Recipes - Lunch & Light Dishes

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Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Dipping Sauce $1.81 per serving
Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Dipping Sauce
These savory pancakes are a great way to enjoy many different vegetables and create a satisfying and healthful  meal. We started with zucchini, beans, and corn, the revered "three sisters" of Iroquois tradition, and gave it a Southwestern point of view with black beans and cilantro.  Sauteéd onion adds a sweetness that complements the texture of the protein-filled beans and corn. You can substitute in almost any greens, grated carrot, s ... read more
Brie Panini with Fresh Pear and Red Fruit Jam $1.73 per serving
Brie Panini with Fresh Pear and Red Fruit Jam
A luscious combination of creamy cheese and slightly crisp pear slices grilled in a pan makes for a marvelous lunch. The red fruit jam (strawberry or raspberry will do) adds a touch of sweetness that complements the rich notes in the brie. A fancy foodie treat for a great price!
Chickpea, Tomato, Mint, and Feta Salad with Garlic-Parmesan Crostini $2.07 per serving
Chickpea, Tomato, Mint, and Feta Salad with Garlic-Parmesan Crostini
This light but filling salad is loaded with protein and vitamins. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, while feta adds protein, calcium, and B-vitamins and a foodie touch to this inexpensive dish. The mint really makes it if you can find fresh mint at a good price (we often grow our own), though you can substitute other fresh or dried herbs if you have them. Garlic crostini are tasty and quick to prepare.
Lemon-Spinach Orzo 90¢ per serving
Lemon-Spinach Orzo
This light, flavorful dish is full of lemon-scented pasta, garlic, and hearty greens. It's so simple to make, which is another reason to love it. Serve it on its own or as a side dish (without the feta and olives) to accompany our Chicken with Plum Tomato and Prosciutto. Or you might like to add a few pieces of grilled chicken or fish with a squeeze of lemon on top. However you choose to enjoy it, this is incredibly easy and quick to prepare—all ... read more
Olive and Herb Tuna Wrap $1.54 per serving
Olive and Herb Tuna Wrap
Tuna is an excellent source of protein (here 15 grams per serving!), B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus it’s inexpensive and makes a quick and easy lunch. Zesty bits of olive and fresh dill balance the flavors and let this dish stand out.
Panko Fried Chicken Sandwiches $1.96 per serving
Panko Fried Chicken Sandwiches
The fried-chicken sandwich is an indulgent classic. Here crunchy panko breadcrumbs give texture to a light but juicy take on an old-time tradition. Onion rolls and chopped scallions contribute extra flavor and dill pickle slices add tang. If you're feeling brave, add some hot sriracha! ... read more
Spinach and Mushroom Crepes $1.72 per serving
Spinach and Mushroom Crepes
The crepe is a surprisingly economical treat, despite its glamorous French associations and astronomical price tag at restaurants. Crepes are made from a few basic ingredients, can be served hundreds of different ways, sweet or savory, and don’t require any special pan or utensils for cooking. Prepare a large batch of crepes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator or freezer (between sheets of waxed paper) for a quick lunch or breakfast. ... read more
Summer Salad with Lemon Farro $2.09 per serving
Summer Salad with Lemon Farro
Contrasting color, texture, and sweet, sour, and salty flavors make a salad exciting. In this favorite hot-weather entree, we've mixed light and dark greens along with colorful vegetables, crunchy seeds, raisins, a dash of honey, fresh lemon, and blue cheese. Farro—a satisfying, chewy grain—cooks quickly and the lemony vinaigrette on both the greens and the grain is fragrant with zest. Plus, there are numerous heath benefits to farro. An ancient ... read more
Tea Sandwiches 95¢ per serving
Tea Sandwiches
Tea sandwiches somehow transform basic ingredients into a special, tasty, bite-size treat. Whether you have them for lunch or afternoon tea, they are so simple to make and so extraordinarily delectable. The key is to use thinly-sliced bread with crusts removed. We paired cucumber with cream cheese, avocado, and mint, and egg salad with dill and stoneground mustard. You can enjoy them knowing that each serving of four mini-sandwiches costs under $1.
= quick and easy
= gluten free
= vegetarian
= vegan