5 Lunch Recipes That Are Best Served Cold

There’s nothing like a hot lunch, but having a portable meal that you don’t have to heat is important too as fall schedules get more and more hectic.

Check out these five delicious dishes best served cold.


Cold Rice Noodles With Peanut Lime Chicken

Chill out with this flavorfully refreshing afternoon dish.

With ingredients like lime, Thai chilies and cucumbers, this meal is the perfect way to fuel up for the rest of your day.


Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Healthy, light and dangerously delicious, this soup was made for slurping!

Adding in Greek yogurt as the base packs a nice punch of protein; 1 tablespoon of ginger boosts depth and flavor.


Chicken Pasta Salad

This bowl has just about all your favorite filling ingredients in one, from nutritious veggies to hearty chicken and beans.

Toss in 2 teaspoons of Dijon and a few dashes of cumin to bring out just the right amount of heat.


Chilled Salmon With Cucumber Dill Sauce

We love this classic New England meal.

Dill, cucumber and horseradish make the perfect tangy dip for the seared salmon.


Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Blue cheese and buffalo sauce go together just as much as peanut butter and jelly.

Tossing in some greens and quinoa helps blend the flavors together to create a savory, satisfying salad.