Making Lunch

Tomato, red pepper & sweet potato soup
Tomato, red pepper & sweet potato soup
Tomato, red pepper & sweet potato soup

Switch up your working-from-home lunch with our quick and easy ideas. For something more substantial, fill your freezer with batch-cooked portions for a hearty meal in minutes

Jacket Potatoes

The ultimate jacket potato

A crisp-skinned, fluffy baked potato is hard to beat for a working-from-home lunch. Our experts share tips for getting the crunchiest skin, and reveal their favourite fillings. Plus 30 instant topping ideas

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Batch-cooked lunches

Spend a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen (glass of wine optional) and fill your freezer with handy lunches ready to heat up

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Batch cooked lunch
Batch cooked lunch
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HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS

These recipes all come stamped with our Good Health logo, so you know you’re adding a nutrition boost at lunchtime

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SANDWICHES AND FLATBREADS

Who doesn’t love things on toast or in a wrap? These recipes make a delicious change from your standard cheese and pickle or ham salad sandwich

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Got a little more time on your hands? Treat yourself to something a little different. These recipes are ideal for a weekend lunch

image of hot smoked salmon tart with lemon & watercress
image of hot smoked salmon tart with lemon & watercress

Hot smoked salmon tart with lemon & watercress

This looks special but is actually very simple to make. Top crisp puff pastry with a creamy mascarpone sauce and layer over salmon and watercress

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Lamb and harissa sausage rolls

Few things compare with a homemade sausage roll still warm and crisp from the oven. For a twist on the classic, these are flavoured with lamb and aromatic herbs and spices

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Easy Home lunches

Easy home lunches

 Food editor Silvana shows you how to make three quick lunches: a chilli cheese toastie, kimchi fried rice and a simple squash soup

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image of  Vietnamese spring rolls

Vietnamese spring rolls

These are delicious with a dipping sauce for a light lunch. You can add all sorts of ingredients to the filling, including tofu, cooked prawns or chicken

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Poke-style prawn and avocado bowls

This traditional Hawaiian way of preparing seafood is all the rage right now. You’ll usually find raw tuna tossed in the soy dressing, but we think prawns work just as well

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QUICK & EASY LUNCH RECIPES

Perfect for busy days, these lovely lunches are ready in 20 minutes or under

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SATISFYING SALADS

Use these recipes more as a guide, swapping out the ingredients you don't have to something similar you do

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Waste not...


Salad leaves or celery looking a little sad? Try plunging into ice-cold water for 15-20 minutes, before draining to bring back to life. Later, wilt the last of your salad greens in a little olive oil or butter with garlic to have as a side dish.

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