Ham Salad Wraps

For freshness, make these wraps on the day you plan to eat them rather than the night before

Wraps are less stodgier than traditional bread ‘sarnies and the added bonus is that you can include more filling in them. Ham Salad Wraps from the Hairy Dieters are just 325 calories and packed with pepper, lettuce, carrot and cucumber which should be enough to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

If you’re planning on taking these to work but can’t use your employer’s fridges due to Covid, put them in a cool or temperature-controlled bag with an ice pack to keep them nice and fresh before you’re ready to tuck in. Check out the Hairy Dieters’ ‘Eat for Life’ book to get the recipes for tuna and sweetcorn wraps and hot-smoked salmon wraps as well.

Recipe: Ham Salad Wraps  

Calories: 325 per wrap  

Serves: 2

Book: Hairy Dieters – Eat for Life

Prep time: Approx 15 minutes

Cooking time: n/a


  • 2 large flour tortillas or wraps (ideally white and wholemeal flour mixed)
  • 1 small romaine lettuce heart (trimmed and shredded)
  • 1 red pepper (deseeded and cut into thin sticks)
  • 160g cucumber (cut into thin sticks)
  • 1 medium carrot (peeled and coarsely shredded)
  • 4 slices of good-quality wafer-thin ham
  • 2 tbsp ready-made half-fat creamy dressing
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £1.53


Place the tortillas on a board and top them with half the shredded lettuce. Place the pepper and cucumber sticks down the middle of each tortilla, facing them in the same direction. Scatter the carrot over the top with the ham. Drizzle with the dressing, season and top with the rest of the lettuce.

Fold the bottom of each wrap inwards to stop the filling falling out, then roll up fairly tightly and wrap with foil or baking parchment if you’re not eating immediately. Chill until needed, but eat within 24 hours. If you’re taking these to work for a packed lunch, carry them with an ice pack to keep them cool and fresh.


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