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Cashew Ginger Chicken Wrap

I used to live close to this build your own salad place, which was locally owned and very hip. It had bright yellow green walls, big huge windows and modern light fixtures, and, amidst all the hustle and bustle, it quickly became the place to see and be seen in the neighborhood.

It was an easy place to grab a meal when, because of renovations in my house, I didn’t have water or even a kitchen, so I was usually seen wearing paint splattered clothes and work boots as I ordered my salad. The green walls did not help that look along, I can assure you. But the salads were easy (if expensive) and way better for me than fast food. After a few weeks, though, I couldn’t help but wonder how a place could charge $11 for a salad that probably cost them less than a dollar to make, in a fancy box.

Oh, how I wish there was flatbread back then! I could have kept a cooler in the dining room and made my own flatbread wraps without having to spend a mint on salads I could have easily made at home, while under construction. With flatbread, I could have revolutionized the menu of the home under construction.

Alas, now there is flatbread, and now I have a kitchen and running water, thank goodness.

This was one of my favorite menu items at this place. I added the cashews, because I think they charged extra for those, and turned it into a wrap. Enjoy!

Amy at Flatout

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Cashew Shrimp Wrap

A perfect summer flatbread wrap, if ever there was one! This wrap is packed with tons of crisp cool veggies and spicy curry shrimp, the ideal lunch or dinner when the weather is blazing and you want something light but interesting to eat.

Lightly dressed ribbon-cut veggies make good options in place of rice noodles in this spring roll inspired meal. In fact, if you have a vegetable noodler, by all means make it work for you here. (I’m waiting to find one at a rummage sale! Someone is bound to get rid of one sooner or later.)

Nuoc cham is the key to this wrap, and a basic one can be found here if you feel like making your own, otherwise store bought is just fine too. Or perhaps you have some left over from last night’s bun, in which case I would applaud your thriftiness!

The last time I made this wrap to bring into work, my co-workers eyeballed it, and, one by one, came up and asked me where the new lunch place was. It makes a delicious first impression, so they were a little jealous that I made it myself, and they couldn’t buy another one that day for their own lunch. I promised that I would share my recipe, though, and after some tweaking and adjusting, here it is. Take that, officemates; the secret is out!

Now that you have the recipe, you can be as stingy or as generous with it as you like. Just make it often, and enjoy!

-Amy at Flatout

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