Spice Up Your Lunch Routine with Curry Sandwiches

Spice Up Your Lunch Routine with Curry Sandwiches

Putting together something new for lunch always feels like a treat to me. Lunch is usually the meal that is most optional in my life, and is given very little attention. Usually I eat leftovers from a previous day’s dinner, or I skate by on yogurt and granola or cheese and a hard boiled egg. Purposing to make something to be eaten at lunch time is rare, but I should do it more often, because it’s so satisfying!

These are incredibly simple, 10 minute preparations, that are big on flavor, perfect for packing. They work great for hosting a casual lunch, or you could make them in miniature for a shower or tea party.

Curried Turkey, Apple and Watercress Sandwich

Spice Up Your Lunch Routine with Curry Sandwiches

This Curried Turkey, Apple and Watercress Sandwich is so fresh and layered with flavor. Easily swap the watercress for arugula which is easier to find. You can locate a good mango chutney at Trader Joe’s. Otherwise possibly in the fine meat and cheese area of your grocer, or in the ethnic food aisle.

Curried Tuna Salad

This recipe for Curried Tuna Salad is my favorite way to eat canned tuna. Have it on bread or with crackers, or even lettuce boats would be nice. If you enjoy canned tuna, you’ll love this.


  • 5 oz solid tuna in water, drained well
  • 1/4 of a red apple such as honeycrisp, diced small
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons golden or brown raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together. If mixture looks a little dry, add equal parts yogurt and mayo until you get the right consistency.
  1. Serve with crackers, or atop mixed greens, bread, naan or in lettuce boats.

(Serves 1-2)

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  1. these are sooooo helpful! lunch is my worst – like it’s 3:37 right now in CA and I forgot it and now I have a headache and so wish I had made this curry mango thing. BUT Trader Joe lives across my street and so I will go soon. Very soon. Thank you. Let’s be friends!

      1. I got right up and sliced a whole avocado and popped in some fresh baby tomatoes. trust me – I had a big brunch – friends expected at 10:30 didn’t get here til 11 and stayed til almost one. yes. I had sustenance – funny enough – oven died last week and I forgot and made a frittata for this morning – whoops! so I tried out the combo convection/microwave oven and it worked – no time for muffins, so served these gals cinnamon bagels toasted w/ brie – they were happy. enough about my food today. I love reading cooking and devouring.

  2. I’d like to post this blog on my site late Sept on my Feast on Friday – is that okay ?- I’ll start it out on Welcome Heart – maybe add another sandwich idea,(maybe not) and send readers over here – good idea? – looking at Sept. 22.

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