Not Sad Desk Lunch

When in Doubt, Throw on Herbs

By • June 11, 2013 • 5 Comments

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As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today, Kenzi lets a handful of herbs do the lunchtime legwork for her.

Kenzi's Salad

Kenzi says:
This is the story of how I douse everything in fresh herbs -- last night's potato salad was no different. Here: potatoes, breakfast radishes, asparagus, and every herb that I could manage to pluck from my (tiny) windowsill garden, all on a pretty Heath plate from the Food52 kitchen. This whole situation marinated in the fridge overnight, which kind of pickled the little radishes. Happy lunch, happy accident. 

Join us in our campaign to end sad desk lunches by sharing your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag! We'll be regramming and retweeting our favorites.

Tags: Not Sad Desk Lunch, lunch, potato salad, herbs, asparagus, radishes, kenzi, work lunch

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Comments (5)


almost 2 years ago CravingSomethingHealthy

So pretty and healthy! I'm an "herbie" too. Recently discovered your site, and am a new follower - Love it!


almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thank you -- and welcome to our community!


almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

This is like my dream lunch. Thanks, Kenzi!


almost 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Next time I'll share!


almost 2 years ago Marian Bull

Hard boiled eggs are such a lunchtime secret weapon. Also I can vouch for how tasty this was because I stole some of it.