lunch ideas, focusing on simplicity, flavour, and the joy of sharing good food with those closest to us. Join us as we discover the best recipes to elevate your Easter gathering.

Roast Pork Loin with Nam Jim Dressing & Mango Salad recipe

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This recipe will deliver a delicious roast pork with a bright and fresh salad, and zingy Thai dressing, making it the perfect dish to impress your guests.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “When it comes to making the nam jim, make your life easier by swapping the mortar and pestle for a stick blender.”

Roast Pumpkin Wedges with Walnuts & Fetta recipe

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Looking for a simple yet delectable side dish to accompany your Easter lunch? This tantalising pumpkin side will add colour, variety, and pizzazz to any main course.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “To make this dish suitable for vegetarians, choose a fetta that has been made with vegetable rennet.”

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder recipe

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Tender, succulent and simple to make, we can’t get enough of Women’s Weekly Food’s Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder recipe. Served with crisp baked potatoes, it’s an Easter lunch dish the whole family will love.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “This dish is not suitable for freezing or microwaving.”

Prawn Caesar Salad recipe

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Nothing says holiday celebration like fresh prawns. In this unique take on the humble salad, two entertaining favourites are combined to try

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “Plate the salad with all the elements separated on a large platter. This way  guests can build their own and add as much or as little dressing as they like.”

Cauliflower Cheese with Leek & Fennel recipe

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A family favourite dish, this recipe takes the humble cauliflower and cheese to the next level by adding sautéed leek and fennel. This subtle elevation in flavour makes this cauliflower cheese recipe the perfect side dish to a special occasion lunch.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “This recipe is best made on the day of serving.”

Easiest-ever Ocean Trout recipe

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One way to impress your Easter lunch guests is by serving a whole fish, beautifully roasted and dressed. The beauty of an oily fish like ocean trout is that if you happen to over cook it by a few minutes, it’s still moist and juicy.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “We used a mandolin (v-slicer) to cut cucumber, red onion and fennel into very fine slices as it makes the salad go further and the dish look more beautiful.” 

Crunchy Noodle Coleslaw

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A classic side salad that is made for entertaining, this crunchy noodle coleslaw is easy to make and adds a beautiful freshness to any meal.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: “For soy sesame dressing, combine ingredients in a screw-top jar; stir until sugar dissolves.”

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