Recipe Ideas for the Easter Weekend

Hello #LoyalRoyals

Autumn is awesome – ‘cos of crunchy leaves + chilly evenings to cosy-up with soup and a series. We’re also being ‘rewarded’ with a four-day Easter weekend for completing the first quarter of 2019 😉

Cooking anything special?

Here are a few of our favourite Easter weekend recipe ideas – all of which taste so much better when shared with friends and family.

Button up & buckle up if you’re on the road this weekend.
HRH Kathleen

Our Easter Feast

If Easter is a big celebration in your home, you may love some of the recipes in Our Easter Feast. Each recipe will easily feed a crowd, from the simplest of salads to a rather special stuffed harissa lamb. Get all of our Easter Feast recipes here.

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A More Relaxed Easter Menu

If you’re keen to keep the menu relaxed and family-friendly this year, you could opt for juicy chicken espetadas with sundried tomato pesto, served with homemade Portuguese rolls and good old corn on the cob slathered in pesto butter. See our full Relaxed Easter Menu here.

Pesto Princess © Relaxed Easter Menu

Roast Chimichurri Chicken 

Give your traditional roast chicken a kick of Chimichurri greatness! Loosen the skin over the breast and tuck generous tablespoons of Pesto Princess Chimichurri underneath before roasting for 40 minutes. Here’s the recipe.

Pesto Princess © Roast Chicken

No-carb Pesto Bread

Nothing beats a warm, fresh-from-the-oven homemade loaf. You can indulge in this version all weekend long without breaking a single no-carb low-carb rule. Find our recipe for No-carb Pesto Bread here.

pesto bread

Autumnal Salad with Roast Veggies & Couscous

A substantial salad that can hold its own as the hero of a feast, a quick dinner with all the family or a hearty side to a braai. Head this way for our flavour-packed Autumnal Salad with Roast Veggies & Couscous.

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Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Autumn comfort food? Tick. This recipe for Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni pairs perfectly with a glass of red, a long walk and a good snooze. Here it is.

Pesto Princess © Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Devilled Eggs

You can’t go wrong with a plate of these insanely delicious deviled eggs to share with your nearest and dearest.

Pesto Princess © Deviled Eggs

Breakfast Tacos

The long weekend calls for a leisurely brunch! Enter our delicious breakfast tacos. Pour the coffee and enjoy.

Pesto Princess © Breakfast Tacos

Spicy Shakshuka with Harissa

Shakshuka is one of our favourite meals here at the Palace. Once you get the gist of the recipe, it’s so easy to adapt and makes for an exotic family feast, which just happens to be budget-friendly. Sounds like an Easter weekend brunch, lunch or supper to us!

Pesto Princess © Shakshuka

Perfectly Poached Eggs with Maple Bacon and Pesto

The thought of a perfectly poached egg, a few crisp rashers of maple bacon and a dollop of pesto has our mouths watering. Treat yourself or your family with breakfast in bed.


Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.


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