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Lunch Recipes: 50 Best Midday Meals

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It can be the forgotten meal. Sandwiched (get it?) between “the most important meal of the day” and the most obsessed-over meal of the day, lunch gets short shrift, whether you’re at home, in the office or on the go. To  help you out, we’ve compiled 50 of our favorite easy lunch recipes, from sandwiches to wraps, soups to salads, and some other tasty and simple lunch recipes in between.



Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Quesadillas with Parmesan Crust
Chinese Pork & Mushroom Wraps
Grilled Portobello Quesadillas
BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps
Korean-Style Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps
Slow-Cooker Lamb Shawarma
Smoky Corn Quesadillas
Tofu and Sweet Potato Lettuce Wrap
Spicy Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Thai Salad Lettuce Wraps



Wonton Soup
Pea and Parmigiano Soup
Quick French Onion Soup
Classic Tomato Soup
Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup
Chicken & Tortilla Soup
Buttercup Squash & Leek Soup with Herb Butter
Matzo Ball Soup with Root Vegetables 
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup 
Spicy Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Coconut Milk


Updated Chef Salad
Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Toasted Almonds, and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp “Waldorf” Salad
Tomato, Avocado, Corn & Black Bean Salad
Garden Lettuce Salad with Skirt Steak, Avocado & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Spinach Cobb Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Avocado & Derby Dressing
Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado
Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
Niçoise Salad with Grilled Tuna & Potatoes
Warm Kale Salad with Bacon and Hard-Cooked Eggs


Turkey and Spinach Hand Pies
Chickpea-Zucchini Pancakes with Yogurt, Za’atar, and Sea Salt
Avocado Tartine with Sweet Onions and Roasted Red Peppers
Pistachio Pesto Pasta Primavera
Tomato, Melted Leek, and Blue Cheese Galette
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wings with Mango-Chile Raita
Scrambled Egg Torta
Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Fresh Salsa
Brown Rice Salad with Apples and Cheddar
Farmers’ Market Minestrone



Garlic-Rubbed Grilled Cheese with Prosciutto and Tomatoes
Smoky Grilled Meatball Subs
Oven-Toasted Ham, Brie and Apple Sandwiches
Baja Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Turkey and Cheddar Sandwiches with Mango Chutney
Falafel Sandwich with Tomato-Cucumber Salad
Pancetta, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich with Aioli
Lemony Hummus Sandwich with Cucumber, Radish Sprouts, and Red Onion
Grilled Mozzarella and Spinach BLTs
Prime Rib Sandwich with Roasted-Garlic Dijonnaise


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