POPSUGAR Food

Fill Your Easter Table With Bright Colors and Fresh Flavors

Apr 19 2014 - 6:45am

Easter is tomorrow, so if you find yourself looking for some colorful inspiration for your table, you've come to the right place. Discover fast and easy ideas for what to serve, how to decorate the table, and what to sip on. Most importantly, all of this will come together in no time, making it perfect for last-minute planning.

Photos: Camilla Salem

The Menu

Rosé Champagne and Raspberries
Rosemary-Roasted Leg of Lamb
Fingerling Potatoes Sautéed in Butter and Parsley
Steamed Carrots With Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
Asparagus With Grated Hard-Boiled Egg and Vinaigrette
Shaved Vegetable Salad
Strawberry Tart With Freshly Whipped Cream

Photo: Camilla Salem

Raspberries and Rosé

Champagne is a great drink option for this menu, but why not make it just a little more special? Plop fresh raspberries right into your champagne glass and top with your favorite sparkling rosé. The berry will trap all of the bubbles and make a fun treat at the end of your drink.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Rosemary-Roasted Leg of Lamb

A stunning roasted leg of lamb [1] on a bed of rosemary will likely be the star of the show. Luckily, it's a cinch to prepare and you can cook everything else while it's roasting away.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Buttery Potatoes With Parsley

Buttery potatoes with parsley [2] make a great anytime side dish, but they especially go well with a large roast. The parsley cuts the richness of the dish just enough and makes it completely satisfying.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Steamed Carrots With Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Often simplicity is your best bet when it comes to fresh, colorful produce like carrots [3]. A quick steam, a drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice are all you need for a memorable side dish.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Asparagus With Grated Egg and Vinaigrette

Use your hard-boiled Easter egg in an unexpected way this year. Grate it on top of steamed asparagus [4] and drizzle with a simple vinaigrette for a side dish that will leave people impressed.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Ribboned Vegetable Salad

A green salad works for any menu, but for a more elegant salad that incorporates Spring vegetables, turn to your vegetable peeler. This ribboned vegetable salad [5] is light and flavorful.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Strawberry Tart

This simple strawberry tart [6] comes together quickly and with minimal effort. The result is colorful, seasonal, and fun — the perfect way to end a Spring Easter meal.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Easter Cocktails

If you're looking for some more interesting drinks to serve at your Easter event, we've got 18 ideas for you [7].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Decorate With Spring Flowers and Animals

We chose to use ranunculus in smaller mismatched vases to bring color and height to the tablescape. Scatter eggs across the table and place stuffed Spring animals in between the flowers. For a more relaxed party, set up a buffet like we did with stacked plates and utensils in mason jars.

Photo: Camilla Salem


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