Lunch Recipe Ideas

From easy cold lunches for work to lunch ideas to meal prep for the week, add these easy to pack sandwiches, salads, and other meals for a delicious lunch.
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Skip the leafy greens tonight with this incredibly simple Smashed Cucumber Salad with Butter Beans and Tarragon. Bruising the cukes helps them absorb the zingy dressing. Get the recipe at Food and Wine.
Smashed Cucumber Salad with Butter Beans and Tarragon Recipe
Skip the leafy greens tonight with this incredibly simple Smashed Cucumber Salad with Butter Beans and Tarragon. Bruising the cukes helps them absorb the zingy dressing. Get the recipe at Food and Wine.
three sandwiches with meat, cheese and spinach leaves on the top one is filled with tomato sauce
Sesame Bagels with Soppressata and Burrata Recipe
Food & Wine’s Sesame Bagel Sandwiches with Burrata, Soppressata and Calabrian Chiles recipe is the perfect picnic dish or easy packed lunch #lunchideas#lunchrecipes#lunchideasforwork
a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and other vegetables on a wooden cutting board
How to Make Feta-Brined Chicken Sandwiches
Feta-Brined Chicken Sandwiches. He uses feta cheese two ways—the brine is used to marinate the chicken before grilling, and the cheese is whipped into a spread for the sandwiches.
two slices of bread with radishes and cucumbers on them, sitting on a plate
Turn Your Radishes (and Radish Greens!) Into These Springy Tartines Recipe
Radish Tartines with Green Butter, which are topped with very thinly sliced radishes and turnips, and also feature a butter topping made with radish and turnip greens.
a plate topped with sandwiches and chips next to a bowl of guacamole
15 Packable Picnic Sandwich Ideas
Choose a recipe that excites you for eating outdoors and elevates the picnic spread. Pack these classic and inventice sandwiches for a picnic with cold cuts, vegetables, or leftovers, from the Club, Cubano, and Reuben, to a grilled cheese with corn.
a sandwich with meat and vegetables on a plate
Crispy Pork Belly Sandwiches with Meyer Lemon Relish Recipe
Wet brining and then dry brining the pork belly makes for tender, flavorful meat, which pairs perfectly with the Meyer lemon relish. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
4h 0m
a white bowl filled with rice and spinach on top of a blue tablecloth
Grain Bowl
Build an easy grain bowl by layering grains, sauces, crunchy vegetables, and pantry extras for a delicious easy healthy dinner
the best egg salad recipe is made with eggs, cheese and bread on toasted bread
Egg Salad Recipes
From luxe egg salad sandwiches with capers to egg salad crostini and a steak sandwich, these are our favorite egg salad recipes.
a salad with chicken, cucumbers, radishes and feta cheese
Grilled Chicken Salad With Herby Tahini Dressing
This chicken salad recipe features juicy grilled chicken breasts, an herby and creamy za’atar tahini dressing, Little Gem lettuce, and sweet snap peas.
1h 20m
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Club Sandwich Recipe
This triple-decker sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato is a classic for a good reason. Whip up this easy classic sandwich for a quick lunch for work.
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Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
These easy eggplant parm sandwiches take advantage of oven-frying and broiling for a cheesy, crispy sandwich.
1h 45m
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20 Make-Ahead Picnic Salads for Outdoor Dining
These make-ahead salads include potato salad with corn and basil, quinoa salad with pickled veggies, tuna-tomato pasta salad, and lots more choices to make your picnic or cookout a delicious one.
a sandwich with lettuce, onions and other toppings on a black plate
Chicken Caesar Wrap Recipe
For this easy chicken Caesar wrap recipe, fluffy pita rounds are packed with crunchy romaine lettuce and croutons, crispy Parmesan chards, and a tangy Caesar dressing that’s punched up with anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Make this delicious wrap for lunch this week
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toasted bread with scrambled eggs on it and two serving spoons next to each other
Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
Jason Diamond's desire for the famous Japanese 7-Eleven egg salad sandwich inspired him to recreate it at home. The secret to the recipe turned out to be simple: the right brand of mayonnaise and a pinch of sugar. #lunchideas#lunchrecipes#lunchideasforwork #sandwiches
1h 20m
a sandwich with meat, coleslaw and lettuce on a blue plate
Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Tender glazed roasted pork and a tangy cabbage slaw come together in this delicious sandwich.