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Vegetarian lunches that don't need to be warm

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lastqueenofscotland Wed 26-Apr-17 20:42:34

I always used to take soup or leftovers in to work but my new job doesn't have a mincrowave.

Anyone have some ideas for nice stuff I can take that doesn't need to be hot?

Pouffealouffe Wed 26-Apr-17 20:45:42

How about making wraps with falafel and hummus or spinach and halloumi? Or you could make a couscous salad with roasted veg (squash, onion etc.) some spices and pine nuts... lots of things really!

PaperdollCartoon Wed 26-Apr-17 20:46:33

Nice salads with giant cous cous and pine nuts.
Pasta salads.

AdaColeman Wed 26-Apr-17 20:47:59

Cous-cous with peppers, cucumber, olives etc.

Gazpacho.

Vichyssoise.

Pasta salad.

Caponata.

inthekitchensink Wed 26-Apr-17 20:48:02

Orzo pasta at room temperature with roasted cherry tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls, olive oil, loads of fresh basil, salt & pepper - could eat this every day

AdaColeman Wed 26-Apr-17 21:23:33

Or invest in a thermos so you can still have your hot soup.

KitKat1985 Thu 27-Apr-17 12:26:32

I'm assuming you have access to a fridge? Things that I sometimes do are:
Quiche, salad and coleslaw.
Leftovers that don't necessarily need to be heated like leftover pasta. Or sometimes I cook noodles the night before and have cold noodles the nest day. Also if you cook veggie burgers or anything similar the night before they can work very well in a wrap the next day.
Bagels.
Cold pizza.

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 27-Apr-17 13:14:42

Frittata

C0untDucku1a Thu 27-Apr-17 13:17:18

Following

LilQueenie Thu 27-Apr-17 13:25:32

have you tried a food flask to keep meals warm.

Wormulonian Thu 27-Apr-17 19:40:46

This is a really good salad:
www.ottolenghi.co.uk/farro-and-roasted-red-pepper-salad-shop

I keep a couple of different pesto's in the cupboard for mixing in with pasta, toms, olives etc. I also try to roast or griddle up some veg and keep in the fridge for adding to leftover rice, quinoa, couscous, freekah etc.

If you toast nuts and/or seeds and take some in a small seperate container you can add them at lunch to the salad for great extra crunch and texture.

Mini Meze's are also good - e.g. some hummous and crudites, a stuffed pepper and a bean salad.

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