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23 Salads for Mother’s Day to Make You the Favourite Child

by The Devil Wears Salad

With Only One Mother’s Day and So Many Siblings in Tow, How Will You Stand Out on This Precious Day? We’re Here to Help with These Stunning Mother’s Day Salad Recipes. Leave the Boring Roast to Your Brother and the Fruit Plate to Your Sister. You Go Get ‘Em with These Salads!

As the second Sunday in May approaches, children young and old start to think about the best way they can celebrate their mother for the glorious woman she is. It is a day we show appreciation for all the love and support bestowed upon us unconditionally. 

So, what should you get your mother on this big day? If you wanted to follow the stats in the US, you’d probably make a phone call like 122 million other people, be like 152 million others and send a greeting card and/or send some flowers. Interestingly enough did you know that one quarter of the flowers in a year is purchased on Mother’s Day? 

Around 87 million people make a booking and go out for a nice meal to commemorate this day. Whilst that does sound nice, dining out on Mother’s Day is becoming excessively expensive and now even time constrained. Telling us mothers we have to finish a meal in a certain timeframe just doesn’t bode well with us! Well, that’s just not possible this year anyway.

Besides, where’s the effort in that? Cooking however, shows your precious mother how much you love her. Family and food go hand in hand, no matter the culture. And cooking, especially if it’s not your forte, shows effort and trust me when I say, that counts for a lot. The research, the planning, grocery shopping, actual cooking and then the lunch/dinner itself.

We get that it’s daunting or for some of you, super exciting. We are here to help. A great meal always needs a great side kick. If you have siblings, may we suggest that you be the one to take charge of the salad or two? We have some great Mother’s Day salad recipe suggestions and we just want to elevate your status in your mother’s eyes. Here is a fabulous collection:

Bresaola, Charred Fennel and Orange Salad with Burrata


The combination of salty bresaola, anise-like fennel and orange citrus sweetness, makes this salad a crowd pleaser.

This fennel and orange salad with the stunning look of the burrata will definitely get the oohs and ahhs from your mother!

Salad of Dutch Carrots, Hummus and Soft-Boiled Eggs


Enjoy the creaminess of this Dutch carrot salad without the use of any dairy. 

The combination of the hummus and the oozing soft-boiled eggs provide for a velvety alternative. Add in the crunch of the pistachios and you have a delectable side salad.


Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad


Sweet roasted spiced pumpkin with red onion salad is moreish and deliciously comforting. 

Jammed packed with flavourful texture, this is a great pumpkin salad served as a vegetarian main dish or tasty partner to a roast dinner.

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad


Sweet juicy watermelon and zesty ruby grapefruit is paired with warm olive oil toasted sourdough

This is our twist on the classic Panzanella salad, perfect for the next gathering.

Pomelo Ceviche Salad


Ceviche, cebishe, seviche… however, you wish to call it, we’re excited to incorporate this well-known South American dish with the glorious red pomelo. 

This ceviche salad is aesthetically gorgeous and its sharp and tart flavours appeal to all seafood lovers!

Purple Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Mustard Tahini


Hearty and wholesome. Two words not normally used to describe a salad. 

But this purple cauliflower salad is exactly that due to its creaminess, roasted undertones and nutty flavours.

Asian Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing


Perfect low carb side salad for Asian inspired meals. 

Simple yet full of flavour, caramelised eggplant with tofu and asparagus is magically tied together with a luxuriously creamy miso dressing.


Roasted Beetroot Salad with Halloumi and Pomegranate Glaze


This roasted beetroot and halloumi salad has a rich, deep colour with delicious flavours. 

The crunch of the pistachio and the sweetness of the pomegranate glaze will make this a showstopper.

Have you ever wondered how Mother’s Day became a national holiday?

The modern-day Mother’s Day as we know it was created by Anna Jarvis in the United States. She wanted to carry out her mother’s wish of being able to have a day dedicated just for mothers. She campaigned for this vehemently and on May 8th, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This is how Mother’s Day in the US became a national holiday.

Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing


Simple fresh ingredients combined together for a delicious and quick plant-based salad. 

Sweet tomatoes combined with marinated artichokes, piquant red sorrel leaves and a refreshing mint dressing make this salad perfect for Mother’s Day.

Yellow Doll Watermelon Tomato Salad with Bocconcini


Turn an everyday, humble watermelon into the star of the table. 

We will show you how to make this yellow doll watermelon and tomato salad a conversation starter!

Medley of Tomato and Burrata Salad


No ordinary tomato salad. This one is runway ready. Celebrating sweet tomatoes layered with heavenly burrata, this is a super easy tomato salad to prepare. 

Indoors or outdoors, this tomato and burrata salad is perfect for a nice lunch or dinner for Mother’s Day.

Wild Rice Salad with Puffed Quinoa and Dried Figs


Who would have thought an old-world grain and some grass could taste so magnificent? 

We show you how to introduce a puffed quinoa salad to you and your family and no better time to share than on Mother’s Day!

Asparagus, Roasted Onion and Balsamic Tomato Salad


Need a leafy salad but not sure how to make it dinner party worthy? 

We show you how to elevate those leaves with this balsamic tomato salad mixed through with sweet roasted onions and crunchy asparagus.

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Israeli Couscous and Apple


A roast pumpkin salad is nothing but goodness served on a plate. 

Envelop it with the pop of Israeli couscous, crunch of an apple and smeared with tahini dressing, it’s a match made in heaven!

Fennel and Courgette Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts


Colourful plant-based salad with crunchy raw fennel and courgette ribbons tossed together with sweet zippy citrus flavours. 

Easy to make and refreshingly light side salad for spring summer gatherings.

Did you know that Mother’s Day has been celebrated around the world for the longest time?

  • In Greek mythology, spring festivals were held in honour of Rhea, the Goddess of motherhood, fertility and generation.
  • In India, a 10-day festival is held to pay homage to the mother goddess, Durga.
  • In 250 B.C. a 3-day festival was held on the Ides of March by the ancient Roman to celebrate Cybele, a mother goddess.
  • In former Yugoslavia, children would tie up their Mothers on Mother’s Day and they only way she could break free was to pay her children with treats.
  • In England in the 17th century, Mothering Sunday took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent. This always commenced with a prayer service in honour of Virgin Mary and children afterwards would present their mothers with flowers.

Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad with Black Fish Roe


A special occasion, such as Mother’s Day, deserves a salad that will impress your her and your family. 

This beetroot cured salmon salad is spectacular, not to mention delectable! Go ahead, spoil your mother and show her who’s the best in the family!

King Oyster Mushroom Salad with Yellow Beans


A special occasion calls for a majestic salad. This king oyster mushroom salad exudes umami flavours complemented with sweet yellow beans and butter crisped sage. 

What a decadent combination! Mum will love it for sure!

Roasted Purple Brussels Sprouts Salad with Spiced Seeds


Calling all Brussels sprout lovers! Those with a sophisticated palate yearning for nutty and bitter flavours, this purple brussels sprouts salad is made for you. 

The fragrant spices and heavenly honey add depth to the recipe. 

Lobster Tail Salad with Mango Dressing


This salad is the best way to spoil your mother on Mother’s Day. Indulge in this lobster tail salad drizzled with delicious homemade mango dressing. 

This salad promises to be refreshing, simple yet sophisticated and downright delicious.

Red Fruit Salad with Dark Chocolate Biscuit Soil


Would you like to transform a simple red fruit salad into a sophisticated, delicious masterpiece?

Not only is it gorgeous, there is no cooking, is super easy and oh so stylish!

Blueberry Salad with Plum Wine Infused Dragon Fruit


Looking for a blueberry salad with a little sophistication and a touch of sweet wickedness?

We douse the stunning looking white dragon fruit with aromatic Japanese plum wine and create mouthfuls of sensational flavours.

Passionfruit and Kiwi Salad with Tangelo Granita


Fruit salads aren’t just cut up fruit in a bowl! We love adding a bit of pizzazz and we make no exception of this kiwi salad.

The sublime tangelo granita is not only easy to make at home but makes for the best summer dessert!

Berry Salad with Sumac Dusted Meringues


Want to add a touch of fun to an otherwise simple berry salad?

Pop these delectable meringue moments amidst the freshest of berries and watch everyone smash through this dessert fruit salad like they hadn’t eaten in days!

We hope you have been inspired by this selection of Mother’s Day salad recipes. We have no doubt you’ll shine like a bright star when present her with your creation! Have a wonderful day with your mother and your family on this fabulous day!

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