4 Appetizers Perfect for Easter

looking down on a table filled with delicious foods and Easter eggs. family hands grabbing at different plates of food.

As we hop into the season of Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, and colorful blooms, it's time to infuse your kitchen with a sprinkle of springtime magic.

Now, I know dealing with those pesky high uric acid levels can put a bit of a damper on the festivities, but don't worry! Today, I've got some scrumptious Easter-themed recipes that not only taste divine but are also friendly to our achy joints.

So, grab your apron and let's dive into these delectable dishes that are sure to put a spring in your step!


1. Easter Bunny Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs that look like little bunnies.
Photo by Cookin' Canuck


Why it's good for high uric acid levels:

  • Eggs are a great source of protein and are low in purines, making them a safe choice for those with high uric acid levels or gout.
  • Mustard, a key ingredient in deviled eggs, contains turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate joint pain associated with conditions like gout.


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Black olives (for decoration)
  • Orange and red bell peppers (for decoration)
  • Thinly sliced green onion (for decoration)


  1. Hard-boil the eggs, then peel and halve them lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out the yolks and mash them with mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika until smooth.
  3. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture.
  4. Cut the chives into small pieces and use them to create bunny ears on top of each egg half.
  5. Use black olives to make eyes, if desired.
  6. Sprinkle with a little extra paprika for color.
  7. Chill before serving.


2. Spring Herb Hummus Vegetable Garden

various vegetables sticking out of hummus to make it look like a garden.

Photo by AllRecipes


Why it's good for high uric acid levels:

  • Hummus, made primarily from chickpeas, is a plant-based protein that is low in purines, making it a gout-friendly option.
  • Fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and support overall joint health.


  • 1 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  • Assorted fresh vegetables (carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes)
  • Fresh herbs (parsley, basil, dill)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spread the hummus onto a serving dish to create a smooth surface.
  2. Arrange the assorted fresh vegetables on top of the hummus to resemble a garden bed.
  3. Chop the fresh herbs and sprinkle them over the vegetables.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with pita bread or crackers for dipping.


3. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

strawberry, spinach, feta, and walnut salad in a white bowl.

Why it's good for high uric acid levels:

  • Spinach is low in purines and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it an excellent choice for managing uric acid levels.
  • Strawberries are low in purines and packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help reduce inflammation and promote healthy joints.


  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds or walnuts
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, toasted nuts, sliced red onion, and crumbled feta cheese.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and poppy seeds to make the dressing.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving and toss gently to coat.
  4. Serve immediately.

4. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers on a light blue background.

Why it's good for high uric acid levels:

  • Shrimp is a lean source of protein that is low in purines, making it a suitable option for those with gout or high uric acid levels.
  • Garlic contains allicin, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate symptoms associated with joint discomfort. Lemon zest adds a burst of citrus flavor without adding extra acidity.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon zest, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Let them marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, leaving a little space between each.
  4. Grill the skewers over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  5. Serve hot off the grill with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.


There you have it, folks! Four deliciously springy appetizers to tantalize your taste buds and soothe those achy joints. Remember, food should not only nourish the body but also delight the soul. So go ahead, gather your loved ones, and indulge in these delightful creations. Here's to a season filled with joy, laughter, and good eats! Cheers!


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