20+ Healthy Summer Lunch Ideas That Are Easy & Refreshing

Summer is the perfect season for enjoying quick and easy lunches. These 45 simple summer lunch recipes are designed to get you back to your activities—whether that’s swimming, playing pickleball, or just soaking up the sun—as quickly as possible. Say goodbye to long waits at beach snack bars, soggy sandwiches, and lukewarm takeout. These salads, bowls, sandwiches, and BBQ-friendly lunches require minimal kitchen time, so you can focus on having fun and working on your tan.

1. Tuna and Green Bean Pasta Salad

Tuna and Green Bean Pasta Salad

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Indian-Style Tea Sandwiches

Indian-Style Tea Sandwiches

Recipe by: Masala And Chai

3. Tuna Veggie Wraps with Hummus

Tuna Veggie Wraps with Hummus

Recipe by: Killing Thyme

4. Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Recipe by: The Honour System

5. French Rustic Tomato Tart & With Puff Pastry

French Rustic Tomato Tart With Puff Pastry

Recipe by: Seven Roses

6. Healthy Halloumi Wraps

Healthy Halloumi Wraps

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

7. Easy Lemon Pasta

Easy Lemon Pasta

Recipe by: The Wooden Skillet

8. Chicken Salad with Pecans and Grapes

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Recipe by: Barley And Sage

9. Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

10. Smoked Turkey Pinwheels & with Fresh Herb Cream Cheese

Smoked Turkey Pinwheels with Fresh Herb Cream Cheese

Recipe by: Boulder Locavore

11. Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

Chicken Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

12. Zesty Quinoa Salad with Mint

Zesty Quinoa Salad with Mint

Recipe by: Monica Nedeff

13. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Caesar Wraps

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Caesar Wraps

Recipe by: Healthful Blondie

14. Orzo Salad with Asparagus Kale, Corn, and Walnut Pesto

Orzo Salad with Kale Walnut Pesto, Corn, and Asparagus

Recipe by: The Powdered Apron

15. Strawberry Burrata Salad

Strawberry Burrata Salad
Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Debbie Wee

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16. Classic Club Sandwich

Classic Club Sandwich
Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Debbie Wee

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17. Kachumber Gazpacho

Kachumber Gazpacho
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

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18. Citrus With Pickled Onions and Avocado Salad

Citrus and Avocado Salad with Pickled Red Onions
Sarah Crowder

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19. Zucchini, Corn, and Shrimp Flatbread

Zucchini, Corn, and Shrimp Flatbread
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Thom Driver

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20. Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Dill

Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Dill
Cara Cormack

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21. Italian Tuna Salad

Roman-Style Tuna Salad
Frederick Hardy II / Food Styling by Melissa Gray / Prop Styling by Christina Brockman

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22. Fish Tacos with Tomatillo-Jalapeño Salsa

Fish Tacos with Tomatillo-Jalapeño Salsa

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23. Crunchy Tofu Tacos

Crunchy Tofu Tacos
© Con Poulos

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24. Summer Bulgur and Green Bean Salad

Summer Bulgur and Green Bean Salad
© Maura McEvoy

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SUMMER LUNCH IDEAS

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