30 Light Summer Lunches to Make at Peak Heat

30 Light Summer Lunches to Make at Peak Heat
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When the summer heat wave hits, it’s easy to feel stumped for meal inspiration. It’s too hot to move, let alone cook, amirite? Well, these warm-weather lunch ideas will bring your motivation right back.

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From hydrating salads to sandwiches packed with fresh produce, these 30 easy recipes (many of which don’t involve any cooking at all) will inspire you to whip up something healthy for lunch, whether you’re eating it at your office in the A/C, or while soaking up rays outside.

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Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

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Avocado and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Cherry Tomatoes

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Strawberry Chicken Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Asparagus, Tomato, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chick Pea Salad

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Blackberry Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Blue Crab Martini

Broccoli Apple Salad

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Crab Pasta Salad

Wine and Glue

Peach Caprese Salad

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Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

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Berry Avocado Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

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Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

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Lentil and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

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Pear Honey Sandwiches

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Turkey Panini with Apple, Cheddar, and Arugula

Cookin' Canuck

Caprese Grilled Chicken

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Asian Cucumber Salad

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Summer Spaghetti Salad

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Cherry Tomato and Summer Squash Pasta

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Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl

Pinch of Yum

Strawberry Quinoa Salad

Practical Mommy

Egg Salad BLT

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Asian Noodle Salad

A Beautiful Plate

Broccoli, Chickpea, and Avocado Pita Sandwiches

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Summer Skillet Gnocchi

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Summer Corn Chowder

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Creamy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Creme de la Crumb

Melon and Prosciutto Arugula Salad

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Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

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