The term “wrap” is vague. Is it veggie-filled, protein-packed, or a lettuce wrap? Are the flavors Asian or Western? But that’s the great thing about it! Be as creative as possible and stuff your wrap with your favorite flavors and ingredients in the proportions and ways you want to.
Thus, there’s an endless spectrum of wrap types. But they all share similar qualities: portable, delicious, and fantastic with various side dishes! Indeed, just as limitless as the wrap types themselves, there are many sides for wraps. However, here are 13 options you can start with!
Coleslaw is so quick and easy to make. Thus, it is one of the safest and most recommended side dish options for a wrap. However, it’s still as delicious as any other more complex recipe. It’s a fantastic blend of creamy, sweet, cool, and crisp flavors, especially when you follow this recipe. Such a blend of flavors also suits it for a wide range of wraps!
2. Pasta Salad
Besides exciting flavors and textures, pasta salad offers impressive benefits as it has carbs and veggies in one bowl! Some recipes even include meat, hence protein, but this one does not. Instead, it uses rotini, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, and more. However, if it isn’t to your taste, consider a macaroni salad, which is, technically, still a pasta salad. It’s perfect for a refreshing feel!
3. Potato Salad
For every kind of wrap, there’s always a potato side dish or two that would suit it, whether French fries, chips, roasted, boiled, or like this recipe, a salad. It’s creamy, refreshing, and chunky; thus, it’s most recommended for the summer season or hot days. That cool feel results from chilling in the fridge before serving, so you need to make this one in advance.
Garden salads are highly suggested with wraps, especially protein-rich ones like chicken wraps. That’s because these salads are light and healthy, filling in the nutritional gaps of meaty wraps. Moreover, it’s convenient! Even if this recipe has a list of veggies, you can switch or swap them for whatever you have on hand, or rather, what you got from your garden. Thus, it’s personal and customizable!
Another refreshing option is fresh corn salad! It’s incredibly juicy because, besides the corn kernels, it has cucumbers and tomatoes. These three are combined with onions, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and parsley for more complex flavors. If you want, you can also search for a Mexican-style corn salad to add some heat to the mix! You can also serve corn on a cob instead of a salad.
If you need a unique salad with many layers of flavor and texture, try this beet salad. Aside from the bright red, earthy beets, it has baby arugula, feta cheese, pecans, and dried cranberries. Each element has a unique taste and texture. All those come together in the salad. Furthermore, they’re tossed in an incredibly tangy balsamic vinaigrette to tie everything together.
Like the beet salad, this caprese salad has a touch of balsamic flavors. But that’s where the similarities end. Instead of beets, leaves, and nuts, this salad only has mozzarella, tomato, and basil. All three must be present; otherwise, it won’t be a caprese salad. Moreover, they’re tossed in garlic-herb dressing. Thus, the result is a fantastic blend of creamy, salty, tangy, herby, and juicy flavors.
There are many Mexican-style style wraps, and they would surely love having pico de gallo on the side. Also known as fresh salsa, this side dish is packed with refreshing, tangy, and spicy flavors. Although the juicy tomatoes and spicy jalapenos are the most apparent ingredients, there’s more to it. It also has onions, lime juice, cilantro, black pepper, oregano, and cumin, which all contribute subtle flavors.
Besides salsa, you can have many more Mexican side dishes with wraps. For instance, this guacamole is perfect for those who want creamy and fruity flavors. Its central element is avocado; hence, it has a bright, verdant color. However, lime juice, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, and sea salt are also in the mix. Thus, it’s a complex of sweet, tangy, garlicky, and spicy tastes.
Soups are a welcome addition to sandwiches and wraps. However, the most popular choice among many flavors is tomato soup because of its creamy, heartwarming, and tangy flavors. This recipe is as delicious as any other similar soup. Still, by incorporating fresh basil, there’s an added complexity to the taste profile. Besides the basils and tomatoes, it has olive oil, garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
Besides tomatoes, you can use other veggies or ingredients to make a perfect comfort dish with your wrap. One such veggie is butternut squash, which is creamy and sweet, especially when its sugars are caramelized from roasting. The bright yellow color also pops out to the eyes, enticing you to dip or sip. Interestingly, this dish does not have cream, despite the thick and creamy consistency!
12. Veggie Platter
If you’re not ready to fire up the stove or oven, that’s alright! You can follow this recipe, which only needs a chopping board and knife. Within minutes, you have a fresh veggie tray of celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other fave treats. You can add blanched or pickled goodies too! Then, serve it with many choice dips, like ranch or avocado.
Individual roasted vegetables, like asparagus, broccoli, or brussels sprouts, are terrific with wraps. But if you want to avoid choosing, why not roast them all? With this roasted vegetable recipe, you have broccoli, mushroom, squash, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion all in one try. The flavorings and seasonings are kept simple, i.e., only olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Thus, the veggies’ caramelized flavors stand out!