Fresh lunches to satisfy your tastebuds

Fresh lunches to satisfy your tastebuds

Winc For Home – WIP Newsletter – Monday 15 February 2021

Gone are the days of settling for the same old cafe sandwiches and takeaway sushi rolls. While working from home, we are all about fresh and healthy meals that will boost your energy and are easy to make! To make your day even better, we reached out to our resident Winc chefs to share their favourite lunch recipes. Happy cooking!

Garlic Prawn Salad

Chef: Helena from Sales

Why this dish? This fresh, tangy lunch is perfect for the summertime. Prawns, garlic and crunchy salad topped off with a healthy dose of homemade dressing – what could be better?

Recipe: Serves 2


  • 500g prawn cutlets
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt & cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs finely chopped flat leaf parsley


  • 200g baby spinach or kale leaves
  • Handful of chopped walnuts
  • 30g Parmesan cheese – shaved


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Melt ghee in moderately hot pan and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add finely chopped spring onion and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add prawns and sauté for 5-6 minutes until cooked – add a splash of white wine if you wish!
  4. Season with salt & pepper and add chopped parsley.
  5. Combine your salad dressing until emulsified and toss through the salad ingredients.
  6. Plate salad and top with garlic prawns.
  7. Season with extra black pepper and enjoy!

Image: Garlic Prawn Salad

Avo Smash

Chef: Joel from Design

Why this dish? If you like a meal that’s simple, healthy (and a little bit fancy) but quick and easy to make, you’ll love this one. Fresh avocado, fluffy eggs and rich feta cheese. Yes please!

Recipe: Serves 1

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (we suggest sourdough, multigrain or rye)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar for poaching
  • 1 small avocado
  • 40g feta cheese
  • 1/2 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Scoop avocado into a medium sized bowl and add lime juice. Mash with a fork until just combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Poach eggs by bringing a large pot of water to boil, then reducing the heat. Add 1 tbsp white vinegar, stir to create a vortex then gently drop one egg into the middle. Remove after three minutes and gently dab with a paper towel to remove excess water. Repeat with second egg.
  3. Toast bread slices until golden.
  4. To serve, spread the avocado mixture evenly onto both slices of bread. Add poached egg and top with crumbled feta. Enjoy!

Image: Avo Smash

Smoked Salmon Bagels

Chef: Lana from Merchandising

Why this dish? Foolproof, filling and a fantastic energy booster, this smoked salmon bagel recipe is the final (and simplest) recipe we’re sharing with you today. The best part? No cooking required!

Recipe: Serves 1

  • 2 bagels, halved
  • 115g softened cream cheese
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 4 sprigs of rocket leaves to garnish
  • Ground black pepper to taste

  1. Toast bagels until golden brown.
  2. Spread cream cheese evenly on each slice then add smoked salmon and ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with a few sprigs of rocket leaves and dig in!

Image: Smoked salmon bagel