With the end of the summer fast approaching (boo!), my thoughts are turning away from summer salads and BBQs, and back to weeknight dinners, make-ahead meals and lunch boxes. But the thought of once again eating lunch at work or school doesn鈥檛 need to fill you with dread 鈥 tortilla roll-ups are just the thing to keep your lunch box exciting! In the past, I鈥檝e filled my tortilla roll-ups with all kinds of flavor combinations, but this time, I went with a classic: pizza! Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and some of my favorite pizza toppings like black olives and fresh basil. Endlessly adaptable!

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Ingredients:
Serves 3
3 large flour tortillas

3 Tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup black olives

鈥 small bunch fresh basil leaves

salt

black pepper

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Instructions:

1. Take a large tortilla and spread tomato paste on top.

2. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the entire tortilla.

3. Add your choice of pizza toppings. I used black olives and fresh basil.

4. Tightly roll the tortilla, then repeat with the remaining ingredients.

5. Cut into pieces, and serve.

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Take a large tortilla and spread tomato paste evenly on top.

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Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the entire tortilla.

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Add your choice of pizza toppings 鈥 I used black olives and fresh basil. Just make sure you don鈥檛 use anything too bulky, or the roll-ups won鈥檛 hold together properly.

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Tightly roll the tortilla, then repeat with the remaining ingredients.

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Cut into pieces, and serve. If your tortilla roll-ups aren鈥檛 holding together too well, just secure each one with a cocktail stick. I find some combinations hold together better than others!

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And that鈥檚 all there is to it! These pizza tortilla roll-ups come together in just a couple of minutes, and they鈥檙e perfect for popping in a lunch box. Feel free to experiment with the fillings. Try a Tex-Mex version with guacamole and black beans. Or, perhaps a super creamy version, with cream cheese and cooked spinach. The options are endless!

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What鈥檚 your favorite easy lunch box filler? Share your ideas on Twitter @BritandCo!

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