recipes for: Lunch
This refreshing and light tomato and onion salad comes together in minutes and is a great summer side dish alongside breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The marinade is equal parts extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, and intensifies as it sits. GF, DF, V.
This quick and simple antipasto salad is loaded with Italian cold cuts, fresh mozzarella cheese, marinated veggies, olives, and then tossed with a seriously flavorful Italian vinaigrette. You'll love this no cook recipe for summer cookouts, picnics, or easy meal prep. Serve mixed with potatoes or pasta for a summer salad that guests will fight over! GF
If you've been searching for the absolute best chicken salad recipe, look no further than pecan chicken salad! It's loaded with sweet, juicy grapes, crunchy pecans, poppy seeds, and lots of fresh herbs. The dressing is made from a mix of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise, making it a healthier twist on the classic. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make this quickly and no-cook. You'll serve this at every summer cookout or barbecue!
This is our go-to house salad recipe, which we serve almost weekly (and is infinitely adaptable)! It features baby arugula, fresh summer raspberries, creamy goat cheese, marcona almonds, and a sprinkle of fresh dill. Toss with rich, sweet balsamic vinegar then serve. A perfect side salad to accompany any lunch or dinner entrée!
If you can get your hands on fresh wild ramps, homemade ramp pesto is an absolute must! It's got a vibrant garlic and spring onion flavor that pairs well with Pecorino Romano cheese and nutty walnuts. Add basil and lemon for freshness (and to cut back on the garlic flavor). Mix into pasta or serve with your favorite grilled proteins and roasted vegetables. Freezer-friendly!
Would I rather win the lottery or stumble upon ramps at the farmer's market? Ramps, obviously! With a short season of just 3 weeks per year, make the most of any wild leeks you find by making quick pickled ramps. Their spring onion and garlicky flavor is the perfect addition to many savory dishes, while the remaining brine can be used in salad dressings. Quick, easy, and so flavorful!
All the things you love most about a classic Cobb salad -- grilled chicken, crispy bacon, avocado, fresh tomatoes -- with a Tex-Mex inspired twist. Switch out hardboiled eggs for soft boiled 7 minute eggs, add sautéed corn, black beans, and jalapeño, and lots of queso fresco. Finish the Mexican Cobb salad with a creamy, homemade avocado lime ranch dressing you'll want to drizzle on everything! A seriously hearty and satisfying salad for lunch or dinner! GF
This is hands down the BEST California club sandwich you will ever make! Toasted bread is slathered with a creamy homemade tarragon aioli (this makes the sandwich!). Top with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and thinly sliced turkey or chicken. Our favorite lunch sandwich!
This easy couscous salad with tarragon roasted shrimp is light, refreshing, and particularly good if you want to make it ahead of time and serve later in the day. Toss fluffy Moroccan couscous with a tarragon vinaigrette, then stir in red onion, tomatoes, slivered almonds, and fresh chives. Top with quick roasted shrimp for a simple, light lunch or dinner!