Lunch

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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    Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

    4 reviews

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement each other well, while the fruit creates a refreshing change of pace from the usual coleslaw. —Jan Myers, Atlantic, Iowa

    Fennel-Jicama Salad

    3 reviews

    This crunchy jicama salad contains no mayonnaise, making it a great dish to pass. Mint adds a refreshing flavor, but...


    Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

    1 review

    Tart, sweet and crunchy, these open-faced sammies are a perfect after-school (or after-work) snack. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad in a Jar

    Layer up a delicious take-anywhere lunch with this adaptation of a turkey and apple salad inspired by a recipe from...


    Shaved Fennel Salad

    1 review

    This salad tastes even more impressive than it looks. It has an incredible crunch thanks to the cucumbers, radishes and...

    Toasted Apple-Cheese Sandwiches

    Here's a nice change of pace from traditional grilled cheese sandwiches. Most people are pleasantly surprised at the combination of...


    Chicken-Apple Croissants

    "Fast foods" are a specialty of mine because I always seem to have drop-in guests. These unique sandwiches can be...

    Apple-Nut Tossed Salad

    1 review

    We love the light dressing over crunchy apples, walnuts and lettuce sprinkled with blue cheese.—Maureen Reubelt, Gales Ferry, Connecticut


    Apple Carrot Salad

    1 review

    Diane Molberg of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan tosses together sweet raisins, bright carrots and crunchy apple chunks to create this fresh-tasting...


    Creamy Apple Salad

    2 reviews

    This family favorite is especially good with pork chops or ham. The quick and easy side dish is one I...


    Open-Faced Ham and Apple Melts

    1 review

    As a homework snack or light lunch, these yummy melts mix sweet apple crunch, hearty ham and tangy Dijon flavor...

    Blue Cheese Apple Salad

    1 review

    We have a lot of apple orchards in our state, so this definitely represents our area. This is one of...


    Apple Walnut Salad

    1 review

    The pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing make this salad so special—and healthy, too. Add leftover turkey and you’ve got a...


    Romaine Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

    Looking for a salad that’s simple but special? This one is always a hit when I bring it to a...


    Curried Chicken Rice Salad

    Since I usually make and serve this salad while my teacher friends and I are on summer break, I always...


    Cornucopia Salad

    I first enjoyed this salad at a church potluck and has since become a Thanksgiving tradition at my house. I've...

    Christmas Coleslaw

    1 review

    In our family, this is a must-have side dish for Christmas dinner. The colorful slaw combines sweet, crunchy and nutty...


    California Chicken Salad

    3 reviews

    All the fruit in this salad gives it a natural sweetness. I use whole wheat pasta for added fiber. Since...


    Apple, Blue Cheese & Bibb Salad for Two

    Red or Golden Delicious apples add a burst of fall flavor to this simple salad. Blue cheese and toasted walnuts...


    Red and Green Apple Salad

    Even though this colorful salad is perfect at Christmastime, it's so good I fix it throughout the year for buffets....


    Apple-Walnut Turkey Sandwiches

    1 review

    When you live where temperatures easily climb to 100° or more in the summer, you look for recipes that get...


    Favorite Apple Salad

    3 reviews

    A friend gave us this refreshing recipe, which immediately became a family favorite, especially with my mother and mother-in-law. For...


    Apple Delight Salad

    This refreshing fruit salad gets a triple crunch from apples, celery and walnuts. The simple yogurt dressing really enhances the...


    Nutty Apple Salad

    3 reviews

    Peanut butter in the dressing and interesting ingredients like marshmallows and mixed nuts give this Waldorf salad a tasty twist....

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    Sesame Apple Toss

    Looking for a fun variation on a traditional Waldorf salad? Try this simple version shared by Mary Patterson of Bethel,...


    Peanut Apple Salad

    1 review

    For a change of pace, I toss together this crisp, colorful dish in place of an ordinary green salad. Folks...


    Apple Salad

    4 reviews

    Beverly Little of Marietta, Georgia sent in this delightfully refreshing salad. With only six ingredients, it's simple to assemble and...


    Crunchy Apple-Pecan Slaw

    2 reviews

    From North Platte, Nebraska, M.K. Bishop relates, "This salad is so quick to put together using a convenient coleslaw mix....


    Surprise Apple Salad

    2 reviews

    Chunks of Snicker candy bars are the sweet surprises in this fast fix from Elaine Sabacky. "My busy daughter introduced...


    A Is For Apple Salad

    3 reviews

    This refreshing blend bursts with good-for-you fruit—grapes, apples, oranges and pineapple—plus a sweet dressing youngsters will find especially appealing.