Don’t know what to cook over Easter? We’ve got 12 recipe ideas for you

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Yes, Easter food is mostly about chocolate eggs — as it should be!

But, even if it seems impossible now, there will come a time during the break when you want something that isn’t chocolate.

And when that time comes, we’ve got plenty of delicious recipe ideas perfect for the holiday.

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This colourful veg bake is so good you might find your resident herb nerds fending off forks from the carnivorous folk for a helping.

Little effort, huge reward. This simple recipe leaves you with two creamy mushroom tarts to share, or keep.(ABC Everyday: Tim Grey)

This recipe is deceptively simple and the result stunningly scrumptious — perfect if you’re entertaining.

Essentially, all you do is layer vegetables onto puff pastry with some herbs and cheese then bake until golden.

Impress your friends and family with a grain salad that’s filled with roasted veggies, fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds.(ABC Everyday: Tim Grey)

It’s not often that a salad stands out, but this hearty one certainly does.

There’s a lot to love, with chewy freekeh, sweet roasted carrots, creamy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, bright pomegranate seeds and sticky roasted red grapes.

Serve with baked fish or keep it vegetarian and add pine nuts and halloumi.(ABC Everyday: Heidi Sze)

Pretty much all you need to do is add sliced fennel and cannellini beans to a tray of beautifully slow-roasted tomatoes to end up with this juicy dish.

Then you can serve it with baked fish or keep it vegetarian by adding pine nuts and halloumi.

The chargrilling of the thinly sliced zucchini adds a hint of smokiness.(ABC Everyday: Emiko Davies)

This is the perfect low maintenance side dish to have up your sleeve when people are due to come over.

The thinly sliced zucchini are chargrilled for a couple of minutes in a dry pan before being dressed up with toasted pine nuts and crumbled feta.

Looking for an impressive vegetarian and vegan main for your Easter Sunday roast? This is it.(ABC Everyday: Hetty McKinnon)

There is such ceremony in bringing a whole cauliflower, dressed up and pretty, to the table, ready to be carved.

The recipe for this version will feed two as a main, and even more as a side or share dish.

You can substitute the salmon for any firm fish fillet — just be sure to adjust the cooking time.(ABC Everyday: Heidi Sze)

This nourishing take on a family favourite is not to be missed.

If you’re not familiar with the fish-in-a-parcel technique the recipe calls for, now’s the perfect time to master it.

This big salad is perfect for dinners, picnics and barbecues, so you’ll be sorted no matter what your Easter plans are.(ABC Everyday: Hetty McKinnon)

While some salads are best eaten immediately, this dish deserves special mention for being patient.

It tastes better after hanging around for a while, allowing the butternut, lentils and dressing to get to know one another — making it great for entertaining.

Nothing beats a big lamb roast on Easter Sunday.(ABC Everyday: Lina Jebeile)

A simple slow cooker is all that’s needed to pull this lamb leg off, and the prep time is easy.

So, you can run around all day and by the time it’s Easter Sunday evening, dinner will be sorted.

Now, onto the desserts!

Slather these bad boys in butter and you’ll forget chocolate Easter eggs even exist.(ABC Everyday: Thalia Ho)

There’s nothing quite like homemade hot cross buns.

These are inspired by the traditional kind but made with a deepened amount of spice, citrus and an optional dash of rum.

This cake is so easy to pull together that the kids can play a role in the process too.(ABC Everyday: Julia Busuttil Nishimura)

Chocolate and olive oil go particularly well together and this cake is a stand-out.

Better yet, this recipe is so easy that the kids will be able to help you make and decorate it.

This bread and butter pudding uses staple ingredients, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t decadent. (ABC Everyday: Thalia Ho)

This bread and butter pudding is unbelievably simple to make and uses staple ingredients.

Still, it’s a rather decadent recipe, with pockets of melting chocolate, deeply roasted nuts and slatherings of sticky-tart marmalade.

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