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3 Foods of Easter

3 ideas for your Easter meal

 

When it comes to the holidays, many have the common element of gathering together with family and friends for some food. Where Christmas has the ham and Thanksgiving has the turkey, the other holidays are pretty much at a loss of an iconic food, especially given the diversity of cultures and geographic locations. Easter is no exception. Where it is true that you could make a large batch of hard-boiled eggs, most of your family and friends will want something a bit more substantial on this holiday. Here are 3 ideas to help you get started.

 

 

Strawberry Salad

Greens and salads are a sign of springtime. Fruits are especially nice this time of year as everything is becoming new. As such, a strawberry salad may be just the right thing for your Easter dinner. For this recipe combine:

  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 bunch of romaine or Kale
  • 1 small onion sliced to preferred size
  • 2 cups of strawberries sliced to preferred eating size
  • 1 bunch of asparagus (approx. 1 lb.)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • Watermelon (sliced into pie wedges)
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red plumbs
  • Grapes (both purple and white)
  • Oranges

Simply combine all the ingredients apart from the sugar and the almonds into a bowl. For the almonds slowly roast them in a skillet with the sugar for about 10min. Let them cool and then add them to your salad mix. Should you wish to have a dressing try a light balsamic or a poppy seed dressing.

Parmesan and Tomato Asparagus

Combining the green of spring with the iconic vegetable of the season, the tomato, Parmesan and Tomato Asparagus is a simple and delicious vegetable dish to serve alongside some lamb, steak, or chicken. To make the dish you will need:

First, put the asparagus in boiling water for 30 seconds.  Remove immediately and put it in an ice bath for 2 minutes. On a cookie sheet lay out the asparagus. Top with the olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Cook on 350 for 10 minutes. Remove and add the tomatoes to the dish (you can sauté them if you wish).

Tomato and Fruit Salad

This dish is all about presenting color and flavor. As there are so many different fruits and vegetables which are coming into season the variety of the dish is really up to you. However, you should ensure that you have a vast color pallet for your salad. Some of the most popular fruits would include:

It is advised that you do not use bananas in this dish as they are apt to turn brown if left exposed for any long period of time, and as this dish is about a fresh and colorful look that should be avoided. Consider also different colored tomatoes such as green and yellow to add more color to the plate. Arrange the fruits and vegetables on a large platter and chill till serving.

Accessorize

Apart from the food, Easter decorations really set the meal apart from the Sunday dinner or the other holiday feasts. Trax Farms has a large selection of décor and accessories for your Easter. Whether you are looking for bunnies for your garden or front walk, or if you are looking for Easter Flowers to put upon the table, our Easter department can help you find that perfect piece to make the day special. Pre-made Easter baskets are also available.

Not sure where to get started? Let Trax Farms help you.

Easter and Springtime in general is a wonderful time for Trax Farms. We have an abundant and diverse selection of fruits and vegetables of every shape and color. If you are looking to have a dinner that showcases natural ingredients and those sweet ripe flavors of Spring, let us help. Our farm is one of the oldest and most awarded fruit and vegetable farms in the Pittsburgh area. Our farms market has 85,000 square feet with 9 different departments. Of course, a farm is only as great as the farmers which tend it. We are proud to have 150 years of experience behind our name.

If you would like to visit Trax Farms, we would love to have you come and visit. We are located in Finleyville, PA just south of Pittsburgh on Route 88. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
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