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You need quick and easy lunch recipes for school, and healthy lunch recipes for work to make on busy weeks. Don’t miss recipes for lunch at home, too!

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    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    5 reviews

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....

    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...

    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


    Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

    This Thai salad is very fresh and flavorful. The peanut garnish adds a satisfying crunch. —James Schend, Taste of Home...

    Slow-Cooked Chicken Caesar Wraps

    4 reviews

    I first made these slow-cooker chicken Caesar wraps for our daughter, who loves Caesar salads, then later for our extended...


    Everything Breakfast Sliders

    1 review

    These breakfast sliders combine all of your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee,...


    Grandma’s Baked Ham Salad Sandwiches

    This is another tried-and-true recipe I found in my grandma's recipe box. I love seeing her handwriting on faded notecards....


    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, complete with a surprise in the center of each...


    Caribbean Island Coleslaw

    6 reviews

    After trying a similar version of this coleslaw while visiting the island of St. Kitts, I returned home and wanted...

    Pressure-Cooker Shredded Chicken Gyros

    7 reviews

    Our family has no links of any kind to Greece, but we always have such a marvelous time at the...


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    80 Mother’s Day Lunch Recipes

    Treat mom to something special with these delicious Mother's Day lunch recipes. From soups to sandwiches to salads, we have...


    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...


    Strawberry-Avocado Tossed Salad

    3 reviews

    Delicious and beautiful! Strawberries and avocado on top of romaine drizzled with a honey vinaigrette dressing. Perfect with a grilled...


    Bacon Cheeseburgers with Fry Sauce

    5 reviews

    In Utah, fry sauce is the beloved condiment. We use it not just as a dip for fries, but also...


    Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad

    3 reviews

    After thinking about creating this salad for some time, one spring I used my homegrown strawberries and fresh tarragon to...


    Thai Chicken and Orange Salad

    2 reviews

    A creamy peanut butter dressing provides a Thai twist to this main dish chicken salad. You if you have leftover...


    Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

    4 reviews

    I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...

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    Summer Salad by the Lake

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Summer Tea Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for casual picnics or luncheons. Tarragon-seasoned chicken complements cucumber and cantaloupe slices. —Taste of...


    Vegetable Cheese Salad

    1 review

    Here's a satisfying salad that's garden-fresh. It stars three delicious cheeses and refreshing vegetables like crisp cucumber, bell peppers and...


    Sparkling Oranges

    3 reviews

    We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...


    Connie’s Tortellini Salad

    3 reviews

    Toss satisfying cheese tortellini and mozzarella with refreshing veggies for a substantial potluck salad. Sometimes I keep a bowl of...