Good Friday 2024: 7 Simple Dinner Options To Explore
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Good Friday marks a solemn occasion that is observed by Christians all across the world. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for humanity’s redemption. It is a day for reflection, prayer, and people coming together over a meaningful meal. The day is of utmost importance in Christian theology and moves on to the celebration of Easter Sunday, which is a symbol of his resurrection.  

There are a variety of meal ideas that have been passed on through many generations. These meals are simple and meatless, yet full of flavour and symbolism. Here are a few dinner options that you can make for your loved ones:   

  • Lentil Soup With Hot Crossed Buns   

Begin your Good Friday dinner with a hearty and comforting lentil soup. Lentils, which symbolise simplicity and humility, are cooked with aromatic herbs and vegetables to balance out the flavours as well as nutrition. Serve with hot cross buns, which are considered synonymous with Easter celebrations starting on Good Friday. 

  • Bitter Green Salad With Citrus Dressing   

Mark the symbolism of the bitterness of the day and renewal with this salad featuring arugula, endive, and radicchio. This salad is prepared by tossing the greens in a tangy citrus dressing made of lemon juice, olive oil, and a dash of honey. This salad is vibrant and refreshing, providing a orange for a splash of brightness.   

  • Garlic And Herb Baked Salmon   

As people abstain from meat, this garlic and herb-baked salmon takes centre stage on the dinner menu. The fish is s contrast to the richness of the meal. Garnish the salad with grapefruit or slices of easoned with garlic, lemon, and a whole lot of fresh herbs. Following this, the fish is baked to perfection, which results in tender salmon infused with savoury flavours. 

  • Grilled Vegetable Platter   

Embrace the seasonal bounty with a vibrant grilled vegetable platter. Prepare this by tossing a wide range of vegetables, like bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and cherry tomatoes, with olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Grill them until they are tender and slightly charred. Arrange them on a plate and serve alongside creamy hummus for dipping.  

  • Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells   

For a satisfying main course, you can try making spinach and ricotta-stuffed shells for your dinner. Jumbo pasta shells are filled with a mixture of spinach, ricotta cheese, garlic, and herbs. Then these are baked in a savoury marinara sauce and topped with melted mozzarella cheese.     

  • Honey And Pistachios Semolina Cake   

The perfect way to end the dinner of Good Friday is with a simple honey and pistachios semolina cake. This soft, moist, Middle Eastern-inspired dessert imparts floral notes of honey and is filled with crunchy pistachios.  

  • Herbal Infusion   

Your meal can be complemented by a soothing herbal infusion, which is made from an aromatic blend of herbs such as chamomile, lavender, and mint. The beverage can either be served chilled or hot, according to preference.