6 Simple Recipes to Roll in a Tortilla Slideshow
April 18, 2013
Black Bean and Guacamole Wrap
There are no words to describe how much we love avocados (click here to see how serious our obsession is), and this lunch wrap from Aromatic Cooking does our favorite food justice. Use flat-out bread or a whole-wheat tortilla, add guacamole, cooked black beans, chile flakes, Greek yogurt, or sour cream, and add whatever veggies you have around — the recipe recommends broccoli or asparagus. We recommend roasting the broccoli in the oven to add a crispy texture to the wrap.
Coconut Curry Chicken Wrap
All of our favorite Thai flavors wrapped into one tortilla: coconut milk, curry, and peanuts. If you’re not a fan of coconut, don’t go anywhere. Even those who hate coconut (in our opinion, it’s a ruiner of chocolate cake) like Thai dishes made with coconut milk — lots of curry dishes are made with it. The taste is much more subdued than if you were eating raw flakes of the fruit. This wrap from Whole Foods Market coats shredded chicken in a mix of coconut milk, Thai green curry paste, cilantro, carrots, green onions, and peanuts, and then adds the chicken mixture — plus some lettuce — to a tortilla. This is a lunch wrap masterpiece as far as we’re concerned.
Vegan Hummus Spiral Wrap
Who needs cheese or meat when you have hummus? This vegan wrap from Lunchbox Bunch uses roasted red pepper hummus, shredded carrots, baby spinach, a tiny bit of lemon juice, edamame soy beans, avocado slices, and pepper. We love how the edamame soy beans add a nice crunch to complement the creamy hummus. Another great thing about this wrap: It only has 220 calories, has zero fat, and packs 8 grams of protein.
Cranberry Cherry Chicken Wrap
Want a wrap with a kick? This Southwestern-style wrap from the Menu Musings blog rolls together Southwestern seasoned chicken breast strips, sun-dried tomatoes, cherry cranberry pecan mix (which packs a powerful crunch), nonfat Greek yogurt, lettuce and tarragon vinegar in multigrain flatbread. Great for a prepacked lunch and estimated at around 325 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, and 35.5 grams of protein.
Turkey Wrap with Cucumber Cream Cheese
This is the recipe that first got us experimenting with cream cheese (low-fat!) on wraps — so good! Rachael Ray’s turkey wrap with cucumber cream cheese is incredibly simple to make — just chopped cucumber, softened cream cheese, and turkey on a tortilla — and is perfect for a brown-bag lunch during the week. Use whole-wheat wraps for extra fiber.