Plan Your Menu for Holy Week with These Recipes

Holy Week, like any other special occasions, has many different unique dishes that define the celebration. But during this time of reflection, Catholics aren’t supposed to eat meat. That said, why not prepare dishes that feature seafoods and veggies instead?

To help you plan out, here’s a simple menu for Holy Week you can follow.

Palm Sunday

Figs are associated with Palm Sunday. That is because it was believed that Jesus Christ ate figs after he entered Jerusalem. For that, a fig pudding makes an excellent dish. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that is popular in England.

  • Fig Pudding

Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Although these days are often dedicated to cleaning the house, it doesn’t hurt to bake and prepare foods for the days to come. Here are some excellent suggestions.

  • Pretzels
  • Basic Homemade Bread

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the day when Jesus Christ was crowned with thorns. It was the day when Jesus spoke to his disciples prior to His death. So, for this day, why not consider cooking Grilled Lamb Chops and Ttvebas, a traditional Holy Thursday Armenian recipe.

  • Ttvebas
  • Grilled Lamb Chops

Good Friday

On this day of the year, Christ sacrificed Himself for us. Out of reverence for, Catholics strip the altar and keep the lights out. They mourn because the Lord in on the cross to save the world from their sins. Thus, to sustain your family throughout the day, prepare whole-grain breads for breakfast and veggies for lunch and dinner.

  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Pasta with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Black Saturday

While waiting for the Lord to be resurrected, Catholics still abstain from eating meat. That is why vegetables and seafoods are best served at the table. These are the recipes you should try:

  • Kale, Tomato, and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Easter Sunday

Since the Lord is risen, it’s time for a celebration. Gather around with family and friends and serve them festive recipes. Here are some of the best Easter recipes to prepare.

  • Bread and Pastry Basket
  • Salmon & Prawns with Dill & Lime Aioli

May your plans for Holy Week allow you to immerse in the sorrowful feel of the week, so that when Christ rises again on Easter morning, you get to rejoice in joyful songs of praise and indulge in new and savory dishes.

Written by Catherine Trimidal

A writer by day and a good daughter by night, Catherine works for the content team at Coco Treasure, where she shares her knowledge and expertise about everything natural and organic.