What’s for Lunch?

Whatever the situation, Busch’s has convenient and tasty lunch recipes to fit your schedule and satisfy your cravings.

Hearty Salads

  • Panzanella Salad: Made of fresh tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and homemade vinaigrette, this salad also makes use of day-old bread and cubed mozzarella.
  • Garden Pasta Salad with Rotini: No need to worry about this salad being boring, as pesto and olives bring big flavor. You can make extra because it keeps and tastes just as good a day or two later. You can use bell pepper, celery, cucumber, red onion and tomato or swap them for any other fresh veggies you have on hand.
  • Heirloom Caprese Salad: Ripe summer tomatoes, mozzarella or burrata, fresh basil and olive oil make a salad that pairs beautifully with pita, crackers, quinoa, or pasta.
  • Turkey Spinach Salad: It only takes 15 minutes to toss together spinach, turkey, walnuts, and dried cranberries, and adding maple dressing makes it absolutely scrumptious.
  • Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing: Reminiscent of restaurant salads from days gone by, this salad, with its fresh spinach, tomatoes, croutons, and hard-boiled egg is easy to make ahead. Store it in an airtight container and don’t add the dressing until you’re ready to eat.
  • Almond Strawberry Salad: In 10 minutes, you can toss together this tasty, refreshing salad, made with spinach, strawberries and a tasty vinegar and honey dressing.
  • Lemon Cranberry Quinoa Salad: This versatile salad is a medley of quinoa, cucumber, cranberries, onion, and fresh herbs, tossed in lemon dressing. You can change it to suit your tastes by swapping mango for the cranberries or mixing up the herbs, or give it a nutritional boost by adding chicken or shrimp.
  • Taco(ish) Salad: Arugula, black beans, corn kernels, tomatoes, avocadoes, and lime-cumin dressing make for a delightful salad.
  • Roast Beef Spinach and Arugula Salad with Watermelon: This is a great salad for when you want something different and fresh, full of gorgonzola and melon.
  • Tuna and Orzo Salad with Parmesan and Basil: There is nothing more convenient than canned tuna, and this colorful pasta salad elevates it to something elegant.
  • Southwestern Pork Salad: Pork loin, kidney beans, onion, green pepper, and tomato may not seem like your average salad, but trust us, it is refreshing, hearty, and delicious.
  • Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad: This salad makes the most of leftover rotisserie chicken, complementing it with creamy avocado, crunchy walnuts, and sweet pear.

Tasty Toasts

  • Ultimate Avocado Toast: This delicious light lunch uses a few simple ingredients that you can swap out if you get bored.
  • Smashed Pea and Smoked Salmon Toast: If you want a lunch that feels a little bit fancy, you can’t go wrong with smoked salmon. Smashed peas add extra protein, but the lunch still takes very little time to pull together.
  • Smashed Chickpeas on Toast with Harissa Yogurt: Harissa paste swirled into whole milk Greek yogurt is absolute genius, chickpeas add protein, and this lunch takes practically no time to make.

Savory Wraps & Sandwiches

  • Vegan Hummus Avocado Wrap: Hummus, fresh veggies, and a tortilla make a tasty meal, and if you are not vegan, feel free to add feta cheese or turkey.
  • Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich: Use leftover chicken to fix this lunch in about 10 minutes, adding your favorite herbs, fruit, or nuts.
  • Mexican Pulled Pork Cemita: This delicious Mexican sandwich features pulled pork, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, avocado, and tomatoes. If you can’t find cemita rolls, you can use a hamburger or brioche buns.
  • Ultimate Grilled Cheese: This indulgent sandwich has cream cheese, melted mozzarella, and cheddar cheese, on Italian bread. Serve with sliced apples for an even bigger treat.
  • Chicken Pesto Wrap: In just 20 minutes, you can make this flavorful wrap with chicken, sundried tomato pesto, and mozzarella, or swap out your own favorite pesto.
  • Tuna Melt on Cornbread: Creamy tuna, gooey melted cheese, and subtly sweet cornbread come together for a tasty and filling lunch.
  • Peanut Butter, Chicken, and Basil Sandwich: This may sound like an odd combination, but it’s the same delicious combination you’d find in Thai food. Creamy peanut butter, shredded chicken, and fresh basil make for a comforting sandwich.
  • Peach, Prosciutto, and Avocado Sandwich: Juicy, creamy, salty, and sweet, this sandwich is an unexpected delight.
  • Focaccia Sandwich: Ham, salami, turkey, peppers, tomato, and provolone on focaccia bread make a pretty sandwich that makes lunch feel special.
  • Italian-Style Veggie Wrap: Stuffed with zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, olives, onions, hard salami, hot peppers, provolone cheese, and lettuce, these wraps are packed with flavor.
  • The Best Apple Panini: Savory and sweet, this panini features sharp cheddar, gruyere, and crisp apple slices, with mustard, honey, and thyme.
  • Chickpea Salad Sandwich: Chickpeas combine with Waldorf salad ingredients like chopped celery, red grapes, toasted walnuts, and mayo or Greek yogurt.
  • Green Goddess Crunch Sandwich: This vegetarian sandwich features avocado, mozzarella, lettuce, cucumber, and sprouts.
  • Kale, White Bean, and Goat Cheese Wrap: This works with any kind of white beans and greens, and is delicious melty and warm.

Bowls to Bowl You Over

  • Chickpea Fajita Bowl: Lime juice, zest, cumin, garlic, and salsa give this bowl delicious fajita-inspired flavor.
  • Egg Roll in a Bowl: Coleslaw mix, ground pork, and seasonings make for all the flavors of an egg roll without the wrapper or the deep-frying.
  • Pesto Quinoa Bowl: Quinoa, olive oil, and vegetables make for a filling lunch, and can be enhanced with feta cheese and toasted pine nuts.
  • Black Bean and Rice Bowl: Use leftover rice if you have it, chop the veggies, combine everything in a bowl, and add corn kernels or diced avocado, if you want more color and flavor.
  • Toasted Pita Bowl: This vegetarian salad uses pita as an edible bowl to hold chickpeas and vinaigrette, seasoned with za’atar.
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free Quinoa Bowl: Quinoa salad is quick and easy, and this dish has endless variations, as you use different veggie combinations and add beans for extra protein.
  • Avocado Chickpea Salad Bowl: Delicious and filling, this mixture of avocado, chickpeas, and feta is nicely complemented by chips or crackers.
  • Turkish Lentil Salad Bowl: You can use precooked or canned lentils as a base for this hearty lunch, and the sweet and tangy maple-mustard dressing will make it especially flavorful.
  • Cauliflower Cashew Lunch Bowl: These delicious bowls can be made ahead of time, with roasted cauliflower, toasted cashews, barley, and chickpeas tossed in honey-ginger vinaigrette.

More to Enjoy

  • Grilled Steak Bruschetta for Two: Grilled steak, arugula, blue cheese, and onion tomato jam, served on toasted Italian bread, may just be the most delicious thing you eat all week. Share the other piece with a friend, or save it for tomorrow’s lunch!
  • French Bread Pizza: Why wait for pizza night? This French bread pizza is ready to eat in 20 minutes.
  • Canned Tuna Fish Tacos: All you need to do for these delicious tuna tacos is to mix the sauce, heat the tuna briefly, and crisp the taco shells. They take mere minutes to make, and if you prefer, you can swap leftover flaked tuna for the canned tuna.
  • Fried Rice from Leftovers: Designed to use your leftover rice, this is a quick lunch that uses soy sauce and frozen stir-fry vegetables.
  • Apple Chicken Quesadillas: In just 25 minutes, tart apples, chicken, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, tomatoes, onions, and corn come together with flour tortillas for a twist on a classic.
  • 10-Minute White Bean Soup: You might not think soup is quick, but this recipe uses shelf-stable ingredients for a speedy lunch.
  • 10-Minute Taco Soup: Browned meat, canned beans and tomatoes, and fresh veggies come together quickly for delicious homemade soup in minutes.

Find Lunch at Busch’s

When you want a grocery store with everything you need to make delicious lunches in a hurry, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Busch’s Fresh Food Market. Since 1975, we’ve served customers in Michigan, first as a small business, and now as a privately held independent supermarket chain with 16 stores and over 1,400 associates. Proud to be mitten born and raised, we bring our customers local products grown and produced right here in Michigan. Our hometown local food market combines today’s emphasis on freshness and style with our traditional values, personal service, and wholesomeness. Everything in our stores, from fresh meat and produce to baked goods, beer, and wine, is chosen because of its superior ingredients and exceptional flavor. Shop Busch’s Fresh Food Market in-store or online at Buschs.com.