When it comes to a kid’s lunch, sandwiches are the classic choice (or at least they were back in my day).
But slapping a few pieces of deli meat between two slices of bread can get boring for kids very quickly.
Why not switch it up with a veggie-packed wrap?
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The Hummus and Cucumber Lavash Roll-Up from ATK Kids’ Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook is just the thing to break out of a lunch-box rut.
Instead of starting with a wrap, we use lavash—a flatbread popular in Armenia and its neighboring countries. Store-bought lavash is often sold as 12-by-9-inch rectangles, but to make the roll-up manageable for kids, we cut the lavash in half (you can save the other half for another day). If you can’t find lavash, don’t stress—you can use a tortilla instead.
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To assemble the wrap, we toss sweet cherry tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then we then spread creamy hummus evenly over the lavash and top it with shredded romaine and the cucumber-tomato mixture before rolling it all up.
And that’s it! A 10-minute “salad” that kids should pick up with their hands.
Hummus-Cucumber Lavash Roll-Up
- ¼ cucumber, cut into ¼-inch pieces (¼ cup)
- 2 cherry tomatoes, cut into eighths
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Table salt and pepper
- 1 (12-by-9-inch) lavash, cut in half
- ¼ cup plain hummus
- ¼ cup shredded romaine lettuce
- Toss cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and oil together in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Lay one lavash half on clean counter with short edge of lavash parallel to counter edge (save other half for later use). Spread hummus evenly over lavash, leaving ½-inch border around edge. Arrange lettuce in even layer over bottom third of lavash, then top with cucumber-tomato mixture.
- Fold up bottom of lavash over filling, followed by sides. Hold ends of lavash and roll tightly into cylinder. Cut sandwich in half. Serve or pack in lunch box.
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