Wraps are a terrific way to use up odds and ends of meats, vegetables, cheese and so on. The possibilities for combinations are limited only by your imagination!
Wrap It Up! (1 serving)
1 8- to 10-inch whole wheat tortilla
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons "dressing" to moisten contents, such as salad dressing, low-fat mayonnaise, salsa, guacamole, hummus
- ½ cup of your favorite combination of chopped, shredded or leafy vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, spinach, onions, peppers, celery, olives, avocado, jicama, radishes
- ¼ cup of a protein food, such as sliced, cooked, meat; flaked fish; tuna or salmon; cooked dried beans; refried beans; a scrambled egg or chopped, hard-cooked egg
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons shredded cheese or 1 slice of cheese
- Follow package directions for preparing the tortilla before filling it — you will often be advised to heat the tortilla briefly (such as in a microwave oven or a hot pan) to make it more pliable.
- Mix all filler ingredients together and spread on the tortilla. Or, you can layer them on the wrap and top with the dressing. Leave a 1-inch margin around the edge of the tortilla.
- Roll up the tortilla and enjoy! There are several ways to wrap a wrap; two common methods are:
- Method 1: Simply start rolling from one side until the wrap is completely rolled.
- Method 2: Fold in one or both ends and roll up the tortilla.
Tip 1: To help hold the wrap together, wrap it in tin foil, wax paper, plastic wrap or parchment paper; or
place in a small plastic bag such as a sandwich bag.
Tip 2: If you plan to prepare the wrap to eat later, start with a layer of well-dried lettuce leaves or other leafy green base. This will help keep the tortilla from becoming soggy.
More wrap ideas:
This article was originally written by Alice Henneman. It was reviewed and updated in 2023.