10 Easy Lunches You Can Make with Naan

10 Easy Lunches You Can Make with Naan

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Jessica Fisher
Aug 10, 2017
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Naan is a tasty Indian flatbread that's gaining popularity worldwide. Whether you make it at home or buy it at the store, there are plenty of ways to include it in your weekly meal plan. Here are 10 easy lunches to make with naan.

1. Fill naan like a wrap.

Fill naan bread with seasoned lamb, lettuce, onion, and a cooling cucumber sauce for a simple meal that comes together in under 30 minutes. Freeze extra meat filling so you can repeat the process next week.

Get the recipe: Naan Wraps with Homemade Cucumber Raita

2. Make naan into a pizza.

Naan makes the perfect substitute for pizza dough, and it's infinitely tastier than those pre-baked pizza "shells" you find at the store. Spread on your favorite sauce, toppings, and cheese, and place it under the broiler.

3. Put an egg on it.

In her Kitchen Counter Cooking School, Kat Flinn recommends loading tortillas with your favorite sauce, greens, veggies, and cheeses, and then cracking an egg over the top. The same can be done with naan bread to great results. Place it under the broiler to cook the egg to your desired doneness for a quick and delicious lunch.

4. Go for the tomato and cheese classic.

What's more comforting than a bowl of piping-hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich? When that grilled cheese is made on naan bread! For added oomph, brush the top of the sandwich with garlic butter before serving.

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5. Pile egg salad on naan.

Not only is egg salad filling and comforting, but it's also incredibly easy and affordable to make. Pile it high on naan for a quick and delicious lunch.

Get the recipe: Curried Egg Salad on Naan

8. Make a naan-wich.

I dare you to find a sandwich filling that won't work in naan. It's practically perfect in almost every way — especially when you whip up some homemade falafel and roasted veggies. Mmmmm.

Get the recipe: Spicy Falafel and Roasted Veggie Naan-wich

9. Make a panini with naan.

Naan makes a great substitute for rolls and bread in paninis. Layer on your favorite sliced cheeses, meats, and sautéed veggies, and get them in the press.

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8. Make Naan-chos.

The ever-versatile naan can be sliced into wedges and then baked or fried for a crunchy alternative to tortilla chips. Layer on your favorite toppings and dig in.

Get the recipe: Naan Nachos

9. Let naan fill in on Taco Tuesday.

If you can make pizza with naan, surely you can use it to make tacos too. Mix up your favorite taco fillings and get filling.

Pro tip: Make sure you warm the naan prior to serving; it will fold and bend more easily without breaking.

10. Get your grill on.

Naan can play a role in your next backyard BBQ when it pinch hits for the burger buns. Reimagine your favorite Indian flavors into burgers like a Tandoori chicken patty topped with yogurt sauce and tucked into naan.

Get the recipe: Tandoori Chicken Burgers

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