After the culinary excesses of the festive season, Easter lunch is a great opportunity for home cooks to welcome spring vegetables back into their kitchens. Purple sprouting broccoli is at its best in February and April, making Josh Eggleton’s simple yet delicious purple sprouting with hazelnuts a perfect Easter lunch side. As the names suggests, spring greens are always delicious this time of year, as they begin to make their first appearance of the season; take a look at our how to guide for step by step instructions for cooking this underrated vegetable.
If your family is like mine, a potato-free roast simply isn’t worth having. For a stress-free side dish guaranteed to satisfy your potato cravings, try Lisa Allen’s roasties recipe, or if you're lucky enough to get your hands on the first of the year’s early crop, keep it simple with Marcello Tully’s crushed new potatoes.