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Sandwich Wraps

Perfect homemade meals for anyone looking for an easy snack on the go, a way to use up leftovers, or some tasty new flavors for lunch or dinner.

Wraps have all the quickness and hand-held, utensil-free convenience of a sandwich while offering more variety than a sandwich.

Fusion for the Home Cook

Inspired by Mexico's tacos, France's crêpes, Vietnam's spring rolls, the Middle East's falafel, Greece's gyros, Armenia's aram sandwiches, Japan's sushi rolls and China's moo shu, wraps are a perfect example of everyday fusion food.

Don't be shy about crossing culinary borders to make new flavor combinations--the average wrap combines elements of more than one cuisine in every bite. Wrap teriyaki beef in a pita, curried chicken in a tortilla, or tuna salad in naan. Anything goes.

    The Wrap

    The most common and widely available flatbread to use for the wrapper is a tortilla. In addition to traditional flour tortillas, try herb, pesto, whole wheat, jalapeño, lemon, spinach, and tomato flavors.

    Try pita and naan breads, spring roll wrappers, or crêpes. Butterhead lettuce also works nicely for wrapping around fillings because the leaves are large and can fold without breaking.

    Flatbread recipes:

    Handy Wraps

    Besides adventure and variety, there is also the convenience factor: wraps are a complete and flavorful meal that can be held in one hand or rolled up in foil and stuffed in a lunch bag.

    Perhaps the best news of all for busy home cooks: wraps are a great way to use up leftovers. All those little containers of leftovers that aren't enough for another meal suddenly become a satisfying lunch when layered in flatbread and drizzled with a bit of sauce, such as salad dressing, barbeque sauce, salsa, peanut sauce, marinara, hoisin sauce, chutney, or teriyaki sauce.

    Breakfast wraps:

    Feb. 10, 2010 6:38 am
    I love sandwiches and wraps -- thank you for some great ideas. I'm so glad I found this article.
    Apr. 13, 2010 6:54 am
    I think the turkey wrap is going to be fabulous. I am making it tonight and will let you all know.
    Dec. 1, 2010 3:28 pm
    Don't forget 'Make Ahead Lunch Wraps'. They're on this site and are great!
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:30 pm
    Thanks a bunch for this article. :) School is starting back soon and I was thinking some wraps would be an easy lunch for me to take to school.
    Feb. 21, 2012 5:50 am
    Handy for busy boyfriends too!!
    Jun. 11, 2013 9:57 am
    can you come up with fruit wraps i only eat wraps and to make some with fruit flavor ones would be wonderful.thank you chrissy tenace.
    Feb. 1, 2014 4:20 pm
    Want to try something different. More healthier choice for my family. Looks like some great receipes. Cant wait to try.
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