Lawson's Favorite Easter Appetizers

Classic Deviled Eggs

Ok I know how it is. What do you bring for Easter Lunch? OH NO!!!!! Hey don’t worry I got you. Check out some of my favorite easy to prepare items for the holiday!
Easter is not Easter without some deviled eggs. I love this concept as they can be prepared so many ways. Here’s a quick and easy recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Lawrys seasoning salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper
Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

 

 

 

Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there’s 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.

Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard,  seasoning salt, and pepper, and mix well.

Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Feeling frisky? Try pimento cheese deviled eggs, or smoked salmon deviled eggs with capers and red onion. I have those recipes for you. If you’d like them, drop me a line. [email protected]

 

Mustard-Dill Tortellini Salad Skewers

 

These adorable little skewers are guaranteed to be a huge hit for any Easter party. They are tasty, light, and refreshing way to start a perfect spring meal.
 

 

 

1 (9-oz.) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 (8-oz.) package frozen sugar snap peas
68 (4-inch) wooden skewers
1 pt. grape tomatoes, cut in half 
Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette

 

 

 

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cold running water.

Place sugar snap peas in a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes. Rinse under cold running water.

Thread each skewer with 1 sugar snap pea, 1 tortellini, and 1 tomato half.

Place skewers in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Pour Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette over skewers, turning to coat.

Cover and chill 4 hours.

Transfer skewers to a serving platter; discard any remaining vinaigrette.

1 (12-oz.) bottle light Champagne vinaigrette may be substituted. 

 

Lawson’s Zippy Pimiento Cheese

This appetizer is sure to spice up your Easter day. The best part about this dish is that it’s simple and quick to make. 

 

 

 

 

 

1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
2 teaspoons finely grated onion
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 (10-oz.) blocks sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
Freshly ground black pepper
Assorted crackers

Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients until well blended; stir in cheese and black pepper to taste. Serve with assorted crackers. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 4 days.

Mini Caprese Bites

 

Serve these mini tomato and mozzarella skewers in individual glasses at a seated dinner party, or arrange on a platter for your buffet. They will be gone in minute but don’t worry because they are unbelievably easy to make.

 

 

 

 

1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds*
32 (4-inch) wooden skewers**
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and pepper

 

 

Thread 1 tomato half,
1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer.
 Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.

Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.

1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.

 

Gorgonzola Truffles

 2 words gorgonzola and truffles. . ummm YUMMM!  So popular at any party. They are perfect with a crispy baguette and Spring fruits. 

 

 

 

 

4 ounces cream cheese, softened 

1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
Apple and pear slices
Grapes

 

 

Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover tightly, and chill at least 1 hour or until firm (can chill up to 3 days).

 Roll cheese mixture into small -round balls.

 Roll each ball in bacon. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with apple and pear slices and grapes.

 

From my family to yours have a happy and blessed Easter!

 

 

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Lawson

 

 

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