Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wraps three ways

When it comes to wraps there are endless possibilities. Today I was inspired to try three different kinds using three of the foods I have been itching to make: sun-dried tomato pesto, chipotle avocado cole slaw and pine nut rosemary spread. using these three things i created three very unique and delicious wraps.

First I made the pesto.....

Spinach and sun-dried tomato pesto

Ingredients :
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup fresh basil leaves
4 T olive oil
1/4 cup walnuts
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan (I used a rice cheese substitute and it still tasted great!)
salt to taste

Make 1 and 1/2 cups

put everything except the sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor and pulse till smooth. Then mix in the tomatoes.

For the wrap: For this wrap I used a bit of mayonnaise, sliced turkey. salami, pancetta, sliced bell peppers, pesto and some spinach leaves.

Then I made the cole slaw....

Chipotle avocado cole slaw

1/4 large hass avocado
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper (from a can)
1 and 1/2 T vinegar
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 T agave
1 carrot shredded
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup shredded onion
8 oz bag of shredded cabbage

Directions: In a bowl combine the cabbage, carrots, onion and cilantro. In a food processor add the avocado. mayonnaise, chipotle, vinegar, agave and cumin. Pulse until the avocado is completely mixed in with everything else. Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture till it is all covered (you may or may not want to use all of the dressing).

For the wrap: For this wrap I used sliced turkey, sliced avocado, onions and lots of the cole slaw. I also added extra cilantro to my wrap.

Finally I made the pine nut rosemary spread....

Rosemary and thyme pine nut spread

1 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
1 T tahini
1 T vinegar
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1 clove garlic
3-4 T water
1 T olive oil
salt to taste

Directions: combine everything in a food processor. Keep the processor going till you get a smooth paste (a minute or two).

For the wrap: For this wrap I used turkey and salami, a thick layer of the spread, spinach, onions and bell peppers. This one is my personal favorite!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I think you should make these again VERY SOON!!