Nothing against a nice honey-glazed ham or roast leg of lamb, but not everyone wants to host a formal聽Easter brunch. Whether you鈥檙e planning聽a sit-down meal or serving the food up banquet-style, you can鈥檛 go wrong with a small-plates approach that showcases all the best fresh produce of spring. Little聽but mighty,聽appetizers pack a big flavor punch.聽Plus,聽they pair perfectly聽with an array of fun聽Easter cocktails and mocktails.聽Here are 15 spring-themed appetizer recipes just *perfect* for an informal Easter brunch.

Serrano Ham, Manchego, and Asparagus Pizza Easter Appetizer Recipe

1.聽Serrano Ham, Manchego, and Asparagus Pizza: Asparagus鈥檚 peak season falls in April, so slice 鈥檈m up thin to add just a hint of green to these tasty little brunch聽pizzas.聽(via Salt and Wind)

Pea Socca + Mustard Greens Pesto Easter Appetizer Recipe

2.聽Pea Socca + Mustard Greens Pesto: Be聽sure to聽nab some of the聽fresh green peas spilling over in every聽farmers鈥 market this month. This chickpea-flour crepe known as socca聽is topped with an incredible blend of sweet peas and聽spicy mustard-greens pesto. (via聽The Green Life)

Asparagus Ricotta Tarts With Honey Lemon Sauce Easter Appetizer Recipe

3.聽Asparagus Ricotta Tarts With Honey Lemon Sauce: This tart looks so impressive, but it鈥檚 super easy to pull off with frozen聽puff pastry. Cut it into bite-size squares, so your guests can mingle while they eat. (via聽Some the Wiser)

Easter Bunny Dinner Breadsticks Recipe

4.聽Easter Bunny Dinner Breadsticks: These cute breadstick bunnies are so festive, they do double duty as Easter decorations on your tablescape. This recipe is vegan, but you can use whatever type of milk you have on hand and it will be just as good.聽(via聽Plated Cravings)

Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches Easter Appetizer Recipe

5.聽Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches: This one鈥檚 for all the clean eaters in the house!聽Open sandwiches dotted with edible flowers are an homage to the farm-to-table movement, but so dainty they鈥檇 be right at home at a garden聽party. (via聽The View from Great Island)

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6.聽Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip: What better way to greet Easter than with a garden-fresh carrot dip? Spicy harissa really takes this dipper to the next level. (via Coffee and Quinoa)

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7.聽Egg and Pea Crostini: Crostini are聽a perfect canvas to showcase all your fave spring ingredients. Garnished with microgreens and edible flowers, these little babies are *almost* too beautiful to eat. (via聽Honestly YUM)

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8.聽Wrapped Asparagus: This appetizer is so easy to make and SOOO very聽pretty. Wrapped up in spirals of pastry dough and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese,聽asparagus become聽so tasty that even the pickiest of eaters will gobble them up. (via聽Dessert Now, Dinner Later)

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9.聽Undeviled Eggs: Deviled eggs are a timeless appetizer, but sometimes the egg taste just gets lost in a sea of mayo. Enter the *undeviled* egg, where everything sits on top. (via聽Everyday Epicurist)

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10.聽Floral Goat Cheese: How crafty is this?! Take a regular store-bought goat cheese log and pretty it up with edible flowers. (via聽The Merrythought)

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11.聽Spring Pea Crostini: This crostini聽is going to open your eyes to a whole new world of happiness that is burrata cheese. If you LOVE cheese, this is your jam. (via What鈥檚 Gaby Cooking)

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12.聽Herb and Cheese Grissini: Throw out every childhood memory of dry, tasteless breadsticks you were served in restaurants. These homemade grissini聽are long, pencil-thin, and chock聽full of savory goodness in every crunchy bite. (via A Shaggy Dough Story)

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13.聽Twice Baked Deviled Potatoes: If you鈥檝e never tried *deviled* taters, prepare to meet your newest food obsession. The only thing eggy about them is the primo聽presentation. (via聽The Gracious Wife)

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14.聽Butternut Squash Hummus: Made with聽roasted and fresh garlic, lemon juice, parsley, smoky cumin, paprika, and a pinch of cinnamon, this squash hummus is *bursting* with flavor. It鈥檚 absolutely perfect served with whole-grain pita chips or聽roasted carrots. (via聽Minimalist Baker)

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15.聽Dyed Deviled Eggs: Why dye hard-boiled eggs and then try to think up ways to use them after Easter? Instead, dunk the egg whites in food coloring and serve up聽this colorful platter聽that just sings聽鈥淗appy Easter.鈥 (via聽Melanie Makes)

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