From decorating Christmas trees, lighting Hanukah candles, giving and receiving gifts, and spending quality time with family, friends, and loved-ones, the holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year. However, we are here to argue that the next best thing about the holiday season is the endless snacking and eating. From potlucks to appetizers, cookie exchanges and joyful meals, food is everywhere. As jolly and merry as the season is, the holidays are also busy a busy time for everyone. Often times, brunch gets the short end of the stick, and it becomes a last ditch effort that includes whipping up whatever you can find in the fridge. Since we all could use a little ease, especially in 2020, we put together our favorite simple and unconventional brunch recipes, so this year, you can plan ahead and level up your brunch game. Although the holidays are about traditions, since virtually everything about this year has been nontraditional, we thought it is the perfect time to introduce new traditions to the holiday season. Whether you are celebrating with friends or family or enjoying a low-key, no-fuss holiday season, these brunch recipes will help you stay organized while welcoming in holiday cheer. Plus, now you will have extra time to open presents, watch Christmas movies, hang out, relax, and of course, eat!
Liquid brunch is equally, if not more, important as the food served at brunch. And let's face it, what is brunch without plenty of Bloody Marys?
DIY Bloody Mary Bar
Making a restaurant-worthy Bloody Mary bar seems like a daunting task, which is why we threw together a step-by-step guide to build one at home.
The Traditional Bloody Mary
Cucumber infused water, a byproduct of our pickling process, is the star ingredient in The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix. Paired with generous amounts of horseradish, dill, garlic, and habaneros, our Bloody Mary Mix is ready to drink without any doctoring needed.
Sometimes you want to start your day off with tequila. We do too.
The gin lover's Bloody Mary.
Michelada (Red Beer)
The socially acceptable way to drink a beer for breakfast is to turn it into a Bloody Mary. The addition of lime juice adds a bright, sour kick, and the Worcestershire Sauce brings in a welcomed umami flavor bomb.
Bloody Mary Martini
The perfect hybrid of two staples: the martini and the Bloody Mary. Also known as the breakfast martini.
Bloody Drop Martini
Show off your bar skills by freezing The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix in to ice cubes for this creative and tasty cocktail. Pro tip: these Bloody Mary ice cubes are an amazing touch to any Bloody Mary.
The perfect floral and subtly spicy spirit to add to Bloody Marys, cocktails, or sip on the rocks.
Pancakes, waffles, omelettes, sausage, and bacon usually are the stars at breakfast. However, the real heroes at a delightful brunch are the sides. Serve up these out-of-the-box recipes with classic breakfast entrees.
Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Roasted Veggies
An easy way to sneak in seasonal vegetables at brunch and use up the fresh produce you are neglecting in your fridge. The Bloody Mary Rimming Spice gives a welcomed bold, citrusy, and slightly-salty kick to the dish. Plus, you can serve the leftovers for dinner.
Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Brussels Sprouts
These addicting, crispy Brussels sprouts are the perfect unconventional brunch side dish for your holiday gatherings and the easiest way to get your kids to eat their green vegetables.
Jalapeño Honey Deviled Eggs
Do not get it twisted, scrambled eggs, omelettes, and eggs Benedict are essential to brunch. However, you can't make any of them ahead of time. Deviled eggs are the make-ahead brunch savior you always needed. Jalapeño Honey Deviled Eggs have the perfect balance of sweet and heat, plus they repurpose the other ingredients in your pickle jar, aside from the pickle spears.
Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Bloody Mary Mix is not only made for drinking in Bloody Marys and cocktails. This recipe features all of the bold flavors found in our Bloody Mary Mix, and unlike Bloody Marys, it can be enjoyed by all ages!
Crunchy Green Chile Sheet Pan Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese belongs at every meal no matter the occasion, and brunch is the perfect excuse to make it. This subtly spicy, extra crispy update to a classic mac & cheese recipe features The Real Dill's Green Chile Hot Sauce and roasted chiles. Cheesy, creamy, crunchy with the right amount of zing.
Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Potato Wedges
Similar to eggs, brunch is never complete without potatoes. This recipe is a healthier hybrid between french fries and home fries. The results are crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.
Crispy Salt and Vingar Potatoes
Salt and vinegar chips meet crispy potatoes. But instead of vinegar, this recipe uses your favorite pickle brine.
Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Sautéed Shrimp
Easy pan fried shrimp featuring bright flavors found in The Real Dill Bloody Mary Rimming Spice. Doubles as a great Bloody Mary garnish.
Because if we are being honest, Christmas morning brunch leads into an all-day snack-fest.
Creamy Healthy Pickle Dip
This creamy pickle dip is loaded with herbs, spices, and of course, chopped pickles. Greek yogurt and reduced fat cream cheese provide a healthy twist to this unique dip. Perfect for the pickle lovers at your table. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, crostini, and crudités.
Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Party Nuts
The salty, crunchy star that will carry your guests from brunch to dinner. The recipe is super simple, and you can also make it several days ahead if you are pressed for time on Christmas Day.
Parmesan Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Pretzels
Parmesan Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Pretzels couldn't be easier to make or more addicting. You can mix in these pretzels with Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Party Nuts for the ultimate delicious holiday party mix.
The perfect accessories for the brunch table to accompany hot sauces, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Use these recipes to dip in, dress up, and douse your dishes.
Creamy Green Chile Hot Sauce Aioli
Our favorite sauce to dip vegetables into, and the ideal accompaniment for Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Roasted Veggies, Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Brussels Sprouts, and potatoes. If you want to earn extra gold stars, substitute this recipe in place of the mayo in your deviled eggs.
Dilly Dipping Sauce
Sour cream makes everything better, and yes, you can fight us on this notion. Herby, tangy, slightly spicy, and obviously, creamy, this recipe makes sour cream shine even more than it does on its own, and that says a lot. Dollop this sauce on latkes for Hanukah; the ying to apple sauce's yang. Add on top of a plate of scrambled eggs, hearty omelettes, and crispy potatoes. Not to mention, this sauce is a ten out of ten on Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Potato Wedges.
Bloody Good Dipping Sauce
This sauce truly lives up to its name. It's just that bloody good. Featuring Bloody Mary Mix and Habanero Horseradish Dills, this recipe is bold, tangy, and slightly spicy. Think a jazzed up thousand island dressing meets cocktail sauce. Serve with roasted vegetables, crab legs and seafood, or Bloody Mary Rimming Spice Sautéed Shrimp.