When I think traditional Easter recipes from around the world I think appetizers, fresh greens and vegetables, slowly roasted meats, sweet yeast breads, colored eggs, and beautiful desserts. Easter is a day to celebrate life and the beginning of Spring. Family and friends are gathering together and indulge in good foods that are traditional for them.
We all have traditional foods we eat for the holidays, recipes that are passed from generation to generation, old family recipes that we cherish and remind us of who we are and where we come from. For this reason, when I created this list of some traditional recipes from around the world, recipes that many fellow food bloggers were happy to share with me, I tried to avoid the trends of gluten free, keto, vegan, vegetarian and other diets that are popular on the internet. There is a place and a time for all of them, but for Easter, I wanted to bring back the traditional, authenticity of the Easter recipes we grew up with and we still love.
So, here is my collection of Easter traditional recipes from around the world.
Leg Of Lamb With Fresh Mint Sauce- By What A Girl Eats
GREEK LAMB WITH LEMONY GARLIC POTATOES (LAMB KLEFTIKO)- By Scrummy Lane
Ovelias – Easter Whole Lamb Roasted on the spit or Souvla- By Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitaly
BAKED CHICKEN JOLLOF RICE – By Recipes From A Pantry(Sierra Leone, West Africa)
ROMANIAN SWEET BREAD WITH WALNUTS – COZONAC RECIPE– By Where Is My Spoon
PASCA (ROMANIAN EASTER BREAD)- by Curious Cuisiniere
COLOMBA ITALIAN EASTER DOVE BREAD- By An Italian In My Kitchen
Healthier Russian Easter Paskha– By Happy Kitchen Rocks
Nana’s Easter Paska Bread- By Trial And Eater(Slovenia)
Crescia al Formaggio aka Italian Easter Bread- By She Loves Biscotti
PANE DI PASQUA (ITALIAN EASTER BREAD)- By Curious Cuisiniere
Individual Italian Easter Bread Rings– By Christina’s Cucina
TSOUREKI – GREEK EASTER BREAD– By Caroline’s Cooking
Nana’s Potica– Slovenian Nut Roll Recipe
TORRIJAS – SPANISH FRENCH TOAST-by Caroline’s Cooking
TORRIJAS (SPANISH FRENCH TOAST)- By Curious Cuisiniere
Kulich – Sweet Russian Easter Bread–By Happy Kitchen Rocks
Polish Easter Babka– by Cooking With Carlee
Traditional Italian Easter Pie with Eggs (Pizza Rustica)– by Christina’s Cucina
TORTA PASCUALINA (SPINACH RICOTTA PIE)- By Caroline’s Cooking
Easy Italian Pizza Rustica aka Savory Easter Pie Recipe- By She Loves Biscotti
Flaounes (Cypriot Easter Cheese filled Bread)- By Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitaly
Finnish Cardamom Pulla Bread- By Mildly Meandering
Doing this round up I learned a lot about other people’s traditions and recipes they use to celebrate Easter. In my house, we celebrate an American-Romanian Orthodox Easter. Romanians do not have the egg hunting tradition and I am glad, because I live in Minnesota and when Easter comes it is usually pretty cold and snowy, which doesn’t make the egg hunting very pleasant. We traditionally eat lamb, but chicken is also on the list sometimes. We make the yeast bread Cozonac(you have a recipe in this post), we color eggs and have lots of fresh vegetables, salads, and desserts.
Here is a list of my Easter recipe ideas you might like:(Click here)
Thank you to all who participated in this round up! Your recipes are fabulous! Happy Easter everyone!