These turkey wraps are stuffed with delicious turkey, carrots, cream cheese, lettuce, and cheese. They are a power snack to keep you going, or an easy lunch or dinner.
The 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. There’s no right or wrong way to roll a wrap.
If you’re a baseball fan, you may find it of interest 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.”
It is, however, the San Francisco-based chain World Wrapps, which opened its first location in February 1995, that is 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
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
4 leaves of romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta or shredded cheese
Turkey Wrap Directions:
Using a spatula, spread the cream cheese over the tortillas evenly within one-inch of the outer edge
Layer the meat
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”.