Easter Side Dish Recipes

A roast ham or leg of lamb may take the spotlight at the Easter table—but everyone knows that it's the side dishes that always steal the show. Not sure what sort of Easter side dish recipes to try this year? After the long winter, this is the perfect time to embrace fresh springtime ingredients like crunchy radishes, sweet carrots, tender leeks, tangy asparagus, and creamy new potatoes. Shred petite Brussels sprouts into a crunchy springtime slaw, bake horseradish and potatoes into a decadent gratin, or braise baby artichokes in a simple lemon sauce. Craving something a little heartier? Wholesome whole grains like farro and barley add great texture and nutty flavor to salads and sides. Don't forget: spring colors don't just have to be in the kids' Easter baskets—they can be on your table, too! Pink grapefruit, blushing beets, and sunshiney citrus recipes are all as beautiful as they are delicious.