Saturday, 04 April 2020 08:28

Easter recipes

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A trio of side dish recipes for Easter.

 

mayo free potato saladFancy Easter Potato Salad

  • 1 pound of heirloom potatoes (the little cute colorful ones)
  • 2 stalks of celery (chopped into small pieces)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (look up a recipe for homemade mayo that you can make with olive oil and avocado oil)
  • 1 green onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of organic lemon zest (grated)
  • fresh lemon juice out of 1 lemon that you just zested
  • 1/2 tsp sugar 
  • 1-1/2 tsp fresh herbs (rosemary or thyme)
  • pinch of salt and pepper 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook potatoes until tender (depending on the size). Mix the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and wait until your potatoes are cooled down. When completely cool, quarter the potatoes and mix all ingredients together. Enjoy!

Asparagus Couscous SaladRoasted asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus 
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon of feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Wash and trim the asparagus, about an inch. Marinate the asparagus with all the remaining ingredients, and wrap it in a foil. Bake at 400ºF for about 15 minutes. Squeeze fresh lemon juice if desired.

Cheddar Chive SconesCheddar- chive scones

Dry ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Add ins:

  • 5 oz of butter (cold and unsalted- cut in little cubes) 
  • 1 cup of Cheddar (shredded)
  • ⅓ cup chives (minced)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp. of water
  • 1 egg (beaten for brushing the scones)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all the dry ingredients. Add cubed cool butter, whisk well. Add cheddar and chives, buttermilk and water. Make a big ball of dough that you will cut into small triangles. Some people like to make several balls of dough and then slice them like a pie, or you can make a square of dough and then cut smaller squares and those divided in half to make triangles. You don't have to be too precise, the rougher the look, the more appetizing they are. Brush with beaten egg for a shiny yellow look.

Bake at 375ºF for 25 minutes.

Just as a side note: all these side dishes would highly benefit by adding bacon that would make it extra festive :)

Happy Easter! Jesus is risen!! Alleluia!!

 

Maria Dittus FFAMaria is a downtown girl from Slovakia who by God's grace ended up studying and graduating from Ave Maria University where she fell in love with the Home of the Mother and her husband Rich.

Together they have 4 awesome kids and a little farm in their back yard in sunny Florida. Maria enjoys creativity that comes from homeschooling her children, simplicity in trusting God's perfect plan and solitude that doesn't yet exist in her household.