Be ready for the office with tasty five-minute, five-ingredient wrap recipes

MANY of us are gearing up to leave home and return to the office.

These five-minute, five-ingredient wrap recipes are perfect for packed lunches.

Smoked chicken ranch wrap

Smoked chicken breast is a great choice if you want to add some delicious smoky flavour to your salad without fussing around with lots of ingredients.

You can buy it from butchers, delis and supermarkets.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 wrap
  • Handful cos (romaine) lettuce, roughly torn
  • 100g smoked chicken breast, diced
  • 1 small celery stalk, diced
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • Ranch mayonnaise

METHOD:

  1. Top the wrap with all the ingredients.
  2. Roll up and secure.

Smoked salmon wrap

This wrap is a play on the classic smoked salmon bagel.

Herbed cream cheese will keep in your fridge for at least a week – so you can whip it up on the weekend for the week of lunches ahead.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 wrap
  • Herbed cream cheese
  • Handful of mixed baby greens
  • ½ short cucumber, sliced into thin ribbons
  • 70g smoked salmon
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced

METHOD:

  1. Spread the herbed cream cheese over the wrap.
  2. Top the wrap with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Roll up and secure.

Crunchy rainbow wrap

Here’s a wrap bursting with colour, flavour and vitality.

To save you the time of spiralising the vegetables, many supermarkets sell pre-spiralised and pre-mixed vegetables.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 sun-dried tomato wrap
  • 2 large handfuls of spiralised vegetables, such as carrot, beetroot and courgette
  • Small handful of parsley leaves
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Lemony tahini dressing

METHOD:

  1. Top the wrap with all the ingredients.
  2. Roll up and secure.

Chicken tandoori wrap

A delicious, tangy wrap with bursts of flavour from the fresh mango and yoghurt sauce.

If you prefer, this would also make a great salad – simply replace the wrap with rice, mix it all together and stir the sauce through just before serving.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 wrap
  • 120g shredded cooked chicken
  • Tandoori yoghurt sauce
  • ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ short cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¼ mango, sliced

METHOD:

  1. Toss the chicken in the tandoori yoghurt sauce.
  2. Top the wrap with all the ingredients.
  3. Roll up and secure.

Submarine wrap

This is a wrap version of a classic “sub” roll that uses a selection of deli meats, cheese, tomato and lettuce.

It packs all the flavour – but without the heaviness of so much bread.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 wrap
  • 3 slices each of mortadella, salami and ham
  • 2 slices of provolone cheese
  • 1 roma (plum) tomato, sliced
  • Handful of shredded cos (romaine) lettuce
  • Italian vinaigrette

METHOD:

  1. Top the wrap with all the ingredients.
  2. Roll up and secure.
  • The 5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Lunchbox by Alexander Hart (Smith Street Books, £14.99)

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