Welcome back to Commuter Tales! To help ease the #struggle of deciding what to pack for lunch, we're starting a spinoff series—Recipe of The Week. This week, we're bringing it back to basics and putting a twist on an elementary school lunch: deli meat or cheese roll-ups. It's really quite simple, sliced deli meat and cheese with any fillers you love. Here are three of my favorite lunchtime roll ups:
A-B-C, 1-2-3, Turkey-Lettuce-Mustard—all easy as can be. I love to add avocado slices for a little extra protein (that means fuller longer), and they're delicious. You simply lay out the lettuce, put a slice (or two) of turkey on top of that, a smear of mustard (or another spread), a slice of avocado, and roll it up! I usually make 4-6 for a perfectly filling lunch.
I have been partial to the salami and cream cheese combo since I was little. Now, I spice it up with the crunch of a fresh yellow, orange, or red pepper (and scallions if I have them at home). Salty salami, creamy cheese, crunchy pepper, and a tangy scallion make for a mouthful of delicious flavor.
Thinly sliced cucumber filled with roasted red peppers, hummus, and feta is perfect for our vegetarian Influencers. I try to go meat-free a few times a week to mix it up. Let the Mediterranean flavors swoop you away to a happy place at lunchtime.
Which one are you going to try first?