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A Traditional Easter Dinner Roundup from the Eastern Shore

A traditional Easter Dinner is a feast for your whole family. Easter is when everyone comes together to celebrate, and you need to make sure there’s enough food to go around! Since this isn’t just any meal, it’s ok to go overboard because why not? These beautiful recipes are perfect for lush and healthy dinners, even for the pickiest eater in the family. Taking time to create something special makes your Easter Dinner the talk of the town! Made with local vegetables, Eastern Shore Honey, and fresh cuts of meat, these dishes are sure to please. Decorate your table with fresh spring flowers, use only the best ingredients, and get ready for a delectable Easter Dinner.

Traditional Easter Dinner Table Setting
Traditional Easter Dinner Table Setting complete with naturally dyed easter eggs

Our Favorite Traditional Easter Dinner Ideas

Dessert is essential in our books. We believe that a beautiful meal should have a little bit of everything – from a soup or salad to the main course and plenty of side dishes. Mix and match the recipes below, and add your favorites to make it yours. There are no rules – have fun in the kitchen, invite your family in to help, and enjoy yourself.

Spinach and Fruit Salad

Start your meal off with this beautiful Spinach and Fruit Salad. It’s made with a colorful blend of berries, peaches, spinach, and our amazing Honey Lemon Vinaigrette. Piled high in a serving bowl, this would make an excellent presentation alongside roasted vegetables or fish.

Spinach and Fruit Salad

Spinach and fruit go together like peas and carrots. Try this salad as an appetizer or a main course.
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Try these easy pickled onions on top of this salad or any salad!

Easy Pickled Onions

This recipe will turn any salad, burger or piece of fish into a work of art in no time!
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Our Honey Mustard Chicken comes together quickly and will be a fan favorite at dinner. Garnishing with lemon adds brightness to the chicken that is perfect for the springtime. We like to serve it with roasted carrots, potatoes, and onions – but the choice is yours.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is a simple and delicious dish for any season. I have served this dish in the midst of summer and sliced for sandwiches during the Superbowl–it’s a classic!
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Healthy Slaw

This healthy slaw is rich in fiber and incorporates a colorful collection of veggies to make your belly happy. I used organic ingredients for this fast and guilt-free recipe. Our slaw is so easy to make, and you can even do it ahead of time to save yourself some time on Easter morning. Letting the slaw sit overnight allows for the flavors to meld together. And, it’s more delicious the next day!

Healthy Slaw

This recipe is so easy to make, and it’s so good for you and your digestion, it’s a perfect addition to any meal any time of the year.
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Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots

What’s Easter dinner without the veggies? Made with a glaze of honey, garlic, and dijon, these Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are colorful to the dinner table. The glaze we used would also be fantastic on Brussels sprouts or beets! Mix in your other favorite root vegetables, like potatoes or parsnips, for various tastes.

Colorful Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots

Made with a glaze of honey, garlic, and dijon, these Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are a colorful addition to the dinner table. Mix in your other favorite root vegetables, like potatoes or parsnips, for a wide variety of tastes. The glaze we used would also be fantastic on Brussels sprouts or beets!
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Honey Grilled Artichokes

The next thing on our Easter Dinner menu is our Honey Grilled Artichokes. Artichokes take time and some exceptional prep work, but they’re perfect for the holidays. Served warm with a honey glaze, these are a seasonal treat to savor. When shopping for artichokes, find ones that look full and are heavy for their size. Buy them organic, if you can, and take your time grilling to make them extra beautiful.

Grilled Artichokes with Vinaigrette

Grilled Artichokes served with Thai Honey Vinaigrette are delicious anytime you can get your hands on fresh artichokes.
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Rib Roast

Start your main course with this delicious Rib Roast. Made with a glaze of herbs and Eastern Shore Honey, it develops a beautiful color and stays juicy and flavorful. It’s perfectly served alongside roasted vegetables and crusty bread. This roast can feed a whole family, and you may even have leftovers! The day after your traditional Easter Dinner, use it for a delicious sandwich.

Honey Herb and Garlic-Marinated Rib Roast

Start off your main course with this delicious Rib Roast. Made with a glaze of herbs and Eastern Shore Honey, it develops a beautiful color and stays juicy and flavorful. It's perfect served alongside roasted vegetables and crusty bread.
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Oven Roasted Lamb Chops with Honey Glaze Rack

Oven Roasted Lamb Chops with Honey Glaze is tender, juicy, and elegant. It makes an impressive presentation, beautifully surrounded by roasted vegetables or a light soup. On top of that, it’s straightforward to cook! You can have this from the oven on your plate in less than an hour.

Oven Roasted Lamb Chops with Honey Glaze

This oven-roasted lamb chops recipe was a game-changer for me. It's easy fast and delicious.
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Desserts for your Traditional Easter Dinner

No good meal is complete without dessert! Everyone seems to have their ideas about what should be served for dessert on Easter. Some families do pies; others have cakes. As long as it’s delicious, you won’t hear us complain!

Strawberry Soup

Speaking of soups, make a batch of this Strawberry Soup as a light dessert. It’s fruity, fragrant, and the perfect way to end your Easter Dinner without adding too many calories or a heavy baked dessert. It’ll remind you of spring. It certainly does for us!

Strawberry Soup

When you have so many strawberries that you don't know what to do with them all, that is when you make Strawberry Soup. You can do this with any berry, but today, in this recipe, we are focused on the mighty strawberry.
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Honey Carrot Cake Bars

Ok, well, not so traditional, but a new spin on a traditional dessert; you’ll suffer less guilt from serving them, and guests will have less guilt from indulging. These carrot cake bars are bright and satisfying without being full of corn syrup or fake sugars.

Healthy Carrot Cake Bars

There are lots of ways to bake with carrots these days but the good news is these healthy carrot cake bars contain honey as an alternative to sugar, and overall, contain less sugar and a healthier oil than most carrot cakes.
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Honey Cocoa Truffles

No meal is complete without a bite of chocolate. My blog, my rules. These truffles are outstanding and healthy-ish for you! Try making this fantastic honey cocoa truffles recipe!

Honey Cocoa Truffles

The basis of a truffle is heavy cream, butter and whatever flavor you fancy. In this recipe, we sweeten the mixture with Eastern Shore Honey and a high percentage of cocoa chocolate.
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