Lunch Menus for All Occasions

These delightful lunch menus are flavorful and special. The time to consider a lunch menu is for a birthday celebration, first date, networking gathering, football party, office party or working lunch. 

Recipes, helpful hints and make ahead advice are all included. 

Beautiful table setting for lunch

Lunch Menus

Hearty Luncheon
A nourishing lunch which is also a good idea for a small dinner party. Serve with mineral water, fruit juice, tea and coffee

Easy Appetizer Recipes

Pecan Catfish

Chicken Breast with Wine Sauce and Buttered Mushrooms

Super Easy Potatoes Au Gratin

Seasonal Mixed Greens with Ranch Dressing

Ripe Tomato Slices with Lemon Juice and Fresh Basil

Rolls and Butter

Special Apple Crepes

Salad Extravaganza
Protein and vegetable salads are all at once light and filling.  Serve these on platters lined with lettuce leaves.  Garnish with lemon and lime wedges and serve with an assortment of low-carb crackers.

Fresh Lemonade, Mineral and Sparkling Waters, Freshly Brewed Coffee

Classic Chicken Salad

Cut recipe in half if needed

Tuna Salad with Eggs
OR Shrimp Salad Louis
Adjust recipes as needed

Pizza Party Pasta Salad
Enlarge recipe as needed

Arugula leaves and sliced radishes tossed with olive oil and lemon juice

Whole Fruit
Bananas, berries, apples, pears

Freshly Baked Cookies

Surf and Turf Lunch Menu
Here's a complete menu hearty enough for a late lunch or early dinner menu.  Good accompanied with light beer or wine

Shrimp with Salsa Verde
Serve in lettuce wraps

Orange Chicken Breast
Grill or cook under a broiler

Pea and Mushroom Pilaf

Mardi Gras Salad

Chocolate Filled Angel

Variety Lunch Menu
Here is an eclectic mix of tastes which come together into one tasty luncheon buffet. Instead of salmon cakes, serve Grilled Salmon Salad. Substitute one of these easy green bean recipes for the grilled veggies

Chilled Sangria

Mini Salmon Patties

Mango Chutney

Crispy Crackers, Assorted Rolls

Mixed Green Salad

Sesame Chicken Wings

Ne-Ne's Puttanesca Sauce with Spaghetti

Lemon-Garlic Grilled Vegetables

Watermelon Slices and/or Fresh Pineapple Wedges

Easy Rum Orange Cake


Flavorful Lunch Menu

These Asian-inspired flavors can be paired with sweet white wine or fruit punch.

Sesame Garlic Dip

Assorted rice, sesame and herbed crackers or flatbreads

Tropical Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Sausages


Hawaiian Meatball Kebabs

Chinese Chicken Salad

Almond Cookies

TGIF Luncheon
Also consider an Asparagus Parmesan Rice Salad. If desired substitute blanched cut green beans or carrots for the asparagus. Also try plain cornbread

Non-alcoholic beer

Southwestern Layered Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Just Good Chili

Orange Cornbread Muffins

Crowd Pleaser
This big menu is full of everybody's favorite party foods. Serve with cranberry juice, lemonade, raspberry tea with mint and fruit smoothies for the kids.

Fruit and Cheese Board

Raw Vegetables with Herbed Dip

Party Deviled Eggs

Mini Hamburgers

Perfect Shrimp Salad Finger Sandwiches

Peanut Chocolate Cookies

Ice Cream or Sorbet

Sweet Lunch Time
Also consider a Shrimp Caesar Salad instead of the pasta salad and Walnut Biscotti for this simple menu. Variety of flavored teas and coffee, vegetable and fruit juices

Assorted Finger Sandwiches

Greek Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

White Chocolate Creme Brulee

Crisp Sugar Cookies

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