Easter Menu Planning


Will it be ham or lamb this year? It's always a battle between the two big mains on Easter Sunday. While lamb is full of religious symbolism, the ham arguably makes for better leftover sandwiches. Whatever you decide, we have recipes for both, in addition to many springtime sides involving peas and asparagus.

Springtime Starters


[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Green Pea Hummus
Bunny Bread
Great Deviled Eggs
Zucchini Salad with Feta, Walnuts and Dill
Leek Soup with Lemon and Dill
Mushroom Tart with Herb Salad
Shaved Asparagus, Pea, and Prosciutto Salad



Tips for Buying and Cooking the Perfect Holiday Ham
Maple-Glazed City Ham
Cherry Coke-Glazed Country Ham
The Perfect Rack of Lamb
Fall-Apart Lamb with Prunes
Lamb Steaks with Peas and Mint
Orecchiette with Peas, Prosciutto, and Crème Fraîche



Braised Leeks with Lemon and Parsley
Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes
Farro, White Bean, and Preserved Lemon Salad
Olivey French Lentil and Barley Salad
Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Asparagus
Pasta with Meyer Lemon and Basil