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Ladies Luncheon Recipes You’ll Love

Looking for some fresh recipe ideas for a ladies luncheon? Whether you are hosting book club or enjoying lunch with your besties, wait until you try these easy salad bar menu recipes for a luncheon.

There is nothing like a day with your besties, am I right?

There’s something undeniably special about getting together with your favorite ladies for a leisurely lunch. It’s a chance to catch up, share stories, and enjoy delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Whether you’re planning a ladies’ luncheon for a special occasion or just want an excuse to get together, there are plenty of recipe ideas that will make your gathering extra special.

From fresh salads and sandwiches to indulgent desserts and refreshing drinks, the options are endless.

So why not gather your girlfriends, break out the good china, and prepare to enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, good food, and great company?

Wait until you see these ladies luncheon recipes I know you will love!

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Spring Fling Salad Bar with the Ladies

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What is a Ladies Luncheon and How Do You Host One?

A ladies luncheon is a social gathering where women come together to enjoy a meal and have a good time. It is typically a daytime event that is hosted by a woman in her home or a group of women at a restaurant.

Ladies luncheons are often organized around a particular theme, such as a holiday or a charity event, and may include activities like games, speakers, or a silent auction.

But they can also just be totally casual and centered around food with your besties!

Ladies luncheons are a great opportunity for women to socialize, network, and build relationships with other women in their community or industry.

And they are also a fun way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy good food and friends.

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What Do You Serve at a Ladies Luncheon?

The menu for a ladies luncheon depends on the host’s preferences, budget, and occasion. Here are some ideas for a typical ladies’ luncheon menu.


Main Course

  • Salad with grilled chicken or shrimp
  • Sandwiches or wraps (such as chicken salad, tuna salad, or veggie wrap)
  • Quiche with a side salad
  • Pasta salad with chicken or vegetables
  • Soup
  • Salads


  • Fruit salad or fruit skewers
  • Mini cakes or cupcakes
  • Cheesecake
  • Dump Cake
  • Macarons
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries


When planning your menu, ask your guests in advance if they have any dietary restrictions or preferences so that you can accommodate them.

And consider offering a variety of options to accommodate different dietary preferences, such as vegetarian, keto-friendly, gluten-free, or dairy-free.

If you’re not sure what to serve, consider foods that will complement the season and ambiance of the occasion.

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Easy Ladies Luncheon Recipes You Should Try

When it comes to hosting a ladies’ luncheon, the menu is a crucial aspect to consider. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering of friends or a larger event, the right menu can set the tone for the occasion and make your guests feel welcomed and appreciated.

From light salads and sandwiches to more substantial main courses and desserts, there are countless options to choose from when planning your ladies’ luncheon menu.

For today’s menu, the girls and I are hosting an amazing salad bar with some delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family.

Simple Lemonade Iced Tea

My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared this light refreshing beverage that pairs perfectly with a salad bar menu.

It’s easy to make and looks so good doesn’t it?

This would make a great summer sip on the porch.

lemonade iced tea by midwest life and style

Grilled Chicken and Blueberry Salad with Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette

My good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms shared this super light and tasty grilled chicken and blueberry salad with a sweet lemon vinaigrette that sounds AMAZING.

I’m sure the tartness of the lemon vinaigrette paired with the sweetness of fresh blueberries is quite a flavor combination.

This sounds like a must-try when the blueberries are in season. Which is coming up soon!

I’ve got both blueberries and some arugula growing in the potager garden now, so this recipe is high on my list of new dishes to make.

grilled chicken and blueberry salad with lemon vinaigrette by simply 2 moms

Cobb Salad with Chicken Stacked Salad

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse made this super fun cobb salad with chicken that is stacked.

Doesn’t that look like a fun dish to make and serve?

I love a good cobb salad and it’s the perfect recipe for a warm summer day.

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The Best Recipe for Caprese Salad

For my contribution to our ladies luncheon, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Caprese Salad. I eat this one all summer long when we have tomatoes growing in the garden.

It’s super easy to make and works well as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course for any gathering.

One of the things I love most about caprese salad is you can make it several ways. I prefer to make it with thin slices and spiral it.

But I know others that like to prepare the ciliegine mozzarella balls with cherry tomatoes too.Sometimes I’ll add chicken to make a chicken caprese salad. And other times, I like to serve it on bread as caprese appetizer bites.

My favorite though, is this beautiful, classic dish that is easy to prepare, looks beautiful, and perfect for any gathering.

close up of the best recipe for caprese salad

Edible Fruit Arrangement

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill is joining us this month for our spring fling salad bar.

And wow did she knock this one out of the park!

I love a beautiful fruit arrangement like this – you can’t go wrong serving it at any kind of gathering.

diy edible fruit arrangement by cottage on bunker hill

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie with Lemon Curd

My good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs shared her totally delicious old fashioned buttermilk pie with lemon curd.

I’ve never had this before, so I’m really looking forward to trying it.

Doesn’t it look so good!

old fashioned buttermilk pie with lemon curd by vintage home designs

More Ladies Luncheon Ideas

Do you meet up with your besties for lunch too? What are some recipe ideas that you enjoy making or bringing to a luncheon? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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  1. Stacy, I shouldn’t have read this on an empty stomach! All the recipes look delicious and great ideas for lunch with friends. I need to try that buttermilk pie with lemon curd as I’ve never made one before. Great, delicious stuff today!