These turkey wraps are stuffed with delicious turkey, carrots, cream cheese, lettuce, and cheese. It’s an easy wrap recipe your family is sure to enjoy. They are a power snack to keep you going or an easy, quick lunch or light dinner.
The delicious wrap can be rolled so when you cut it, there is a spiral, or you can simply roll it and let the filling be the star. The best part? There’s no right or wrong way to roll a wrap.
Turn your favorite sandwich into a fun appetizer sure to appeal to even your toughest foodie friends. The sky’s the limit here. Don’t limit yourself to turkey. Try using ham, chorizo, roast beef, pepperoni, and pairing with cheese.
If you’re a baseball fan, you may find it interesting that Bobby Valentine, of New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers fame, is often credited as the inventor of the wrap. The story goes that back in 1980, while making himself a club sandwich at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe, his Stamford restaurant, the toaster broke.
Hungry and at a loss, Valentine wrapped the sandwich fixings in a tortilla. He called it a Club Mex, but it quickly caught on and was referred to as “the wrap.”
Valentine has been quoted when asked about inventing the wrap:
“Well, that’s legend and folklore, but until somebody disputes me or comes up with a better story, I’ll say I invented the wrap.”
However, it is the San Francisco-based chain World Wrapps, which opened its first location in February 1995, credited with popularizing the wrap nationwide.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10-minutes
Makes 4 wraps
Turkey Wraps Ingredients:
4 (10″) whole wheat tortillas or flour tortillas
1/2 cup softened cream cheese with chives
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup sprouts
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced (or fresh tomatoes slices)
4 leaves of romaine lettuce, thinly sliced (or iceberg lettuce)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Turkey Wrap Directions:
Using a spatula, spread the cream cheese over the tortillas evenly within one inch of the outer edge
Layer the turkey slices
Layer the carrots, sprouts, tomatoes, and lettuce. Sprinkle with feta or shredded cheese. Carefully roll up each tortilla in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30-minutes before serving.
To serve, cut each tortilla crosswise into 2-inch “snail shells.”
Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
You can change the flavor by using a tomato tortilla or spinach tortilla–skip the tortilla and make it turkey lettuce wraps.
Try mixing 1/4 cup sour cream into the cream cheese in a small bowl.
Brush your favorite salad dressing on the tortilla for added flavor.
Spread the tortilla with 1 tablespoon pesto before adding the cream cheese.
Other items you might want to include to create your favorite wrap:
- red onion
- dijon mustard
- crispy bacon
- fresh vegetables
- slices of turkey breast
- Avocado slices–or–Add the avocado to the cream cheese and use a hand mixer to beat until smooth before spreading on the tortillas.
- Before adding the turkey, add sautéed onions or sautéed baby spinach to the tortillas.
- 4 (10") whole wheat tortillas or flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup softened cream cheese with chives
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup sprouts
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced (or fresh tomatoes slices)
- 4 leaves of romaine lettuce, thinly sliced (or iceberg lettuce)
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Using a spatula, spread the cream cheese over the tortillas evenly within one inch of the outer edge
- Layer the turkey slices
- Layer the carrots, sprouts, tomatoes, and lettuce. Sprinkle with feta or shredded cheese. Carefully roll up each tortilla in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30-minutes before serving.
- To serve, cut each tortilla crosswise into 2-inch "snail shells."
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
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