Recipes - Lunch & Light Dishes

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Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Dipping Sauce $1.60 per serving

Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Dipping Sauce

These savory pancakes are a great medium for many different vegetables and create a satisfying and healthy vegetarian meal. Zucchini, black beans, and corn are the traditional triad of foods in the Southwest and make for an interesting variation on the traditional fritter. Sauteéd onion adds a sweetness that complements the texture of the black beans and corn, which offer loads of protein. You can substitute in almost any greens, grated carrot, s ... read more

Overall Rating: (4.0)

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!

Overall Rating: (4.5)

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.

Overall Rating: (5.0)

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 $1.62 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.

Overall Rating: (5.0)

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

Overall Rating: (5.0)

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.

Overall Rating: (5.0)

= quick and easy
= gluten free
= vegetarian
= vegan