This May, we’re honoring Mom and spring at the same time with an elegant brunch menu that’s low on stress but bursting with the season’s best ingredients.
Crispy Potatoes and Soft Cooked Eggs with Herb Dressing
Baking petite new potatoes in a crust of kosher salt leaves them creamy inside and perfectly seasoned. Serve them with sunny eggs and a simple sauce of fresh herbs for an elevated riff on a classic breakfast pairing.
Get the recipe: Crispy Potatoes and Soft Cooked Eggs with Herb Dressing
Roasted Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts
If the task of cleaning and trimming fresh artichokes turns you off, you’ll be happy to know that jarred artichoke hearts are a great substitute here. Roasting in a hot oven alongside bright asparagus stalks renders the combo sweet, crunchy around the edges, and utterly irresistible.
Get the recipe: Roasted Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts
Spinach and Pancetta Tartines
Smoky pancetta and tender spring spinach are tucked under a warm blanket of melted cheese in these easy, open-faced sandwiches. Pair them with a salad and eggs for a festive brunch or eat them alone for a quick, satisfying weekday lunch.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Pancetta Tartines
Bourbon Mint Iced Tea
A combination of mint and black teas adds zing to this classic sweet tea. Serve it in a pitcher spiked with bourbon for a cocktail kick or plain—it’s perfectly refreshing either way—and finish it off with a few sprigs of fresh mint.
Get the recipe: Bourbon Mint Iced Tea
Strawberry Meringue Fool
This simple British treat, sometimes called “Eton Mess,” is a wonderful way to show off the first sweet ripe berries of the season. Strawberries are traditionally the star here, but if you want to experiment a bit, you can try pairing them with stewed rhubarb or a mix of raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Meringue Fool