15 Cold Lunch Recipes Ready in 10 Minute or Less


If you're looking to avoid the office microwave or need a quick lunch option, these meals are perfect. In just 10 minutes or less, you can whip up tasty salads, wraps, smoothie bowls, and more for later or immediate enjoyment. Recipes like the Chickpea Salad Sandwich and Green Goddess Tuna Salad will make lunchtime quick, nutritious, and refreshing.

Tomato Sandwich: Enjoy a classic tomato sandwich with sweet, juicy tomatoes and herby cream cheese for an easy meal option.

Cucumber-Chicken Green Goddess Wrap: This quick wrap features protein-packed chicken, creamy green goddess dressing, and crunchy veggies in a whole-wheat wrap.


Chia Smoothie: This fiber-rich chia smoothie is sweet, tangy, and velvety smooth, perfect for a quick and healthy snack.

Green Goddess Tuna Salad: Canned tuna, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids make this salad quick and convenient. Double the recipe for meal-prep options.

Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chicken & Fresh Berries: Packed with protein, this grain bowl is an easy and delicious option for a work lunch.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich: Bright and lemony, this vegan sandwich is a tasty alternative to tuna salad, with chickpeas for protein.

Cucumber Sandwich with Cotija & Lime: A vegetarian option inspired by elote, this cucumber sandwich is a flavorful lunch choice.


Cream Cheese & Veggie Roll-Up: A healthy lunch option for kids, these roll-ups are filled with veggies and whole-wheat tortillas.

Strawberry-Chocolate Smoothie: Sweet and creamy, this smoothie is a decadent treat for a snack or dessert.

Black Bean-Avocado Wrap: A zesty wrap with black beans, avocado, salsa, and cheese for a flavorful lunch option.

Antioxidant-Packed Black Forest Smoothie Bowl: Indulge in a chocolate and cherry smoothie bowl rich in antioxidants for a delicious and healthy treat.

Fig & Goat Cheese Salad: A sweet and savory salad with figs and goat cheese for a satisfying meal option.


Shrimp Niçoise Meal-Prep Bowls: A low-carb meal-prep salad with shrimp, green beans, and olives, packed with protein for a satisfying lunch.

Low-Carb Chicken & Cheddar Lettuce Wraps: A crunchy wrap with chicken, cheese, and veggies, wrapped in crisp iceberg lettuce for a low-carb option.

High-Fiber Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl: A healthy and vibrant smoothie bowl with matcha powder and spinach for a nutritious snack.