Sunday, March 15, 2009

Recipe: My go-to lunch wrap

I only have time for a quick post, so I thought I'd share my favorite homemade lunch, which is quick, easy, and can be as healthy as you want it to be. This isn't really a recipe as much as an idea.

In our area, it's easy to get big, soft pitas from the Lebanese market. They're about the size of a dinner plate but very thin. The ones I've seen in most grocery stores are thicker and tear easily. To make this, you need the good kind of pita, because it's a wrap in this recipe, not a pocket.

The one I had today had half a tomato, about 1/3 of a cup of shredded mozzerella, a handful of baby spinach, half a teaspoon of grated Romano cheese, a tablespoon of hummus, two or three chopped basil leaves, and salt and pepper. You put your filling in the middle of the wrap, fold the top and the bottom down, and then roll it up like a burrito.

Then you grill it on a hot griddle or frying pan, turning once, until it's lightly browned and the cheese has melted. It takes about 1-3 minutes on each side. I generally put a plate on top of mine when I'm cooking it on the first side and weigh it down with a big can of tomato sauce so that the wrap gets pressed (I also think the plate on top helps make the cheese melt).

That's the whole recipe. You could use any combination of veggies, meat, toppings. The only thing I'd suggest keeping is the cheese, because without it the wrap wouldn't stick together. It still could be nice and crispy, though.

You can also swap out the pita for a tortilla or lavash.

I had mine for dinner tonight with a side of raw veggies dipped in some more hummus. And then I had a little piece of baklava and a cup of tea for dessert.


  1. I would love to see a pic of the pitas you use and the finished wrap. It sounds delish.


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