Say Goodbye To Sad Salads and Make These 7 Fun Work Lunches Instead

Niçoise-Inspired Summer Salad

This vibrant lunch dish is based on Niçoise salad, which is high in protein. Smoked fish, hard-boiled eggs, chickpeas, sweet cherry tomatoes, and blanched sugar snaps are included.

Monte Cristo

Ham-and-Swiss sandwich cooked in butter, coated in powdered sugar, then dipped in jam. Crispy, gooey, creamy, and salty. Are there any more satisfying (and sinful) sandwiches than a Monte Cristo?

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Pass the tuna, chicken, and shrimp salad. Vegan chickpeas are becoming superfoods due to their versatility and protein content. Celery, parsley, shallots, lemon juice, and Dijon give this mayo-based salad a fresh herbal taste.

Chicken Pesto Flatbread Sandwiches

Pesto adds richness to every dish, including this 30-minute lunch. A savory sandwich with fresh mozzarella, baby arugula, and pesto-tossed rotisserie chicken is made with store-bought pizza dough. 

Zesty Chicken Salad

This simple lunch recipe uses cooked chicken, just enough mayonnaise to bind, briny dill pickles, a shallot, lemon juice, and fresh tarragon. Serve with salad, homemade potato chips, or crusty toast.

Fancy Tomato Sandwich

This tomato sandwich isn't the heartiest, but we swear. Put salted chive butter on a fresh baguette, then thick slices of Gruyère, Comté, or sharp Cheddar and juicy tomato rounds.

Fish Stick Tacos

For quick, easy, and enjoyable tacos, use frozen fish sticks. Delicious cabbage and sauerkraut slaw turns them from kiddie food to wicked. Save lunchtime prep time by making the slaw ahead.