Vegan Mother's Day Lunch Ideas

Whether you are a vegan, veggie, just inspired, or even an avid meat-eater, there are some seriously scrummy plant-based meals you can make to show your Mum just how much she means to you. Nothing says 'I love you' quite like a home-cooked meal!

We all know we should cut our meat consumption for the health of the planet and our body but no-one wants to give up delicious food, that is why you don't have to! We compiled a list of our favourite recipes for a special (and tasty!) vegan lunch, with links to all of them. Your Mother's Day treat just got a little easier! Even if you're not a good cook, there is something for everyone on our list. 

The Light Lunch: Vegan banh mi

Vegan banh mi

Credit: BBC Goodfood

Prep: 15 Minutes

Cook: 5 Minutes


  • Leftover raw veggies , (such as red cabbage and carrots), shredded
  • Good-quality vegan white wine vinegar
  •  Golden caster sugar
  • 1 long French baguette
  • Hummus
  • Cooked tempeh , very finely sliced
  • Coriander, leaves picked, to serve
  • Mint, leaves picked, to serve
  • Hot sauce , to serve (we used sriracha)


This tasty sandwich is the perfect quick lunch for a jam-packed day treating your mum! Filling but not heavy, it's the perfect dish to tide you over until dinner but keep you full an energised for the days activities!

This lunch uses any leftover veggies you might have and so is an excellent way of preventing waste! 

You can use store bought hummus for ease, or if you're feeling a little extravagant you can make your own, recipe here

This sandwhich is a seriously yummy and a great healthy option for everyone click here for the full recipe!


The Easy Lunch: Creamy Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

 Creamy tomato soup

Credit: Cafedelites

Prep: 10 Minutes

Cook: 50 Minutes


  • Roma tomatoes 
  • Grape (or Cherry) tomatoes
  • Whole cloves garlic 
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Yellow onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Potato 
  • Tomato paste
  • Vegetable broth
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Option to add vegan cream 
  • Serve with a bread of your choosing. 

Although not the quickest dish on our recipe ideas, we picked this soup as our easy recipe because it is so hard to go wrong when making soup. All you need to do is cut and prepare the veg and boil it in stock. Simple! 

If you aren't sure what to make for your Mum, this recipe would be our most recommended, almost everyone likes a nice hot and filling tomato soup so chances are, it will go down well! Find it here.

The Healthy Lunch: Lentil Bean Salad

Lentil bean salad

Credit: Hurry The Food Up

Prep: 7 Minutes

Cook: 18 Minutes


  • Red lentils, dried
  • Canned Kidney beans 
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spring onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Garlic cloves
  • Tomato puree
  • Whole grain bread

Looking for something seriously healthy? This protein packed bowl of nourishing goodies will give you and your mum a boost! Created by Patrick Reiser, a Swiss bodybuilder, this recipe has your health at the heart of it. Whether your mum is a champion body builder or not (unlikely), she will feel certainly feel like one!

This recipe is also a great base to unleash your culinary creativity, go wild with spices and veggies to really make it your own, we would love to see your creations! 

For a super healthy Mothers Day dish, we can definitely recommend this tasty goodness! Click here for the full recipe!


The GF Option: Cajun Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Cajun Buddha Bowl

Credit: Vegan Riche

Prep: 10 Minutes

Cook: 35 Minutes


Roasted Veggies:

  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet potato 
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell pepper
  • Other chopped veggies like squash, broccoli, carrots, or root vegetables
  • Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Cajun spice blend (homemade) 
  • Salt 

Garlic sauce:

  • Cashews
  •  Water
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder or 6 cloves of roasted garlic
  • Sage, thyme, oregano
  • Ground mustard
  • Onion powder
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast optional, or use miso instead

For a delicious gluten free and healthy twist on a classic Buddha Bowl look no further than this fiery Cajun Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Creamy Garlic Dressing, it is seriously moreish. I'll take two bowls please!

Packed with roasted veggies like mushrooms, cauliflower, sweet potato and peppers, your mum will feel perfectly pampered when you give this too her!

For the recipe for this spicy goodness click here.

There are also many other GF and Vegan Buddha Bowls here if spice doesn't appeal to you!


The Cheeky Lunch: The Best "Beefy" Vegan Burger

Vegan burgers

Credit: Myrecipes

Prep: 15 Minutes

Cook: 60 Minutes



Almost everyone loves an indulgent burger, vegans included! That is why you absolutely can't go wrong with these mouth-watering burgers! By far the best vegan burgers we have tried. For a tasty treat for your mum, a homemade burger wouldn't go a miss! Click here for the full recipe!


And if you're in the mood for a cheeky dessert (let's be honest we all are after seeing these meals!) then check out our blog on Our Favourite Tasty Vegan Treats here!


What recipe will you be trying this Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments below!


By: Katrina Scales

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