Looking down onto assembled shrimp po'boys with fried shrimp, pickles, tomatoes, and sauce drizzled on top.

Lunch Recipe Ideas

Lunch is typically a smaller meal that the main dinner. While outdoors they tend to also be more packed lunches so you can take them on picnics, hikes, kayak trips or whatever other adventure you are planning.

With transportation and ease in mind, lunches tend to lean towards sandwiches, wraps, and other packed items. If you are lucky to be near a park barbecue or in a campsite, these can expand into burgers, hot dogs, tacos, burritos, and kebabs.

Lunch also seems to be the meal that picks up leftovers which isn’t as bad as it sounds as it includes meals like pulled or sandwiches and brisket po’boys. Although it isn’t always the case, lunch outside does tend to be hand foods, which saves on dishes.

Our Best Lunch Recipes

Newest Lunch Recipes

Thai Beef Salad

Rib-eye steaks are marinated with lime juice then grilled and mixed with greens, peanuts, and herbs in this Thai beef…

by Harry Soo

Lemongrass Pork Sliders

Much more than a hamburger, tender cuts of pork are marinated, grilled, and topped with a carrot-daikon slaw. Lemongrass pork…

by Harry Soo

Grilled Lemongrass Beef

Ground beef is mixed with galangal, lime leaves, shallots, and other aromatics before being skewered on lemongrass and grilled for…

by Harry Soo

Cabernet Blue Cheese Burger

Ground beef burgers are topped with melted Gorgonzola cheese, homemade cabernet onions, and spicy mayonnaise for the ultimate grill treat.…

by Harry Soo