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Sunshine Roll-Ups

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 half roll-ups
Nutrition Facts: View label


½ cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup minced onion (any type)
1 1/2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
2/3 cup mandarin orange segments (canned, drained and rinsed, or fresh)
2 medium (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
4 medium lettuce leaves, salad greens or microgreens


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In medium bowl, mix celery, onion, mayonnaise, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Gently mix in chicken and orange segments.
  4. Lay tortilla on clean cutting board or large plate.
  5. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each tortilla, trimming or moving leaves to keep them inside the tortilla.
  6. Place 1/2 the chicken mixture in the middle of the lettuce.
  7. Roll tortillas into a wrap and cut in half. Repeat with other tortilla, lettuce and rest of chicken mixture.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • No oranges? Use halved grapes or diced apples.
  • Instead of chicken, try using 1 cup cooked/drained garbanzo beans, or 1 cup of small tofu cubes.


I thought the garlic/soy/mayo spread would be too *strong* for a classroom of kids, but they all liked it! (Well, most of them did!).  We used the green, spinach tortillas for a St Patrick's Day treat.  Very festive and healthy too.

I made this recipe for my 3rd graders, and subbed garbanzo beans for the chicken. I thought it would be too strong of a flavor for kids, but they liked it. One problem with the beans is that they rolled out too much, so I'd suggest using larger tortillas and possibly mashing the beans a bit, but the recipe was great. I've made it at home a few times, and my family enjoys it.

Substituted orange pieces for mandarins and spinach for lettuce. Made 2 full size wraps. Tasty!

This is one of my family's favorites recipes! It's so tasty and versatile - we love it with chicken and garbanzo beans. We often use spinach instead of lettuce. Recently, we did not have tortillas and so made it as a salad - it was great!

We made these over Thanksgiving weekend with leftover turkey - tasty and so easy!

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