What are you serving for Easter brunch? Your main dish is probably set — ham, a leg of lamb — but how will you welcome guests and begin the meal? A light bite is welcome before a late brunch, so let's talk hors d'oeuvres.
Today we have 17 easy, spring-fresh appetizers for your weekend table, from two kinds of deviled eggs (what is Easter without deviled eggs?) to make-ahead crostini with pea shoots and strawberries, and from creamy Parmesan dip to Southern pickled shrimp, there's a nibble and a treat for everyone.
Personally I love an easy tartine or crostini — toast piled high with yummy spring goodness like thin-sliced radishes. A big platter of asparagus with hard-boiled eggs is also a lovely treat (asparagus is finger food, right?).
But nothing beats a good dip for make-ahead ease. The beet tahini dip gets the most points for beautiful bright pink color. Serve with cucumbers or fresh snap peas.
Bites & Nibbles
Dips & Spreads
Do you know yet what you're serving for Easter?
(Image credits: Leela Cyd; Anjali Prasertong; Sara Kate Gillingham; Megan Gordon; Emily Ho; Nealey Dozier; Faith Durand; Emma Christensen; Alexis Buryk)