Fontina Asparagus Tart
This delicious pie is surprisingly easy (and quick) to make, with a display befitting of a French restaurant. What is the special ingredient? Puff pastry from the store. You can use a combination of cheeses or scatter pork on top for extra texture.
Grilled Romaine Salad
Grilled cabbage may appear to be an error, but it is delectable. The griddle lines add a delicious, smokey flavor, while the romaine relaxes and heats slightly, becoming almost velvety. If you’re cooking an entrée for Mother’s Day, this is a great starter to prepare.
Simple Shrimp Chowder
If Mother’s Day is cold, this seafood soup will feel both fresh and comforting. This variation is ready in under 30 minutes, which means less time preparing and more time with mom. As a final flourish, serve with steaming supper buns.
A five-ingredient, one-bowl dish that appears incredibly elegant? Please include us! For good cause, this is a top-rated choice. Make it ahead of time so the lettuce can cool and the tastes can emerge.
Mint-Cucumber Tomato Sandwiches
This easy dish adds cooling mint and cucumber to a tomato sandwich, giving it a minor variation. Slice the veggies ahead of time, but construct the sandwiches just before serving to avoid sogginess.
Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Chicken salad is impossible to go wrong with. Our favorite recipe includes split grapes and celery for a cool bite. Fill lettuce containers or serve atop a green salad with bread and buns at a sandwich stand. Make it ahead of time and keep it chilled until ready to serve.
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
This Thai salad is a bit more complicated than takeaway in a bowl, with a handmade vinaigrette that’s sweet, flavorful, and peppery. This recipe is dairy-free and vegan, and it can easily be made into a main meal by adding fried tofu.
Carrot Soup with Orange and Tarragon
This colorful broth packs a flavor punch with minimal work. If you don’t like (or don’t have) raw tarragon, substitute dill, oregano, or thyme.
Simple and beautiful Mother’s Day brunch ideas? We’ll accept it. These dazzling oranges can be served as a fruit dish or as a treat. Furthermore, the dish can be made ahead of time and decorated before serving.
Prosciutto Pesto Pizza
To prepare this sophisticated treat in minutes, use store-bought pizza crust. Along with the flavorful prosciutto and cheese, shelled edamame—a crispy, slightly sweet soy bean—adds an unexpected burst of texture.
Creamy Herbed Tomato Soup
Although this broth appears to be rich and smooth, it is truly low in fat. Soups are great for gatherings because they almost always taste better if prepared ahead of time. Serve with any of your favorite broth garnishes.
Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad
A novel method to present a delicious steak? On top of a salad. This Thai-inspired salad features zesty ginger and in-season asparagus for a delectable flavor combination.
Mini Ham Quiches
These bite-sized quiches are almost endlessly customizable and go well with almost any protein or vegetable. They prepare quickly and easily because they are spooned into muffin holes.
Spring Pea Soup
This vibrant green broth acts as a statement point on your plate. If you have fresh peas, this is a true feast, but frozen will suffice.
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Broccoli cheese broth is a delicious option for those reveling in cooler climes. To dress it up, spread with cheddar and even breadcrumbs on top.
Chicken Florentine Panini
Give your midday beef sandwiches the toasted panini treatment. These are delicious with your choice of cured meat (ham, turkey, or poultry) and any cut sandwich bread.
Luau Pork Lettuce Wraps
Need Mother’s Day brunch suggestions for a large group? Make a large quantity of this seasoned pork, which goes well in lettuce cups, pitas, tacos, or on top of salads.
Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad
Make this rich fruit dessert the day before and refrigerate it overnight. Almost any fruit will work here, but use a range of hues for the best visual effect.
Chunky Potato Leek Soup
Potatoes and onions are a traditional pairing. This dish lightens up the creamy staple so you can enjoy a cup or two for lunch without having to take a siesta in the afternoon.
Blackberry Balsamic Spinach Salad
Mom will adore this gorgeous salad filled with nutrients. The greatest part is that you don’t have to prepare your own gourmet sauce (though you can if you’re feeling posh!). If you don’t like feta, try another grainy cheese.
Do you like plums or peaches? Show them off with this delectable take on ambrosia, a famous antique treat. The fluff does need to cool in the freezer for at least four hours or overnight before serving, so prepare appropriately.
Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint and Feta
Tabbouleh, a famous Mediterranean salad, is filling enough to serve as a main course. The couscous and chickpea foundation is delicious with the traditional tomato and pickles, but you can get inventive and add other minced veggies, baked or fresh.
Lemony Turkey Rice Soup
This light and comforting citrus rice broth pairs well with turkey but can also be made with leftover roasted chicken. Because the broth uses precooked protein, it comes together quickly.
Have you forgotten to pick up a pie pastry at the store? Make this quiche without a shell! Make sure you have a complete box of eggs in your refrigerator before you begin preparing. This pie is also inherently gluten-free.
Wilted Endive Salad
Endive is a robust vegetable with an astringent taste. (in a good way). Adding heated components to the dish wilts the endive slightly, easing it and giving it a milder flavor in this recipe.
Grilled Elote Flatbread
This Mother’s Day, offer this street food-inspired recipe. The pizza is flexible to changing weather circumstances because it can be cooked on the griddle as well as under the oven.
Pulled Turkey Tenderloin
Turkey tenderloins slow-cook in a marinade made of stock, pickle juice, and chilies in this sweet and peppery dish. A thick yogurt marinade tempers the heat, but heat seekers can add a jolt by topping their sandwiches with fresh jalapeño segments.
Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad
Use seared tuna fillets to elevate this basic main dish salad. Otherwise, a light, unforgettable meal can be prepared with good quality tinned tuna, delicious olives, and a simple homemade sauce.