I got this recipe on Foodnetwork.com and my husband and I love them! It is a quick and yummy meal and a regular in our household. If you want your tuna to be less fishy tasting add more lemon juice. Don't skimp on the olives, kalamata is best!
From my Family Recipe Box, Mom loves this sandwich! "This sandwich is a 'smashing success'... in more ways than one. It's a great traveler." You must admit, it is pretty amusing. :) From the Family Recipe Box, dated 3/1/85. The sandwich keeps well, chilled, and is good for taking along on picnics and camping trips.
An adaptation of Heidi Swanson's Big Sur Power Bars from her cookbook, 101 Cookbooks, this is easily changed around to suit your tastes! I love Big Sur so had to post this! These bars are soft set, prone to falling apart and are fairly sticky and gooey too. All adds to their deliciousness. :)
Prepare this salad a few hours in advance to allow the flavours to blend and mellow. You may use other fresh herbs instead of dill or just more parsley if you like. You may leave out the tuna if serving as a side dish with meat. I like the fresh flavour of this salad. It keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
Found the original of this recipe in the December 2008 Betty Crocker Most Requested RECIPES: Holiday Recipe Collection, although it has been slightly tweaked by someone who really likes cranberries! NOTE: If you aren't a fan of the cranberry, pomegranates make a nice substitute
To combat lunch bag boredom, you need to straddle that fine line between exciting and familiar, which is just what this salad does. Exotic large pearl couscous gets dressed up with all the ingredients of that perennial favorite - the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwch - and tossed in a lemony dressing to create a packable salad that will appeal to the whole family. To give even more heft to this lunch, and perhaps turn it into an easy light supper, add thickly sliced or diced smoked turkey or chicken.
A mildly spiced pilaf, this great side dish can be turned into a complete meal by adding leftover roast chicken or cooked chickpeas. Add an additional 1/2 tsp of curry powder if you like a stronger curry flavour.
This is from Cooking Light, January 2004. They suggest it as a vegetarian main dish, or you can add meat/seafood to your taste. Posting for safekeeping. I will likely make this with whole wheat couscous or even quinoa.
This is delicious. I like to serve it in lettuce "bowls" for company - makes a pretty presentation. It's good as a side dish with a roasted chicken or just by itself as a light lunch or dinner with a good quality crusty bread.
From the New Vegetarian Epicure, posted for ZWT III, France. According to author Anna Thomas, "the thin, tender French green beans are important to this - don't try to cheat with larger, tougher beans!" Cooking time includes cooling time as well.
This recipe came from Real Simple. It's one that you clearly can modify to use whatever you have handy in the pantry and fridge. Bringing a lunch from home is a great way to save money - even the employee cafeteria is getting pricey! You can use pretty much any short variety of pasta. I would add julienned sundried tomatoes to several of these, or some chopped red bell pepper, for color and flavor. I threw in a little Recipe #269360 with the Asian version. Please note: I seem to get only 4 servings from a pound of pasta, so you might want to check that.