Make a beautiful meal for a beautiful woman—your mother. Our easy Mother's Day lunch ideas are the perfect way to celebrate mom. She'll feel extra special with a menu made just for her.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated March 11, 2020

Put together a simple Mother's Day menu she's sure to love. We're sharing our best Mother's Day lunch ideas, including delicious recipes for her favorite classic brunch dishes. Whether you're throwing a tea party just for her or having a lunch for two, these simple, flavorful recipes are our favorite way to celebrate mom. We're sharing delicious lunch recipes for Mother's Day including flavorful lettuce salads, hearty sandwiches, and delicious vegetable pasta bowls. Round out your lunch on Mother's Day with a truly festive Mother's Day dessert and don't forget to add a DIY gift for her or heartfelt homemade card.

Ham-and-Cheese Slab Pie

Perfect for Mother's Day brunch or lunch for a crowd, this stunning slab pie only looks complicated! Make it ahead and fill it with Mom's favorites like ham, cheese, and mustard. Slice and serve at room temperature.

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Nicoise-Style Lox Salad

Rework mom's favorite breakfast into an inventive lunch. This take on eggs and lox is a fresh main-dish salad that features a spread of favorites like potatoes, lettuce, and olives. This dish would easily work for Mother's Day dinner.

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Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw

Spice up your Mother's Day lunch! Treat mom to a taco spread that's worthy of a special occasion. Serve up our zesty shrimp tacos with a fresh Mexican fruit salad and sweet pineapple margaritas. Cheers to mom!

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Roasted Tomato & Artichoke Pasta

Planning a vegan Mother's Day lunch doesn't have to be stressful! This spring pasta recipe is filled with Mediterranean flavors like kalamata olives, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. Does mom like spice? Top each bowl with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper.

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Grilled Cherry Flatbread

Looking for a Mother's Day brunch recipe that's quick to make and even quicker to clean up? Make pizza or flatbread on the grill! Simply prep a few ingredients and toss it over the coals. These sweet-meet-savory flatbreads get big flavor from a base of smoked Gouda cheese.

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Portobello-Spinach Eggs Benedict

Can't decide if you want to make a Mother's Day lunch recipe or a breakfast recipe? Try a classic brunch dish. Eggs Benedict seems complicated to make but is actually quite simple once you've mastered a few techniques. We'll show you how to make it.

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Battered Asparagus & Ham Hoagies

It wouldn't be lunch without sandwiches! Whip up a sandwich as special as mom. These ham hoagies are topped with fresh spring asparagus and smeared with homemade lemon aioli. Complete your lunch spread with sweet potato fries and a creamy strawberry shortcake.

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