Easter is a wonderful time to get together with family and spend some quality time having fun and eating lots of good food. Good food, however, doesn't have to take a long time to make. Make super simple recipes that are quick, healthy and yummy.
For an adult version of a fruit salad, mix a few of your favorite fruits and drizzle on some liqueur and sugar for a treat. In a festive casserole dish, add oranges that are segmented, so no skin remains on them, and then add some sliced strawberries, grapes and a handful of blueberries. Pour 3 oz. of orange liqueur over the fruit, and top with 1/3 cup of brown sugar. Place the mixture under the broiler for about 8 minutes until the sugar begins to caramelize and bubble.
Veggie trays are always hits at parties. Not only are they healthy, but they are extremely easy to make and then serve on an eye-catching platter. Mix broccoli florets with baby carrots and celery sticks with a variety of dips., such as a simple cheese dip, ranch dressing or even hummus for an interesting twist.
For another quick and easy recipe, get 10 to 15 asparagus spears and 1/2 lb. of thinly sliced prosciutto. Bring a pot of water up to a boil, toss in asparagus and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the asparagus and place the spears in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and maintain their green color. Once the asparagus have cooled, take a thin slice of prosciutto ham and wrap it around the length of a spear. Repeat until all spears are wrapped, and arrange on a platter of your choice.
For a fresh twist on the everyday salad, take about 8 cups of field greens, 2 cups of seedless grapes sliced in half and 3/4 cup feta or blue cheese. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl. When you are almost ready to serve, dress the salad by whisking together 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp. of red wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad, toss and serve.