Wrapping up for dinner!

by Sunita on January 12, 2009

It’s been a long day today. The weather was grim and wet…the wind was threatening to blow away my umbrella any minute. There were plenty of deadlines to meet, the mind was all muddled up with facts and tasks to be done. And before I even realised it, dinner time was looming ahead of us. The li’l guy was already expressing his hunger with tragic undertones.

The fridge was cluttered with bits and bobs of this and that vegetables, and I hastily summoned them , stiffling a yawn at the same time. A few tortillas, saved from earlier, came to the rescue as well. After some slicing, tossing and wrapping, dinner was ready. And what exactly was it? Vegetables and feta wraps.

These wraps are real life savers…easy to assemble, filling, and topping in the taste department.

What’s needed-

To be thinly sliced into about 2 and 1/2 inches long-

2 carrots,1 red pepper and 1 small cucumber

3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

200gms of feta cheese, cubed

a handful of cashew nuts

2 tblsp sun-dried tomato paste

1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tblsp Italian seasoning

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

8 tortillas

How to-

  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the carrots, red pepper, garlic, cashews, Italian seasoning, sun-dried tomato paste and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Stir constantly over medium to high heat till the carrots very slightly soften, but still retain their crunch…just a few minutes will do.
  4. Season with salt, stir again to evaporate most of the moisture, but do not make it completely dry.
  5. Remove from heat and cool for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the cucumber and the feta cheese and toss well. The cheese will lose it’s shape a little. This actually adds to the taste.
  7. Heat the tortillas according to packet instructions ( You can also make them yourself like this ).
  8. Divide the vegetable and cheese mixture  into 8 portions. Spoon into the centre of each tortilla and roll to form wraps.
  9. Serve hot or cold.

The wraps worked really well. Biting into the soft tortillas to reach the crunchy filling with a slight tang from the tomato paste did feel nice. Adding the warm vegetables to the cool cheese makes the latter lose its shape and infuse it’s creaminess  into the mixture. These wraps are quite filling and also ideal for picnics and in lunch boxes too.

There! Dinner’s done, blog post’s done ( the pictures do not do justice, but that’s all I could manage with droopy eyes:-( ), and  now I’m off to bed, before my eyes close and my head hits the keyboard!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Asha January 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

Kids love those kind of food, don’t they? Mine will be lining up even before they are ready. looks Delicious! Have a wonderful, peaceful night or is it day there already. I am off to bed now! :) )


2 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

Yes, they do indeed…the colour and the wrapped up food is a delight :-)


3 Sonu January 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

hmm…mouth watering! nice and handy recipe. will try this soon.


4 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

thanks Sonu…do give it a try :-)


5 anudivya January 13, 2009 at 12:58 am

Those gloomy days… for me “months’” here, are a real dud! Love your wrap!


6 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:39 am

Thanks anudivya…and yes, those gloomy days!


7 sandeepa January 13, 2009 at 1:45 am

Sure they are and aren’t they real beauties


8 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:39 am

Thanks Sandeepa:-)


9 Sunshinemom January 13, 2009 at 3:01 am

These are really time saving – I give roll rotis like this when my kids are fussy and are in a hurry!


10 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:40 am

Yes, they are indeed…makes it easier for them to eat :-)


11 Rajani January 13, 2009 at 8:28 am

nice looking rolls – i still havent developed a taste for feta though!


12 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:41 am

Thanks Rajani….although it does lend it’s own taste,you can leave feta out if you want to…the vegetables do quite well on their own too :-)


13 Nicisme January 13, 2009 at 10:01 am

Colourful, quick and healthy!
Ha ha, I love the way you describe the li’l guy!!


14 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:41 am

Thanks Nic…:-D


15 Happy Cook January 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Beautiful and delicious rolls.
I just had my lunch a hour ago, but i woudn’t mind having one of these now.


16 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:42 am

Thanks HC :-)


17 Soma January 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

These wraps are life savers! I liked your use of cashews in it.


18 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:43 am

Thanks Soma, ad yes, the cashews add to the crunch as well :-)


19 AnuSriram January 13, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Thats a nice idea! Looks super crunchy and delicious!


20 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:43 am

Thanks Anu..we did love them indeed :-)


21 vaidehi January 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

wraps look simply delicious



22 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 6:44 am

Thanks Vaidehi :-)


23 bee January 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm

that’s cool. it’s ages since i ate a tortilla.


24 Sunita January 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Bee :-)


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