Ah, April. Spring has sprung and the garden is full of seasonal blooms. Fresh new-season vegetables are making their way into the shops and onto plates, and for pudding there are hot cross buns and Easter eggs. We’ve rounded up our favourite April seasonal recipes for you – enjoy!
The joy of digging up the first new potatoes in April is hard to beat. But whether or not you grow your own, a simple new potato and trout salad shows off the gorgeous seasonal spud at its best. Or, team with salmon, green beans, eggs and olives in this lovely Salmon Nicoise salad.
The main field-crop of rhubarb is coming into season throughout April, which means an abundance of fragrant stalks crying out to be poached for compote, or gently stewed and served with shortbread and homemade custard. But it also works brilliantly in savoury dishes, so try this roast lamb recipe.
Hearty, vibrant spring greens are super tasty right now. We can’t get enough of them finely shredded and lightly fried, then added to spaghetti with garlic and lemon – delicious! Or stir them through a veggie curry for a brilliant April midweek dinner.
British asparagus season is here, and eggs and asparagus is always a winning combo. Try dipping super-fresh spears into a boiled egg instead of toast soldiers; add them into a quiche for a lovely spring lunch; or keep things super-simple and really let this delicate veggie shine by serving with a classic French dressing alongside soft-boiled eggs.
Cauliflower is bang in season right now, and while cauliflower cheese is an undeniable, all-time favourite, there are other things to do with a cauliflower. This super-easy traybake is a fab and filling midweek meal, sure to satisfy veggies and meat-lovers alike.
What could be more Easter-y than a delicious, warm, buttered hot cross bun? A delicious, warm, buttered chocolate hot cross bun! Best served warm, these very special Easter treats have a secret melting middle, guaranteed to win over the most traditional of hot cross buns fans. You’ll never look back!
Want something that will really impress your friends and family at an Easter feast? Have a go at making your own Easter Eggs! It’s not as tricky as you might think – if you’re not scared of chocolate stains, why not get the kids involved, too? And check out our Vegan Easter egg recipe if you’ve got special diets to consider.
Hungry for more Easter inspo? You’ll find loads more delicious seasonal recipes here.