Mother’s Day snuck up on me this year! I’ve rounded up my favorite spring-y recipes for the last-minute people like me. Let’s celebrate our loving mamas with home-cooked meals all weekend long.
If you’re looking for a way to connect virtually this weekend, I have an idea for you. Maybe you could schedule a virtual baking session together? My muffin recipes, for example, are simple enough to make while you’re chatting. They’re all stirred together by hand, so you won’t be interrupted by any loud mixers. I’d make the blueberry muffins! (If you’re out of regular flour, homemade oat flour is a viable alternative.)
Below, you’ll find fresh, vegetarian recipes organized by category—from savory and sweet brunch options, to salads and sides, main dishes and desserts. For even more options, you could peruse my spring brunch roundup. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Looking for a simple, foolproof brunch combo? Make a frittata and breakfast potatoes, and serve with mimosas.
- Avocado Pesto Toast
- Broccoli, Cheddar & Spinach Frittata
- How to Make Frittatas (Stovetop or Baked)
- Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Blueberry Muffins
- Gluten-Free Banana Oat Waffles
- Gluten Free Oat Waffles
- Lemon Raspberry Muffins
- Mimosas (plus fun variations)
Salads & Sides
Good news: Any of these recipes would pair beautifully with the main dishes listed below. Take your pick!
- Italian Chopped Salad
- Parmesan Roasted Broccoli with Balsamic Drizzle
- Perfect Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted & Raw Carrot Salad with Avocado
- Sun-Dried Tomato Caesar Salad
- Vibrant Orange & Arugula Salad
Here are my favorite spring-y entrées. They’re all delicious and full of redeeming vegetables.
- Balsamic Spinach Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Bell Pepper
- Best Vegetable Lasagna
- Broccolini Almond Pizza
- Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas & Herbed Crème Fraîche
- Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
- Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta
Here are some fruity treats for Mom! The first three would go great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Blueberry Almond Crisp
- Citrus Olive Oil Cake
- Gluten-Free Almond Cake with Berries on Top
- No-Bake Greek Yogurt Tart
More resources you might appreciate: 50+ Spring Brunch Recipes, my monthly “what to cook” series, and essential kitchen tools and equipment.
Great post, Kate!
Thanks for the Mother’s Day gift ideas.
I enjoy reading your blog. I am Nigerian, and I cook mostly Nigerian food, but I love the simplicity of the recipes that you create here on your site.
I will check out some the gifts above.
This was really helpful! Can’t wait to bake the almond cake for mother’s day!
How did it go, Suzan? What did you think?
Absolutely delicious! I ended up not adding rhubarb and just went with strawberries but it turned out just as good.
In fact, great post Kate!
Thank you for the gift ideas of Mother’s Day.
I enjoy reading your post. I like the simplicity of the recipes that you make here on your site.
Thank you, Jon!
Patricia L Ballard
I love your recipes, but the word is sneaked. Snuck is just wrong!
Hi Kate! Long time lurker, first time commenter. I love your recipes – your crispy baked tofu, extra veggie fried rice, peanut dip, and healthy carrot muffins are all staples in my house.
I have a (mother’s day, but really every day) request – I love onion rings, and would love a recipe for a healthy version. The recipes I’ve tried have been disappointing. Would you consider posting one?
And even if onion rings leave you cold – thank you so much for your great blog. I recommend it to everyone.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Emer! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes. :) I do love some good onion rings. I’ve tried some baked versions and been disappointed as well! I will add them to my list and hope I can come up with a recipe worth sharing.
Absolutely love your recipes Kate! They have changed my life – cooking your plant based recipes are such a delight, full of colour, texture and flavour. I never thought eating vegetarian could be such a delight! thank you so much :) Jane
Surprised my mom with your homemade blueberry muffins this morning (she went out for a walk at 7am and I woke up just after her to prepare them). They’re one of her favourites :)
Great post Kate. I love your recipes. I can’t wait to try the Roasted & Raw Carrot Salad with Avocado this weekend.