Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Meatless Meals #2 - Tuna Wraps/Croissants

Today's meatless recipes are Tuna Wraps/Croissants. 

We like to serve these with fresh cut fruit or a deli style pickle spear.

Tip: When shopping for pickles, I try to avoid anything with dyes, high fructose corn syrup, or a lot of preservatives...I usually find these in the refrigerator section.

These wraps/sandwiches are so fast and delicious that I think we'll end up making them for lunch every Friday.

Here is the recipe for our "Classic Wrap":
  • 5-6 whole wheat/spinach tortillas
  • 1 package tuna ( I like to use the family 11oz packages by StarKist because it ends up being the perfect amount for our family. I also prefer this over canned tuna because tuna cans are lined with a plastic film that contains BPA) 
  • Mayo/Salad Dressing to taste (E.V.O.O. may be substituted for the mayo. Do what you like)
  • 2-3 on the vine tomatoes sliced (these tend to be a little smaller than other tomatoes but make up for it with their wonderfully fresh flavor)
  • Red onion finely chopped/thinly sliced (to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Lettuce (we use what we've got which usually ends up being spinach, romaine, or Spring mix...we like dark green)
  • Provolone/Swiss Cheese (we prefer Provolone in Wraps and Swiss in Croissants)

For a little extra "zing" try a few of these optional additions:
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • olives sliced (Calamari or black)
  • a zip of lemon/lime juice
  • a little pesto
  • minced Serrano pepper
Directions: Mix the tuna and mayo together. Add tuna and toppings to your tortilla. Wrap it up. Enjoy!

    Variation: If you're feeling adventurous try eliminating the tortillas and replacing them with large romaine/butter lettuce leaves (wrapping all the tuna and toppings in the leaves) and adding black beans. Yum!

    Romaine Lettuce Leaf
    Butter/Boston Lettuce

    1 comment:

    1. so happy you found my blog...and now I've found yours. I love it!

      So crazy you live in Gallup...my family lived there for 10 years. Good luck with your move!

      Looking forward to reading...I hope you post your sewing projects...I have a LOT to learn!