This year Mother’s Day is going to be a little different.

Kids aren’t going to school, many of us are staying home, and social distancing has changed all of our lives. These changes only mean that moms should be celebrated even more!

We are here to help you set up the perfect day with a few easy recipes you and the family can enjoy putting together. We recommend starting her day with a simple, thoughtful, and beautiful breakfast tray—but if she isn’t an early bird, a vibrant brunch might be more her style. Don’t worry, the following brunch recipe is painless and a great way to celebrate mom on her special day. So, let’s get started!

The Main Attraction

Nothing says brunch like a good ole’ Shakshuka. Don’t let the name scare you, this dish is easy to make and will pair well with all of mom’s favorite sides! Middle eastern in origin, Shakshuka is vibrant, flavorful and sure to bring your whole family together. Make this your centerpiece and get creative with the rest of the table!

What You Will Need*
  • Iron skillet
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Tomato sauce
  • Eggs
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Feta cheese
  • Queso fresco

*NOTE You can substitute any of the vegetables for mom’s favorites!

She’s going to love it!

The hardest thing about making Shakshuka is picking out which vegetables to use. We chose zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach, but feel free to substitute these for mom’s personal favorites!

Once your skillet is heated to a medium temperature, add in the onions and garlic. Let these cook until your onions are soft with a see-through tint.

Now you’re ready to add in your veggies! Mix in all of your greens, stir well and top them off with your favorite tomato sauce.

Stir the mixture and allow your vegetables to cook thoroughly. Once cooked, crack a few eggs onto the skillet and cover until they are cooked to your preferred consistency. We let our eggs cook for about 6-8 minutes for a runnier yolk, but leave the skillet covered longer for more firm eggs.

You’re almost done!

Now, all that’s left is decorating the table. Add a little flair with this simple how-to video on napkin folding and learn how you can slice avocados restaurant style.

Napkin Folding
Avocado Sliced

Lastly, pair your Shakshuka with a variety of side dishes like fruit, croissants, toast, or pancakes. It’s all about the wow factor, and the sky is the limit!

We hope you enjoy putting this beautiful dish together and that you and your family have a blessed day celebrating mom.