These filling Vegan Wraps are healthy, easy to make and packed with tasty, plant-based ingredients. Make them for work or school lunch and you won’t get hungry ’til dinner!
Vegan Wraps for Work Lunch
Getting fed up with salads for lunch but don’t want all that bread in a sandwich? Welcome to the world of wraps. This one has it all. A whole wheat tortilla filled with beans for protein, tomatoes for acid, briny olives, the freshness of spinach and the creamy finish of hummus. Oh, there’s so much to love.
This wrap is all about successful flavor combinations. You expect the roasted eggplant to be the dominant flavor but it’s really all about the lemony kale, herby parsley and the mint leaves. The whole thing together just pops alive in your mouth. It’s also just about the easiest meal to make and assemble.
If you’re a vegan unfamiliar with chickpea salad, then here’s your wake up call. It’s so insanely easy to make! Canned chickpeas and avocado get mushed together with all sorts of tasty ingredients like mustard, vegan mayo, red onions and jalapeños. Spread it on a tortilla and wrap it up. That’s a satisfying lunch that even omnivores will adore.
Need a gluten-free wrap option? It’s here and it has those fresh and vibrant flavors of Greek food. A collard leaf works wonders as a wrap. Inside you’ll find lemony quinoa, veggies and tzatziki sauce all mingled together to create the perfect, craveable balance. So next time you need your Greek fix, you’ll know what to do.
If you haven’t already discovered pre-pressed tofu, it’s a total culinary game changer. In this recipe for BBQ tofu wraps, you just take the tofu out of the package, slice it up and get ready for breading. The cornflake coating makes the tofu extra crispy so they can stand up to the BBQ sauce. Three cheers for pre-pressed tofu!
Vegan Portobello mushroom shawarma? What will they think of next? You start by marinating the mushrooms with a fragrant spice-laden olive oil. Then there’s a two-fold oven technique of baking the mushrooms followed by broiling them. Wrap them up in a warm pita, pile on the crunchy veggies and add a tangy yogurt sauce. That’s what I call lunch.
From across the room, while you’re devouring your vegan lunch, it’ll look like you’re eating a steak wrap. No! It’s actually a roasted veggie and quinoa wrap. Roasted red pepper hummus holds together all of the mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. There’s also quinoa for substance and romaine lettuce for a crunchy freshness.
Who wants a Buffalo chickpea wrap? Yes, you heard right. Chickpeas are the perfect vegan vessel to drench in that delicious sauce. Add them to a wrap with some crunchy fresh veggies and a ranch sauce—now that’s a lunch you’ll want to make again and again. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
When you’re rushing around in the morning, there’s barely time to think about breakfast. Handle it the night before and make yourself a vegan breakfast burrito. This protein-packed meal uses spiced extra-firm tofu as its base but adds avocado, tomatoes, red onions and black beans. Perfect to grab as you go out the door.
Have you ever tried to eat a salad in the car? Take it from me, it can get messy and a little hazardous. That’s why this recipe brilliantly rolls up a salad packed with superfoods like brown rice, quinoa and veggies into an easy to consume wrap. The world is now a safer and more delicious place.
In the summertime, everyone’s eating BBQ sandwiches topped with coleslaw. What’s a vegan to do? Simple. Slather some tempeh slices with BBQ sauce, bake them and then make them the star of a delicious wrap. Yours can have coleslaw and extra sauce just like theirs. Who’s eating healthy without missing any flavor now?
12. Jackfruit Gyros
I love recipes where you make the main component the night before, like you do here with the jackfruit. An overnight rest allows the spices time to enhance the flavor. Then, the next day, it’s ready to assemble. In no time, I’m savoring my Middle Eastern-inspired jackfruit gyros. Thank you, past-self, for thinking ahead.
There are so many versions of vegan wraps. This one’s a little different because it uses an olive oil and spice roasted potato as its base. Creamy and earthy, just add some BBQ sauce and greens and then wrap it all up like Christmas! Boom! Potatoes aren’t just for side dishes any more.
It’s been said that a colorful diet is a healthy diet. This wrap has got you covered in the rainbow department. For simplicity, make the falafel and the hummus the day before. Then, the next day, assemble as many wraps as you need. Don’t be shy — these are so good that you’ll probably wish you’d made more.
Ah, a question for the ages — when does a taco become a wrap? The answer may very well be found in this recipe. Walnut meat stands in for ground meat, creating a vegan delight. Olives bring on the saltiness and salsa brings the flavor. Vegan cream cheese then seals the deal. If there’s no tortilla, it must be a wrap.
Yes, this wrap has lemon-marinated kale, white beans and rice — all perfectly delicious in their own right. But the undisputed star of the show is the avocado-cilantro-chimichurri-type sauce. Cool and creamy, it ties everything together into a healthy meal that you will still be craving a long time after.
Asian-inspired flavors work so well in a wrap. This ginger peanut tofu wrap is a perfect example. The tofu gets all nice and crispy in the skillet. After it cools, it goes right into the wrap which is covered in the yummiest ginger peanut sauce known to humankind. Crunchy veggies finish everything out for a complete meal experience.
Let’s establish right off that I’m a chickpea salad lover. When I saw sauerkraut involved in a chickpea salad wrap, I was alarmed. Will it overpower my precious chickpea salad? The answer — no! The flavors are a perfect match! The sharpness of the sauerkraut plays off of the creamy earthiness of the chickpea. You gotta try it!
A lot of people would be skeptical of matching avocados and sweet potatoes together in a wrap. It turns out that these strange bedfellows have been secret BFFs all along. You’ll be amazed at how well the flavors pair together — so amazed, in fact, you’ll be a convert for sure.
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