Lunch Recipes

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Virgina's Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.49 stars
This was always a summer Saturday favorite for my grandparents and I. Great served on a large lettuce leaf. You may also add grapes or chopped apples if you wish.

Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 4.63 stars
Grilled cheese with onions, tomatoes and jalapenos-- tastier than the original!

Chicago-Inspired Italian Beef Sandwich

Rating: 4.66 stars
I tried to combine the traditional Italian beef sandwich with the French dip sandwich with a little nod to the pulled pork sandwich. Instead of using thinly sliced roast beef, I used stew beef, with apologies to my friends from Chicago.

Basic Italian Bean Soup

Rating: 4 stars
Simple and basic Italian bean soup. Great for a quick fix during the week. My Italian mother-in-law rattled this one out to me over the phone years ago. So glad I wrote it down quick! She doesn't remember telling me. The kids love it for a simple and quick dinner.

Cobb Salad

Rating: 4.73 stars
This Cobb salad has some of my favorite ingredients: chicken, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and avocado.

Banh Mi

Rating: 4.68 stars
A Vietnamese sandwich, made with chicken and full of pickled vegetables. My husband works around a lot of Vietnamese restaurants, and I was making him bring me home these tasty sandwiches. Finally I attempted to make one, and found that my recipe was even better than the restaurants, mainly because I used chicken breast and fresher ingredients. I also love the pickled vegetables, so I made sure there was plenty of those.

Grilled Chicken Salad Sandwich

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a great way to use leftover grilled chicken breasts from dinner the night before. I like it on wheat. My husband likes it on sourdough.

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Rating: 4.43 stars
Serve this tasty sandwich spread on crusty whole grain rolls or pita bread, with lettuce and tomato. Other raw, chopped vegetables can be substituted for the celery. Your favorite salad dressing can be substituted for the mayo.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.52 stars
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It's really good on rye.

Reuben Sandwich II

Rating: 4.68 stars
These sandwiches are really delicious and easy to make. They are one of my family's fix-it-quick favorites. I like to serve them with big bowls of steaming vegetable soup and dill pickles on the side. Enjoy!

Avocado Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
Great tuna avocado salad as a side dish or meal. Serve on toasted bread (gluten-free if needed), on top of greens, or enjoy it all by itself.

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Turkey Carcass Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars

A great way to not waste a single bite of turkey. This is a delicious soup and one of my favorites. If you want to freeze some, leave out the potatoes.