12 Easy Lunches You Can Make with Naan

updated Sep 21, 2020
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You’ve likely eaten naan at your favorite restaurant, picked up a fresh or frozen package of it at the grocery store, or made it at home. The tasty Indian flatbread is yeast-leavened and traditionally baked in a clay oven called a tandoor. The fluffy bread holds infinite potential in your kitchen — especially when it comes to changing up your lunch routine.

There are plenty of delicious ways to include it in your weekly meal plan. Here are 12 easy lunches to make with naan.

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Garlic Naan Flatbread 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.
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Curried 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.
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Naan Wraps with Homemade Cucumber Raita
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 finish it with a cool and creamy yogurt sauce.
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Individual BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Flatbread Pizzas
Try using store-bought naan here for a seriously satisfying lunch option.
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Grilled Yogurt Flatbreads with Israeli Salad
Start with store-bought naan and these flatbreads topped with hummus and a fresh cucumber-tomato salad come together in minutes.
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Beef Kofta with Tzatziki
For faster prep, try tossing the onion, garlic, ginger, and herb leaves for the kofta into a food processor and puréeing them into a paste, rather than chopping them.
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Grilled Pesto Chicken Flatbreads
Feel free to use leftover cooked chicken and bake these flatbreads in the oven to make them extra lunch appropriate.
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Quick and Easy Gyro Wraps
Crispy slices of thinly-shaved meat are wrapped in a pillowy flatbread, then drizzled with a cool and creamy sauce.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Make this slow cooker chicken over the weekend and you can rewarm and serve it with fluffy naan all week.
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Ranch Chicken Wraps
Here's another recipe where you can start with pre-cooked chicken. Just warm it on the stovetop or microwave and toss it with some of the dressing.
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Saag Paneer Pizza
If saag paneer is your go-to order at your favorite Indian restaurant, you'll love this playful twist.
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Easy Lamb Kefta
These lamb kefta can be served a number of ways, but folding then inside naan is definitely one of the best.
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