Brighten up your lunch break with this delicious gluten-free hummus turkey wrap. This healthy sandwich is an easy, delicious lunch that packs well for a day at work!
I’m a food blogger who’s worked from home for over a decade and by FAR, the hardest meal for me is lunch. I have a great routine around breakfast, I pretty much always have a dinner planned, but for whatever reason, I really struggle to consistently have a solid lunch planned ahead!
If I don’t plan ahead, it’s easy to find myself roaming the pantry and fridge for little bits and bobs, rather than eating a truly satisfying, nourishing lunch. In the last couple of years I’ve been focusing on including plenty of protein and fiber in my lunches, and it’s been a really great practice for me to focus on some variety.
This easy turkey hummus wrap is a perfect example–it’s an easy, healthy lunch that doesn’t take much time or fuss. *And it helps me with my hummus fix!* Plus, it’s a perfect lunch for packing if you need a healthy lunch for work!
The measurements are very fluid, but are some of my favorite ingredients to put in my turkey wrap lately…
Simple Ingredients To Get Started
- A Gluten-Free Tortilla. First, you’ll need a gluten-free wrap or gluten-free tortilla. I have good luck with Mission brand gluten-free flour tortillas, or Siete wraps, but there are brown rice wraps and quinoa wraps you can also keep an eye out for!
- Hummus. Choose your favorite flavor of store-bought or homemade hummus! I love lemon hummus or red pepper hummus especially, but there are so many great flavors to choose from at the grocery store these days!
- Turkey Slices. Thinly sliced deli meat works best. I love to get it thinly sliced at the deli counter for best results.
- Fresh Veggies. This is a great chance to clean out the produce bin in your fridge! Today, I’m using tomato slices, bell pepper, cucumbers, and avocado. It’s a delicious combo, but don’t miss more ideas to try below!
- Greens. Spring mix, baby spinach, or your favorite lettuce! (Arugula, romaine, etc.)
- Vinegar or Vinaigrette. Another little flavor secret. I love to add just a tiny sprinkle of red wine vinegar or a vinaigrette for extra flavor.
- Salt & Pepper. A secret to a really great sandwich is seasoning! Adding a sprinkle of salt & pepper to the veggies elevates all the delicious flavors!
How To Make These Gluten-Free Turkey Wraps, Step By Step:
- Consider Heating Your Wrap. If your tortilla or wrap is cold, I recommend warming it up on a plate for 10-15 seconds. A warm or room temperature tortilla is much easier to work with (especially when it’s gluten-free!)
- Spread With Hummus. Then, spread a thin layer of hummus across the whole tortilla, leaving just 1/4 inch or so border at the edges.
- Layer Turkey & Veggies. For easy wrapping, I build my sandwich by placing the slices of turkey near one side of the tortilla (I usually use the right side). Place tomato slices, bell peppers, carrots, or other thin veggies on top of the turkey. Season with a sprinkle of salt & pepper.
- Add Greens. Next to the turkey, place the salad greens in the center of the tortilla. Drizzle with red wine vinegar or vinaigrette, if desired.
- Roll Up Your Wrap. To start, fold the top and bottom ends of the tortilla in toward the center of the wrap. Then, roll, starting at the turkey side, rolling over the greens (use your fingers to tuck them in!) and finishing at the other side (that’s just hummus).
- Finish, Then Pack & Serve. To finish, cut the wrap in half with a serrated knife, if desired, and enjoy right away. Or, pack in an airtight container for lunch.
More Toppings To Try
All of the measurements in this recipe are pretty subjective and loose. Depending on the size of your wrap, or your taste buds, you can absolutely add more or less of certain ingredients. You can also mix things up with one of these other sandwich fillings:
- Peperoncini peppers (banana peppers)
- Pickles – I’m a sucker for pickles! Dill pickles, bread & butter pickles, you name it!
- Olives – Kalamata olives, sliced black olives, or green olives are delicious with hummus.
- Other Greens – Baby spinach, romaine lettuce, and arugula can all be delicious!
- Cheese – slices of pepper jack, cheddar, Monterey Jack, provolone cheese, or even crumbles of feta cheese would all be delicious.
- Onion – Thinly sliced red onion adds a sharp bite
- Red Bell Pepper – Thinly sliced bell peppers can be gorgeous and add a satisfying crunch
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Hummus Turkey Wrap:
Can I Make These For Meal Prep? These hummus turkey wraps will easily keep for a day, but I don’t recommend them for much longer than that, since the tortilla can get a bit soggy with time.
Can I Make Turkey Hummus Pinwheels Instead? Sure! If you want to turn this wrap into hummus turkey pinwheels, simply cut the wrapped sandwich into thinner sections with a serrated knife at the end. (Instead of cutting it into halves, cut the wrap into 5-6 slices instead.)
Tricks For Wrapping Your Tortilla
It might seem simple, but rolling a wrap sandwich can be trickier than building one on bread! A few tricks can make it easier:
- Larger Tortillas Are Easier to wrap than small ones. Unfortch, lots of gluten-free tortillas are smaller than a regular flour tortilla. Siete makes a burrito-sized gluten-free tortilla that works well, or you can look for the larger gluten-free tortillas from La Tortilla Factory.
- Warm The Tortilla, If Needed. A warm or room temperature tortilla will be more flexible than one cold from the fridge. Warm the tortilla to at least room temperature before starting!
- Cover The Whole Wrap With Hummus. To start, make sure that your hummus is covering the entire wrap/tortilla to the edges. (Leave just a tiny border at the edges for wrapping.) The creamy hummus will act as a sort of “glue” to hold the wrap together.
- Work With 2/3 Of The Wrap. Place the turkey on the right side of the tortilla, with the veggies. You only want to put toppings on 2/3 of the tortilla, leaving the last 1/3 with JUST hummus. (This will help the wrap fold and stay together better!)
- Pack The Greens In The Middle. The lettuce or greens is definitely the most unwieldy part of rolling a wrap, but putting the greens in the center can make it easier to tuck them in.
- Roll From The Meat Side. Again, starting at the meat side, then covering the greens in the middle, and finishing with the hummus-only side will make it easier to wrap.
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