35 Lebanese Easter Recipes

Add flair and family favorites to your Easter menu with 35 favorites that we turn to for fabulous Easter cooking, baking, eating, and celebrating!

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I’m revisiting this special post from early on in the life of my blog, because the sentiments hold true and I want to say it all again to you!

It has always struck me that the first thing that happens whenever someone walks up the front steps and enters the home of anyone in my family, they are welcomed with a tall glass of ice water. It’s our pineapple, our refreshment. As my father used to say: don’t even ask them. Just put the glass out there, and watch what happens (they’ll drink). That he anticipated a need was a simple, but true, satisfaction.

Many of you have been here on my blog from the start, and a great many of you have just walked up the front steps recently. Old and new friends, welcome. I am honored every day to share in our love for fresh and heritage Lebanese recipes, good stories, and beautiful photography—it’s my way of handing you a tall drink of water, in hopes you’re refreshed, in hopes you’ll come back often.

I’ve been enjoying hearing from cooks around the country who are planning their menus for Easter, and asking about Lebanese recipes to make for their families and friends. People like my Aunt Louise would have rolled at least a good hundred grape leaves and put them in the freezer by now, so when it’s go time, they’re ready. A girl can have goals like that, can’t she?!

Here’s a line-up of Lebanese favorites for your Easter menu:

Main Dishes for Easter.

Pomegranate glazed leg of lamb
  1. Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Leg of Lamb
  2. Grape Leaf Rolls, Vegetarian or Meat & Rice
    Always, at every big meal.
  3. Cabbage Rolls, tomato or garlic
  4. Lamb Lollipops with Fresh Mint Sauce
    One of life’s great pleasures.
  5. Kibbeh Sahnieh
    We’ll also eat it raw, the favorite.
  6. Vegetarian Potato Kibbeh
  7. Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Rub
  8. Braised Chicken with Lemon and Olives

Lebanese-style Side Dishes.

  1. Lebanese Potato Salad.
    Mint, onion, the best.
  2. Za’atar Roasted Potatoes
  3. Fattoush Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
    Big and crunchy.
  4. Lebanese Village Salad
    The sweetness of this salad is wonderful with lamb dishes.
  5. White Asparagus with Pistachio Oil
    Elegant and so delectable.
  6.  Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce
    A beauty.
  7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts
    Family favorite!
  8. Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma
    Also a hearty, very delicious main.
  9. Lebanese Vermicelli Rice.

Appetizers they’ll love.

  1. Fatayer: spinach, kale + feta, meat.
    The only problem is getting them to not eat too many: save room for dinner habibi!
  2. Smooth Hummus, every which way: pink beet, fresh herb, avocado, seven layers. Oh, and the classic.
  3. Pink Deviled Eggs with Yogurt and Mint
  4. Garlicky Whipped Feta Dip. 
    A lot of flavor and ease with just two ingredients.
  5. Labneh Green Goddess.
    With crudite, or as a dressing for salad. Heavenly.
  6. Warm Almond-Stuffed Dates with Sea Salt and Lime Zest.
    THE app to know for the rest of your life! LOVE.

Easter Desserts, right this way.

  1. Lemon Meringue Tart, the Most Extraordinary
    My specialty of the season. Bakers, this one is for you.
  2. Raspberry Buttercream Cake
    The color and flavor from freeze-dried berries are incredible.
  3. Coconut Semolina Cake with Rose Petals
    Mom loved this.
  4. Triple-Layer Coconut Cake Recipe
  5. Lemon Bundt Cake with Raspberry Rose Glaze
  6.  How to make Lebanese Baklawa
    Tradition! Let’s keep it alive!
  7. Sitto’s Date Ma’amoul
    Same here, such a special tradition.
  8. Graybeh diamonds, graybeh almond, pastel graybeh
  9. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, a hint of Rose Water & Mom’s Best Crust

Easter Brunch Recipes.

Glazed yeasted Lebanese Easter Cookies
  1. Ka’ik :
    Yeasted spiced “cookies”,  Glazed Ka’ik Shortbread, Updated super soft ka’ik. A Lebanese specialty of the season. Do we eat them for dessert? Not really; more for treats at coffee time or for the yeasted version for breakfast.
  2. Chocolate Tahini Sweet Rolls
  3. Soft Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus
  4. Shakshuka with Avocado, Labneh, and Za’atar
  5. Citrus Fruit Salad
  6. Raspberry Rose Crumb Cake Recipe

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