It’s Time to Celebrate Our Superhero Moms! Our Go-to Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch
Mother’s Day happens once a year, but let’s be honest these amazing women deserve to be pampered and celebrated all year long. We like to pull out all the stops for Mom - making sure the table is set just right, and your brunch is filled with delicious recipes. Today we’re sharing some of our favorites that will no doubt leave your guests wanting more.
A Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette? Yes, Please! We saw this recipe from A Head of Thyme and couldn’t resist this colorful salad with a five minute prep time! So here it is-
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups spinach, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, diced
- ½ cup cucumbers
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 and ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 and ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon
- ¼ ground black pepper
- In a medium bowl, rinse the quinoa a few times.
- In a medium saucepan, boil 2 cups of salted water. Add the quinoa and continue to boil for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender
- Drain the quinoa and let it cool
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, raisins and cooled quinoa
- In a small bowl, make your lemon vinaigrette. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour onto the salad and toss to coat.
How about pizza for breakfast? That is a fruit pizza, of course. This Breakfast Fruit Pizza will fill your table with color and have your guests questioning why they’ve never put fruit on pizza before! Here it is!
For the crust-
- 1 cup Special K strawberry cereal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup shred coconut
- ¾ cup honey OR maple syrup
For the cream cheese frosting
- 8 ounces Neufchatel Cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the fruit
- Strawberry slices
- Kiwi slices
- Banana Slices
And any other fruit you like!
- Preheat oven to 375
- Grease a 9-inch tart pan with baking spray and set aside
- Place cereal in a ziploc bag, close the bag and crush the cereal
- In a mixing bowl, combine crushed cereal, oars, coconut, and maple syrup; stir until completely blended
- Using a buttered spatula, press mixture into the tart pan
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and let completely cool (it helps to put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes)
- While you are waiting for it to cool, prepare the cream cheese frosting.
- Combine the neufchatel cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until completely blended
- Spread frosting over cooled crust
- Place in the fridge for 10 minutes
- Remove from fridge; arrange sliced fruits over frosting
- Cut, Serve, and Enjoy
Lastly, Mother’s Day brunch wouldn’t be complete without a signature cocktail and this Gin and Tonic Bar will be sure to please! Plus, it’s so simple to throw together. Here’s what you need-
- 3 bottles of gin, different varieties
- 3 bottles of tonic water
- Grapefruit and orange juice
- Lemons, limes, grapefruit, and orange sliced
- A bag of ice
- Set out all the fixings and let guests become their own bartenders! Cheers!
We would like to wish all of your mom’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day and hope you spend the day enjoying time with your family and friends.