The day that I made this, I had been working all afternoon and I was extremely hungry. So I decided to go for a lunch wrap because I knew it would be easy and I would not have to fuss around too much.
Lunch wraps are generally prepared using very simple ingredients- this them cost-effective lunch options. There are so many combinations you can put together; there are literally so many ingredients out there to try.
So it is all about figuring out what sort of taste you like and then creating your tortilla wrap. The wrap I made turned out to be vegetarian but if you are a meat- lover then you can easily throw some bacon or chicken in.
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this simple tortilla lunch wrap:
It will make 1 portion :)
pack of tortillas
cheese and beans
Spread topping on tortilla
Bean + Cheese mixture
Cover tortilla with salsa
Roll from bottom up
Pretty simple eh?
The recipe contains refried beans. If you are vegetarian that’s fine - many grocery stores carry vegetarian refried beans. The non-vegetarian options you find will often contain lard. The best option really is to make your own. If you do, it also gives you a good chance to add spices and flavour as you like. Refried beans are an important part of tortilla lunch wraps, I like to say that they add a bit more substance. I mean, refried beans tend to be quite thick.
Refried beans are a traditional staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine and is a dish of cooked and mashed beans.
Tortillas are a more exciting lunch option than the everyday sandwich. A flour tortilla is a type of soft, thin flat bread made from finely grounded wheat flour. They are usually eaten with a savoury filler that is placed in the centre.
I like to warm my tortillas before adding the topping: a warm tortilla makes for a nicer tasting wrap. Warming the tortilla also makes the tortilla more pliable and easier to wrap. You don’t need to warm it for long, about 30 seconds will generally do. Try not to let it get crispy.
That’s the great things with tortilla lunch wraps, you can make them as simple or as fancy as you want. It just depends on how much time you have and how hungry you are. But there is so much choice! If you really wanted to, you could make a different sort of tortilla for each day of the week. Tortilla wraps are fun and give you an opportunity to get creative with your lunch.
My sister also made a tortilla wrap but she added some grilled chicken slices, and that’s an idea for meat eaters. You could also add strips of bacon or steak if you would like.
Bean and cheese vegetarian tortilla wraps are very versatile, they can be enjoyed at lunch as we have talked about, or you could even slice them into rounds and serve them as appetizers ( with a bit of salsa on the side for dipping). A vegetarian wrap sandwich with lots of protein makes for a healthy, high-fibre vegetarian lunch.
I hope you gained some inspiration from my recipe for lunch wraps. They will certainly make lunchtime more interesting and they are super simple to make!
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