Whether your Easter main dish will be ham, turkey, lamb or something else, we have 10 awesome Easter side dishes and desserts to make with fresh produce. Some of the recipes can be made with local produce such as tomatoes, herbs, lettuce and apples. Remember to pick up your desired ingredients ahead of time because we will be closed Easter Sunday, but we’ll be open normal hours surrounding the holiday. We hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Here are our top recipe picks for Easter sides and desserts:
This recipe for Brussels sprouts sauteed in olive oil and topped with Parmesan cheese makes a delicious side dish!
Instead of an over-the-top, fatty goose liver pâté, for example, make the plant-based pâté. The mushrooms, onions, garlic and herbs add beautiful flavor, and the ground walnuts, an overall decadent texture. Serve this on top of your favorite cracker or sliced bread.
Another favorite from Andi Wolff, this tasty recipe is best with in season produce but would still be delicious with fresh produce from our market now. This Green Bean Salad calls for fresh green beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions and chickpeas with a homemade vinaigrette.
Pasta salad is always best when loaded with veggies! We know you’ll love this version, created by Ashley Wolff!
“This is a quick & easy pasta salad recipe! It’s versatile, meaning you can substitute ingredients if you don’t have everything…or just to suit your tastes. Think of this as a jumping off point! I stumbled upon this creation one day when we were preparing for a cook-out and I needed a last minute, easy ‘starch’ side. We didn’t have potatoes for my classic potato salad so I improvised.” –Ashley Wolff
Made with some delicious tomatoes that are available in our market this time of year!
What’s to love about this Corn, Tomato and Radish Salad recipe? “I especially like radishes in this recipe from the Wolff’s Apple House recipe box. It’s a delightfully summery salad recipe with homemade dressing and fresh vegetables. The dressing reminds me of chimichurri, which is bursting with herb flavor.” – Rebecca Talbot
This asparagus salad recipe is courtesy of Andi Wolff. It’s really yummy and can be made ahead of time because it’s served cold.
If you have a small gathering this Easter, open faced berry pastries might be just the thing for your dessert. “Fresh berries and flakey pie crust are two of my favorite things to eat and these open-faced berry pastries combine them in the best possible way!” – Abigail Bull
This recipe for apple slab pie with a maple glaze would be an excellent dessert option for a large group. Here’s what the author, Pat Nogar of Living Well with Pat Nogar says about it: “Because I often bake for church coffee hour, I began experimenting with a form of pie that easily feeds a hungry horde: the Slab Pie. It’s a genius form of pie – thanks to whoever created it – that is easily made in a jelly roll pan and neatly serves up with little fuss. It also showcases apples beautifully. My favorite recipe is a slab pie that’s slathered with a maple glaze.” – Pat Nogar