Lunch Recipes

Simple, delicious and wholesome lunches that help you with meat-free alternatives. Step by step, you can incorporate more veggies into your diet and learn…
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this mediterranean chickpea salad is loaded with fresh vegetables and feta cheese
Easy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Greek chickpea salad is a Mediterranean-inspired recipe we adapted from Horiatiki (authentic Greek salad), chickpea salad, and Greek cucumber salad with mustard-oregano dressing. Tender chickpeas are paired with classic Greek vegetables such as crispy green bell pepper, juicy cherry tomatoes, cool cucumber, zesty red onion, flavor-packed kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese or non-dairy feta. You’ll love how the creamy dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, and oregano hugs the vegetables and the chickpeas beautifully, imparting them with flavor.
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a white bowl filled with pasta salad and topped with fettuccine, olives, tomatoes, bell peppers and parmesan cheese
20-min Spaghetti Salad
Spaghetti salad is an easy, delicious, and wholesome dish with fresh veggies, cooked spaghetti, a tangy Italian dressing, and your favorite add-ins. It’s excellent for a healthy lunch or your next picnic, potluck, and family dinner.
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Quick White Bean Salad
Our white bean salad is inspired by ingredients and flavors used by the countries touched by the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll love the combination of textures and flavors of this dish! Like our Mediterranean salad and Shirazi salad, this white bean salad is packed with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, herbs, and cucumbers.
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Easy Creamy Pasta Salad
You’ll love this recipe because it combines creamy (mayo), chewy (pasta), and crisp texture (veggies) with sweet (corn and bell pepper), zesty (lemon), and tangy flavors (pickles and onions). It’s the perfect match between luscious creaminess and healthy(ish) eating, crunchy and chewy textures, and mellow and tangy flavors.
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Quick Chickpea Pasta Salad
This pasta salad recipe is perfect for spring, summer, and early autumn. It’s versatile, tasty, and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and plant-based protein from wholesome ingredients. From a nutritional standpoint, mixing pasta (good quality Italian 100% semolina/durum wheat pasta – not white flour noodles) with chickpeas is the perfect combination to make you feel satiated and nourished. Those two ingredients provide complete high-quality protein, healthy carbs, plenty of fiber, and a modest fat content – all in the same bowl!
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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Curry
Curried chickpea salad is a simple fusion dish inspired by modern American cuisine, Indian aromas, and Middle-Eastern cooking. Different textures and flavors are combined into a delicious dish you can enjoy in a sandwich, lettuce wrap, tortilla wrap, or on a toasted slice of bread. Nutty chickpeas are mashed and mixed with crispy celery, zesty red onion, tangy pickles, sweet raisins, crunchy cashews, and fresh parsley.
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an egg salad sandwich with lettuce and radishes on a white plate
Vegan Easter Recipe: Tofu egg salad
The texture of tofu mimics that of boiled eggs perfectly. We’ll show you how to cut and crumble it to make it look and taste like a boiled egg! Since tofu has a bland, neutral taste, we toss it in a delicious, creamy dressing to make the best vegan egg salad. You can expect a rich, savory flavor from the garlic and mustard, with fresh and tangy notes from the fresh dill, chives, and vinegar.
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Easy Lentil Salad in 15 minutes
This lentil recipe is satisfying, colorful, and packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Enjoy this lentil salad recipe as a standalone meal, with pita bread, in a wrap, or as a side dish to any meal. It’s also excellent for meal prep.
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Vegetarian Broccoli Salad with Creamy Dressing
Get your greens with this mouthwatering vegetarian broccoli salad. Packed with flavor and nutrients, it's a meat-free option for a healthy meal. #veggiecravings #healthychoices #nutritiousdelights #saladlover #greenpower
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20-minute Pasta Salad (vegetarian, vegan options)
Get ready to dig into this creamy and quick pasta salad, perfect for any meal. With a variety of flavors and textures, this healthy dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds. #saladbowl #freshandhealthy #deliciouslycolorful #foodie #eattherainbow
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Vegetarian Pasta Salad Bowl with white beans
Get ready to dig into this mouthwatering pasta salad bowl topped with a flavorful dressing. Plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian lunch idea #saladbowl #healthyeats #freshingredients #tastydressing #foodie
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Quick Mashed Chickpea Salad (15 mins)
Vegan tuna or chickpea tuna is an easy, fun, and tasty recipe that uses mashed chickpeas and a few other simple ingredients to recreate the texture and flavor of tuna salad. You can expect a savory umami-packed flavor with a touch of brininess and tanginess pleasantly reminiscent of the sea without being fishy.
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the salad is loaded with sweet potatoes, lettuce, and other veggies
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Salad (mustard dressing)
Oven-roasted or air-fried sweet potato salad with ripe avocado, arugula, creamy mustard dressing, and a tiny bit of feta cheese is a delicious, colorful, and nutritious meal. Have it for lunch, a quick and healthy make-ahead dinner, or bring it to potlucks and picnics. This is one of our favorite ways of eating sweet potatoes; we are sure you’ll love it too!
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Chickpea Pasta Salad (lunch, dinner idea)
Chickpea pasta salad is one of the quickest, tastiest, and most fulfilling meals you can make when you want something healthy and satiating but don’t have much time to cook. You can make this recipe in about the time it takes to boil the pasta. It’s packed with crunchy veggies, a delicious mustard dressing, and plenty of fiber and protein to keep you full and nourished.
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Have it for lunch, a quick and healthy make-ahead dinner, or bring it to potlucks and picnics. This is one of our favorite ways of eating sweet potatoes; we are sure you’ll love it too! Potato Salad, Salad With Sweet Potato, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Potato Seasoning, Salad Mix, Mustard Dressing, Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Salad (dairy-free options)
Oven-roasted or air-fried sweet potato salad with ripe avocado, arugula, creamy mustard dressing, and a tiny bit of feta cheese is a delicious, colorful, and nutritious meal.
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