Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cold Lunch Options

(Pictured: A lionfish whose photo I took at the National Aquarium this week)

Cold Lunch Options

Yesterday my friend Alexandra asked me to suggest a few recipes that her mom could take to work for lunch that didn’t need to be reheated. Since I was pulling the list together I decided to post it on the blog in case anyone else was interested. Below is a list of recipes on the blog that would fit that requirement:

1. Cold Avocado Bisque
2. Bulgur and Vegetable Salad with baby spinach and sunflower seeds
3. Smashed Chickpea and Artichoke Salad as a salad or sandwich
4. Chickpea and Nut Salad also as a sandwich or salad
5. Orange, Red Onion and Spinach Salad with Kalamata Vinaigrette
6. Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
7. Tomato Onigiri are typically served cold in a lunch
8. Pinto Bean Dip is a great spread on a whole grain wrap with roasted vegetables and lettuce or spinach inside
9. Smoky Spanish Tortilla is also good cold
10. Cold Melon Soup with Harissa and Pinot Grigio
11. Green Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and Lemon Vinaigrette
12. Cold Cucumber Soup with Raw Spinach and Lime
13. Collard Wraps with Hummus, Walnut and Carrot
14. Brown Rice Salad with Vegetables
15. Mushroom and Walnut Pate on Whole Wheat Pizzette
16. Chickpea Salad with Lemon and Garlic
17. Roasted Garlic Low Fat Hummus on Whole Grain Wrap or Pizzette with roasted vegetables
18. Potato Salad with Dill, Lemon and Dijon
19. Whole Wheat Pizzette with Marinated Artichokes and Almond Feta
20 Asparagus Bites with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Sherry Vinegar is also very good cold
21. Cardamom Kissed Muesli with a little almond milk or soy milk would make a filling lunch
22.Fat Free Hummus with Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Paprika is great on a wrap with roasted vegetables or used as a dip and eaten with vegetable crudités (carrot sticks, celery, bell pepper strips, cucumber sliced)
23. Gazpacho with Avocado
24. Millet and Raw Asparagus Salad - this is a favorite of my adorable husband
25. Strawberries stuffed with Almond Feta
26. Potato and Artichoke Salad with Parsley and Lemon
27. Bulgur Salad with Walnuts, Bell Pepper and Cucumber

I didn’t realize how may cold dishes I had included on the blog until I started writing this post. I will add a new category for cold meals to make these easier to find going forward.

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