Food + Drink Holiday in LA Lifestyle

No Cook Brunch Ideas & Recipes For The Holidays

If you’re looking for an easy yet impressive, “how did she pull that off so effortlessly”, holiday brunch, we’ve got you covered. This no-cook spread will allow you to sleep in, spend more time with your loved ones, and enjoy a mimosa or two without the stress of cooking. The menu is simple yet delicious , but the decor is what will really make things stand out. So take our tips below and host your intimate gathering with easy food and delightful conversation.

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Sandwich Board

This festive display is bursting with holiday colors and fresh ingredients which your guests will appreciate after a heavy holiday dinner the night before. You can throw this together in less than 5 minutes- no cooking required. Find artisan items to make a simple, filling, tasty sandwiches. Arrange everything on a large platter or cutting board and allow guests to make their own stacked english muffin. We love english muffins because they provide a unique twist to the traditional sandwich. These items are also perfect to make a salad, or avocado toast if your guest prefer.

What You’ll Need:

  • English muffins- These extra thick english muffins are the best!
  • Fresh burrata cheese
  • Heirloom tomatoes in multiple colors
  • Fresh spinach or arugula
  • Thinly sliced deli turkey or ham
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Avocado
  • Coarsely ground salt and pepper- We love this Bitterman Salt and Pepper
  • Balsamic Drizzle
  • Seeded raspberry jam
  • Flakey salted butter- our favorite is Les Pres Sales

Fancy Yogurt Parfaits

We’re obsessed with the pretty little glass jars that Oui Yogurts come in.  Small berries or pomegranate seeds are great to use for parfaits because they don’t require any prep or cutting. Be sure to get lots of fresh berries and different flavors of yogurt too. All you have to do is have everyone choose their Oui and have them build their ultimate parfait. Be sure to save the jars after everyone has enjoyed them. Remove the labels then run them through the dishwasher because they make fantastic tea light candle holders or desert cups.

What You’ll Need:

  • Oui Yogurts in assorted flavors- They have dairy free options, too!
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Large dried coconut flakes
  • Store bought granola
  • Honey for drizzling
  • Crushed pistachio nuts

Elevated Disposable Tableware

Be sure to check out our favorite fancy party supplies at Meri Meri! Their holiday collection includes beautiful mix-and-match plates, cups, napkins, and decor that are guaranteed to fill your party guests with joy. Nothing easier than using something, then throwing it away.

The last thing on the list is to have a fabulous cocktail ( or mocktail) on hand for your guest to enjoy. We’ve got some ideas here.