Holidays

Mother’s Day Brunch, Made Easy

Show how much you care with an elegant, spring-themed spread.

Mother's Day Brunch Made Easy
Photo by Amy Neunsinger

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a special Sunday brunch? Easy elegance is the order of the day on this menu that features fresh spring flavors and colors. Serve courses individually to give Mom that pampered feeling, or set up a buffet-style spread if you’ve got family coming over. Dress up the table with flowers and a colorful pitcher of juice-sweetened iced tea so everyone (even kids) can toast to health, happiness, and family.

The Recipes

Asparagus-Ricotta Phyllo Tart

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The phyllo crust on this quiche is a lot lower in fat and calories than a regular piecrust. Choose thick asparagus spears, since thin ones tend to soften too much during baking.

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Burst-Of-Spring Spinach Salad

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This crunchy salad looks and tastes special, though it’s no harder to put together than a garden-variety tossed salad. If you can’t find pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds), substitute pine nuts or sunflower seeds.

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Greek Lentil Salad 

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Try this salad as a take-along lunch or a light dinner. Unlike most dried beans, lentils don’t need to be soaked before cooking, but they still offer all the same protein and fiber benefits.

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Almond Bundt Cake with Fresh Strawberries

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Ground almonds and buttermilk keep this cake moist and tender for days—it’s actually better made a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to develop.

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