Summer Lunch Box Ideas

Summer Lunch Box Ideas

Perk up your lunches this summer holiday with one of our easy-to-assemble summer lunchbox salad ideas; a great healthy and cheap alternative whether you’re working from home or at the office or maybe having a special treat day out with your family.

smoked chicken nicoise salad

Pack your lunchbox full of fibre, protein and colourful vegetables to stay super healthy this summer and keep you feeling full of summer fun and energy all day long! It’s a great way to use up leftover seasonal vegetables from evening meals and to keep your lunchtime costs down you can use frozen or tinned vegetables in place of fresh.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Smoked Chicken Nicoise Lunchbox (above)

Boil 2 large eggs for 8 minutes and steam 125g green beans over the eggs for 2 mins, then drain and rinse everything in cold water.
Peel the eggs. Whisk together 2 tbsp olive oil with 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp dijon mustard.
Add the green beans, chunks of tomato, black olives and 2 chopped spring onions and toss.
Divide between 2 lunch boxes and top with some sliced Smoked Chicken, the boiled eggs and fresh oregano if you have any.  You could add in some delicious room temperature jersey royal potatoes if desired.

Smoked Mackerel & Beans Lunchbox

Rinse a tin of cannellini or butter beans
Mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar and ½ tsp horseradish cream in a bowl and season.
Toss together the beans, 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley and ¼ finely chopped red onion.
Divide between 2 lunchboxes then top each with a Smoked Mackerel fillet and a wedge of lemon.

Oak Roasted Salmon Asian Lunchbox

Steam 125g frozen peas, 125g frozen edamame beans and 125g chopped long-stemmed broccoli for 2 minutes, then rinse under cold water.
Mix together 1 tbsp groundnut oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil in a bowl.
Add the greens with 75g of Oak Roasted Salmon, 1 tbsp chopped pickled ginger, 1 finely chopped red chilli and ½ diced avocado.
Divide between 2 lunchboxes and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Leafy Vegetable Salad with Smoked Seeds (below)

Add together mixed leaves (baby spinach, rocket and iceberg) baby plum tomatoes, blueberries and pomegranate seeds .
Whisk together 2 tbsp olive oil with 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp dijon mustard.
Add any leftover cooked vegetables – squash, beetroot or sweet potato.
Sprinkle with Smoked Seeds.

smoked seeds spring salad

Remember all our smoked produce is cooked and ready-to-eat and freezes really well.

We hope you like our Summer Lunch Box Ideas!