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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    BBLT Chopped Salad

    My original BLT chopped salad recipe called for lettuce. One day I didn't have any, so I substituted spinach. I ended up making some more healthy adjustments to the dish, and the rest is history! —Cindy VanBeek, Randolph, Wisconsin

    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Soup

    This spinach mushroom soup is the perfect accompaniment to any buffet. It can even be made ahead, then warmed and...


    Cucumber Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    I created this cucumber coleslaw recipe so I could use a julienne peeler I received as a gift. I had...


    Grilled Tuna Salad

    I love serving this tuna spinach salad! Tuna steaks are quick to cook and delicious, and although they’re pretty inexpensive,...


    Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Orange Dressing

    Roasted pumpkin and dried fruits make this beautiful seasonal salad a natural match for holiday recipes. The dressing is a...

    Zesty Garbanzo Green Salad

    I grow an organic vegetable garden, and this salad is a tasty way to make use of my delicious bounty....


    Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean Soup

    This navy bean soup is heartwarming comfort food at its best. It's my signature soup that I make for my...

    Blackberry Balsamic Spinach Salad

    5 reviews

    This lightly dressed salad is packed with superfoods! When I have time, I make my vinaigrette from scratch. —Mary Lou...


    Flat Iron Steak Salad

    1 review

    My steak salad with avocado and radishes is a big plate of summer deliciousness. I sometimes add dried cranberries and...


    Chicken and Spinach Pasta Salad

    5 reviews

    My family loves pasta salads, but usually they have too much mayonnaise or oily dressing. Using hummus gives this dish...


    Ham and Swiss Salad in a Jar

    Home cook Stacy Huggins from Valley Center, California, sent us a great recipe for a ham and Swiss salad, and...

    Ham and White Bean Soup

    I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...


    Raspberry-Walnut Pork Salad

    1 review

    Raspberry, rosemary, Gorgonzola and walnuts combine to make a pork dish that's bursting with flavor. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida


    Asparagus Spinach Salad with Chicken

    2 reviews

    We love all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available in the summer. This salad is one of our...


    Spinach Pizza Quesadillas

    This simple five-ingredient dinner is special to me because my daughter and I created it together. You can make variations...


    Swiss Spinach Salad

    1 review

    My garden offers up a treasure trove of fresh vegetables to spark her imagination. When I toss my spinach with...

    Warm Apricot Chicken Salad

    This colorful salad is topped with marinated sauteed chicken. It's hearty, refreshing and nutritious. Even our kids like the sweet...


    Cream of Spinach Cheese Soup

    12 reviews

    Give yourself a delicious calcium boost with this cream of spinach soup. I like to serve it with a green...


    Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

    4 reviews

    Growing up in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish—I recall my grandmother talking...


    Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad for 2

    Fire up the grill for this tasty salad. The meat will be done in a snap, leaving you more time...


    Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

    3 reviews

    I came across this recipe one year when I was looking for a special salad for the holidays. —Deb Murata,...


    Lentil Spinach Soup

    5 reviews

    Lentils are packed with protein and are an easy change of pace from beans in soup. —Margaret Wilson of Hemet,...


    Rice ‘N’ Spinach Salad

    For this appealing salad, we combine rice and fresh spinach with raisins, mushrooms, red onion, celery and cashews, then toss...


    Tomato Spinach Soup

    6 reviews

    I first sampled this soup in a local restaurant. After some experimenting with ingredients and seasonings, I finally found a...

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    Easy Spinach Bisque

    5 reviews

    Not only is this soup healthy and filling, it's easy to prepare and elegant besides.—Patricia Tuckwiller, Lewisburg, West Virginia


    Spinach Salad with Pears & Candied Pecans

    A tasty combination of pears, blue cheese and spinach make this salad a standout. The sugared pecans add a nice...


    Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Spinach gives this luscious, fresh-tasting salad dressing its green color. The slightly licorice flavor from the tarragon complements the salad...


    Cauliflower Spinach Salad

    2 reviews

    To switch things up, when I have fresh lettuce from the garden, I'll use that in place of spinach...and occasionally,...


    Sweet Spinach Salad

    2 reviews

    This salad features a tangy dressing sweetened with honey. It's a snap to stir up and drizzle over fresh spinach...


    Spinach Minestrone

    5 reviews

    "Sprinkle grated Parmesan on bowls of this flavorful soup that's chock-full of spinach, beans and pasta," recommends Gladys De Boer...