Monday, March 28, 2011

Lovely Veggie Wrap

Today, I made a lovely wrap to bring for lunch. Sometimes I just need a change from the food available on campus. Not to say that the food is terrible. A lot of options are actually healthy, fresh, and local. I just enjoy making my own lunch for a change.

This veggie wrap contains spinach, avocado, tomato, cucumber, and alfalfa sprouts on a multi-grain wrap.





First, slice some veggies. I used about one third of an avocado, four slices of an organic tomato, and a few thin slices of cucumber. Since I am making just one wrap, I only used a third of the avocado. Avocado can oxidize easily, so if you have some leftovers, take care when wrapping it up. I put the two avocado halves together, with the pit still in, and wrapped it tightly with plastic wrap. The pit helps prevent it from oxidizing and turning an ugly, brown color. You can use this trick when making guacamole, as well. If you are making it in advance, or letting it sit out for a while, just plop in an avocado pit and it'll prevent it from turning brown.
I'll use the rest of my avocado in wraps later this week. Or maybe a salad ;)


Lay out the tortilla on a plate, and place a small handful of spinach and sprouts. Place the tomato, cucumber, and avocado slices on top. Now for the tricky part. I was a bit too enthusiastic with the veggies, so I had to remove (eat) some of the spinach before wrapping it up. Roll it up like a burrito, making sure to tuck the edges in well. Sorry I don't have a picture of this. It requires two hands!


 There we go, all wrapped up! Now let's take a look inside, shall we?
Looking good :) I actually would have kept it uncut, since it is easier to transport for my lunch on the go, but I wanted to get this lovely shot! It is well worth it. Just hope it doesn't fall apart in my backpack... I made sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap.

Lovely Veggie Wrap

  • 1 multi-grain tortilla (or whatever flavor you like)
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 1/3 avocado, sliced
  • small handful spinach
  • small handful sprouts
Place ingredients in the middle of the tortilla and wrap up like a burrito. Cut in half and serve, or keep it whole to take on the go.

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