A Luxuriously Light Lunch for Mom with Wine

Let Mom know she’s loved and appreciated with a luxurious lunch made by her adoring children! Explore these ‘little luxuries’ for lunch to get your Mother’s Day plans rolling. We’ve also included a few new wine pairings.

Rather dine out? Check out our list of suggestions for dining out on Mother’s Day here. And don’t forget my tips for drinking wine on a diet right here.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Chilled Mango Salad

We’re loving this light lunch from Le Colonial in Houston, featuring fresh grilled Gulf shrimp and a refreshing mango salad with minty sweet dressing. This recipe is also light on prep, so you can spend more time with Mom! Get the full recipe here.

Pair this pretty French-inspired lunch with a pretty glass of Chatelain Desjacques Cabernet Franc Rosé — an amazing buy at H-E-B for just $10 a bottle. More Rosé wine finds here.

King Oyster Scallops with Shaved Asparagus and Corona Butter

For the mom who put up with picky eaters, pick these King Oyster Scallops with Shaved Asparagus and Corona Butter for your Mother’s Day celebrations. It’s a brand new recipe from Austin Chefs Chad and Derek Sarno from their new cookbook, The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals.* This cookbook would make a great gift for the mom who loves working in her garden and crafting delicious plant-forward meals! Pre-order it here.

We love this lunch with a pour of Underwood Pinot Gris, a fabulous find for just $13 at H-E-B. Details from my ‘Wine Guy’ Ralph at the H-E-B at 1604 and Blanco in San Antonio here.

Ginger Miso Wedge Salad

This Ginger Miso Wedge Salad salad from Ambrosia in Houston looks complicated, but we promise it’s as easy as making a Mimosa. You’

Lemon Scampi with Gulf Shrimp and Roasted Broccoli

Image Credit: Mary Helen Leonard of Mary Makes Good

Our friend, Austin-based ‘Handmade Mama’ Mary Helen Leonard at Mary Makes Good, shares the recipe to her favorite indulgent meal, this luxurious Lemon Scampi with Gulf Shrimp and Roasted Broccoli. Leonard’s new cookbook The Handmade Mama would make a great gift for the Mama who likes to be pampered!

We love this recipe with FitVine’s zesty and crisp Sauvignon Blanc, an amazing wine that’s just 90 calories for a 5-ounce pour and contains less than a gram of sugar. You can find it at H-E-B for under $15. More details on this amazing wine, plus a few tips for drinking on a diet here.

*Excerpted from the book THE WICKED HEALTHY COOKBOOK by Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, and David Joachim. Copyright © 2018 by Chad Sarno and Derek Sarno. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved. 

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