Quick and Easy Brunch Menu for Eight

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Let’s do brunch together! I have the perfect brunch menu for you. It’s easy and quick to put together and features brunch favorites like smoked salmon and egg casserole with just a little Cuban twist. 

While I love a great restaurant brunch, it’s so much nicer when you have brunch at home. To begin with, there is no waiting, no noisy, crowded spaces, and you can really take your time. And with my easy brunch menu, you can put together an impressive spread in under an hour. Because almost all the prep work is done the day before. 

Brunch Menu Ideas With A Cuban Twist 

You’re probably wondering if Cubans even do brunch. Of course, we do. We run on Cuban time, especially on the weekends. So by the time we get up and get ready for breakfast, it’s already brunch time!! 

So here’s my quick and easy brunch menu that’s perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any lazy Sunday. 

  • Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast 
  • Spanish Chorizo Egg Omelet 
  • Chery Tomato Salad
  • Guava Bars 
  • Mango Mimosa 
  • Café con Leche 

Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast 

smoked salmon avocado toast

Certainly, avocado toast has become really popular, but it’s always been a Cuban thing. It’s served on Cuban bread with olive oil and garlic. My version includes smoked salmon… a brunch classic, and one of my favorite breakfasts. 

This salmon avocado toast is easy to make and looks so impressive on your brunch table. Crostini is piled high with avocado slices and smoked salmon and dressed in a lemon, caper, and cilantro gremolata. The dish comes together quickly, and it’s so, so tasty. 

Here’s my Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast recipe. 

Chorizo Egg Casserole 

chorizo egg casserole

I love this chorizo egg casserole because it tastes just like a Spanish omelet without all the work. You prepare the egg casserole the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. Basically, this recipe is a Cuban version of a traditional Sausage egg and hashbrown casserole. Instead of breakfast sausage, I used chorizo and a few Latin ingredients like Manchego cheese, and smoked paprika. Cubans especially love chorizo and use it on many dishes, including omelets, pastries, soups, and stews. 

Here’s my Chorizo Egg Casserole recipe. 

Guava Bars 

guava bars

Guava bars are made with layers of buttery dough and guava paste affiliate link. This popular Cuban pastry is delicious for breakfast or as a dessert with coffee. Cubans love guava paste and use it pastelitos and often eat it on Cuban crackers paired with cream cheese. Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy to make and can be baked the day before, so you have even less to do on brunch day. 

Here’s my Cuban Guava Bars recipe.

Cherry Tomato Salad  

chery tomato bruschetta

This quick little side dish will add more veggies to your spread. You can serve it as a side salad with the egg casserole, or you can spoon it on top of French bread and serve it as bruschetta alongside the avocado toast. I don’t use a recipe for this. I just mix the ingredients to taste. Here’s your starting point: 

  • 2 pints of cherry tomatoes (preferably mixed medley) 
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoon slivered basil leaves 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

First cut the tomatoes in halves or quarters, then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. I like to chiffonade the basil, which is easy to do. To do this, just stack the leaves and then roll them together as you would a cigarette. Then cut crosswise to make ribbons. Here’s a quick video on how to do it.

Mango Mimosa 

Of course, no brunch menu would be complete without bottomless mimosas! Instead of using orange juice, mix in a bit of mango nectar. I like my mimosas weak, so I tend to use half champagne and half nectar. But you can adjust to whatever strength you want. If I make mine too strong, I turn into tipsy mom and then have to take a nap for the rest of the afternoon! 

Cuban Coffee 

cuban coffee

Finish off your meal with a bit of Cafecito! Cuban coffee can be served as an espresso or mixed with milk to make a cortadito (half espresso and half milk) or a café con Leche (Cuban latte). Here’s my recipe on how to make Cuban coffee

There you have it, a quick and easy brunch menu inspired by my favorite Cuban flavors. So now you can sleep in and still get brunch on the table in no time.

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