It’s time to punch up your lunch. Lose the bread and layer the flavor with these easy yet manly wraps that will break you out of your carb-heavy, lackluster sandwich rut. It’s how we roll.
HOISIN PORK SUMMER ROLL
A pork-centric take on the summer roll
Directions: Spread sriracha and hoisin sauce on prepared Vietnamese rice paper. Layer with precooked carnitas (available at Trader Joe’s), julienned scallions and thinly sliced kirby cucumbers tossed with rice vinegar, salt and sugar. Roll tightly.
The BLT goes to Japan
Directions: On a sheet of nori, press a thin layer of cooked white rice. Spoon wasabi mayo (one teaspoon wasabi powder dissolved in one teaspoon water and mixed with half a cup of mayonnaise) down the center, then layer with chopped cooked bacon, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Roll tightly.
A portable version of a Greek salad
Directions: In a whole wheat wrap, layer diced cooked chicken breast, shredded romaine lettuce, crumbled feta cheese, kalamata olives, julienned red bell peppers and thinly sliced red onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Roll tightly.