[ What Should I Eat for Lunch? Recipes and Ideas ]

Help! I never know what to make for lunch! Here you'll find lunch recipes that are quick and easy for your family. From simple pastas to chicken and sandwich…
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Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe
Master the art of making boiled peanuts with this guide, infusing them with the ideal combination of Cajun spices for a spicy, Southern-style snack or appetizer. Tailor the spice intensity to your liking.
Homemade Chicago-Style Giardiniera Recipe (Hot Giardiniera)
This Chicago-style giardiniera recipe is the ultimate condiment with fresh peppers and veggies in oil and seasonings, an absolute must for Italian beef sandwiches!
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Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowl
You will love the delicious flavor and texture of this Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowl! Packed with fresh veggies, cauliflower rice, and juicy seared chicken, this is a complete meal in a bowl. It’s easy to make for the perfect lunch or dinner, and great for meal prep! A flavorful Chicken Rice Bowl is the perfect at-home solution if you’re a fan of burrito bowls! Our newest creation, made with chipotle lime chicken and a corn and cauliflower rice medley is full of flavor, filling and so much tastier than takeout.
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Classic Cochinita Pibil Recipe
Cochinita pibil, originating from the Yucatán, features slow-roasted pork renowned for its tender texture and unique blend of citrusy and achiote flavors. It serves as the ultimate choice for tacos, burritos, tortas, and beyond, representing the epitome of classic Mexican culinary excellence.
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Tangy Buffalo Chicken Chili
This Buffalo chicken chili perfectly balances savory, spicy, and tangy flavors, making it absolutely delicious. Packed with hearty chunks of chicken and a zesty Buffalo sauce, it's a breeze to prepare! Additionally, you have the option to create a creamy variation.
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Super Spicy Phaal Curry
With this phaal curry recipe, you can make the spiciest, hottest curry in the world with chicken, loads of seasonings, and extra fiery ghost peppers. And, I'll show you how to make it even hotter!
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Greek Seasoned Chicken Pita Pockets
These Greek seasoned chicken pita pockets have a ton of flavor without a lot of effort! Lemony Greek seasoned chicken bites along with crisp cucumbers, plump tomatoes, spicy red onion, feta, and briny olives are tucked into a pita pocket and drizzled with Greek dressing. Perfect for a low-effort dinner or lunch any day of the week!
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Kimchi Jjigae Recipe
We're cooking an amazingly delicious Korean stew in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen, my friends! This one is filled with wondrous umami flavors, and it's just right for spicy food lovers. Kimchi jjigae is a classic Korean stew made with kimchi, pork, and tofu in a hearty, savory broth, so loaded with flavor, perfect for spicy food lovers. It's easy to customize!
thai inspired cucumber salad in a blue bowl
If you are looking for a crunchy, healthy salad to make all summer, you will want to try this Thai-Inpsired Cucumber Salad! It is so quick to put together and easy to enjoy! It is filled with cucumbers, red onions, Thai chilis, and peanuts, finished off with a toasted sesame dressing.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
This Buffalo chicken dip recipe, featuring a delightful fusion of three cheeses, succulent chicken, and zesty Buffalo sauce, easily ranks as the most delicious buffalo chicken dip I've ever had the pleasure of tasting.
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Grilled Salmon with Marinated Zucchini Greek Salad - Spices in My DNA
Grilled Salmon with Marinated Zucchini Greek Salad is the best end-of-summer salmon recipe, filled with tons bright & vibrant flavor from the lemon, fresh herbs, and briny olives. It's the perfect way to use up all of your late summer zucchini and tomatoes, and it's a simple, light, and healthy meal to serve for lunch or dinner! I love serving it with some lemony orzo, or a big salad! #grilled #salmon #greek #salad
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This Wild Rice Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette is a salad worth serving on Thanksgiving! It's hearty, filled to the brim with texture, and tossed with a mouthwatering orange maple vinaigrette. It's made with wild rice, shredded brussels, pomegranate arils, thinly sliced shallots, kale, toasted pepitas, and fresh thyme. It's a fantastic holiday side dish to make for any type of winter entertaining!
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Creamy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Craving a twist on traditional pasta salads? Dive into this Creamy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad—a vibrant remix packed with tangy, bold flavors. Perfect for potlucks, this dish features crunchy baby dills and spicy pickles, all enveloped in a luscious dressing. It's a symphony of flavors that's not just a side dish but a show-stopper at any table. #pastarecipes #pastasaladrecipes
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Moroccan Style Harissa Honey Chicken Recipe
This Harissa Chicken Recipe is easy and flavorful! Simply marinate chicken breasts in a blend of spicy harissa paste, garlic, honey, olive oil, lime juice, and exotic spices. It's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a laid-back Sunday lunch when you don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. This North African dish combines spicy and sweet flavors from the harissa marinade and pairs beautifully with the delicious Batata Harra recipe.
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Seafood Gumbo Recipe
The best seafood gumbo recipe with loads of shrimp, white fish, crab and oysters, all with plenty of Cajun seasonings. It's heaven in a bowl. This is absolutely my favorite.