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6 Recipes to Make Lunch Better (Than What You’re Eating Right Now)

Hey Big Tuna, your lunch deserves one of these recipes.

1. Grilled Fig Sandwiches with Pistachio Pesto and Balsamic-Grilled Onions

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This sandwich is an unbelievably tasty combination of warm crusty bread, savoury pistachio pesto, rich caramelized onion, peppery arugula, and sweet grilled figs.

2. The Perfect Kale Salad

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Get ready for baby kale, roasted yams, ancient grains, honeycrisp apple and crispy squash chips topped with toasted pumpkin seed dressing.

3. Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese with Maple-Marinated Apricots

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Chef Ned Bell’s recipe takes the best of the West Coast: wild Pacific smoked salmon, Canadian cheese and seasonal stone fruits. The maple marinated apricots are a play on a fruit ketchup, but fresh, quick and simple.

4. Spicy Chicken, Mango and Cucumber Salad

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Rotisserie chicken makes for a quick source of protein in this sweet and spicy salad.

5. Pea and Fava Beans with Mint and Pecorino on Toast

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This simple recipe comes together quickly and makes the most of fresh summer ingredients.

6. Maple-Sriracha Salmon with Grilled Peach Salad

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This salad topped with grilled salmon and Okanagan peaches, from F.I.S.H.‘s Jenice Yu, is the perfect summertime meal.

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