There’s something about the succulent roast lamb that just says “special occasion,” so you’ll want your sides to measure up. Choose a few of these delicious side dishes to elevate the rest of your table, for crowd supper or dinner on Saturday that will really live up to the time, from the main event down to the breadbasket.
Potatoes Grand Mere
Dress up plain old spuds in their Easter finest, with heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, mustard, and plenty of garlic with potatoes grand mere. This baked dish is rich and fragrant, with the tangy mustard and sharp cheese offsetting your tender lamb perfectly. Use Yukon gold potatoes for beautiful gold color and buttery flavor.
Chilled Watercress Yogurt Soup
Start your Easter meal off in style with this fresh, tangy watercress yogurt soup. This rich and creamy soup highlights the peppery watercress beautifully, which will wake up your taste buds before the decadent main course arrives. Don’t skimp on the full-fat yogurt; lower-fat varieties often have thickeners added to compensate for the removed fat, which may not blend properly with the other ingredients.
Asparagus and Butter Lettuce Salad
This bright and simple salad has all of the spring flavors that pair wonderfully with a lamb: raw asparagus, pistachios, and creamy mozzarella balls that contrast with the zingy lemon vinaigrette. It’s light enough not to spoil your appetite for what’s to come and showcases the fresh produce that the season brings.
Garlic and Thyme Spring Vegetables
If you’re already roasting a lamb in your oven, toss some spring vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic, and thyme and slide them in alongside your protein for an easy side. Use tender new carrots, parsnips, and baby potatoes to showcase the flavors of spring. Multicolored heirloom varieties would be especially pretty on your table.
Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasting Brussels sprouts gives them a sweet, mellow flavor that even sworn haters won’t be able to resist. All they need is a little olive oil and flaky sea salt to bring out their best side. Best of all, they can cook up alongside your lamb, for a low-fuss meal.
Airy Carrot Souffle
The egg whites don’t need to be beaten separately, so it has fewer steps than some soufflé recipes you may have tried. Serve it fresh out of the oven, before it loses its impressive height. It’s slightly sweet, so you can use it as a unique Easter vegetable side or even a healthy dessert.
Whether your family celebrates an event with lunch, brunch, or dinner, we’ve got the best ideas for a fabulous side dishes menu. Complete the sensational side dishes, delicious desserts, and cocktails, you’re sure to earn kudos as a great chef when you use these ideas for your Saturday dinner menu.