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May 25, 2007 01:26 PM

Need recipes for wrap sandwiches for chowhound and non chowhound types

I have never made a wrap sandwich before, but I am in need of some tasty recipes so I can make them for a group of people. There are some non adventurous food types in the group and the chowhoundy type too. I am looking for some recipes I can put on lavash bread that are very tasty and easy to make.

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  1. Chicken ceasar wrap: grilled chicken, cut into strips, romaine lettuce, slivers of parmesan cheese, ceasar dressing. Croutons optional.

    Chicken salad wrap: chicken salad, lettuce, tomato.

    Thanksgiving wrap: sliced turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce.

    Greek wrap: lettuce, cucumber, kalamata olive, green peppers, feta cheese, greek dressing. Grilled chicken optional.

    Ranch wrap: Chicken breast (can you tell I like chicken?), lettuce, diced tomato, bacon, avocado, ranch dressing.

    Asian salmon wrap: grilled salmon, cabbage, shredded carrots, sesame dressing.

    Mediterranean wrap: grilled chicken or falafel, hummus, feta, lettuce, tatziki.

    I don't know what to call it wrap: mozzarella cheese, basil, roasted red peppers. Chicken optional. This one is best grilled so the cheese gets oozy.

    These are the few I can think of.

    1 Reply
    1. re: QueenB

      Roast a chicken or aturkey and let it cool.

      Slice the white meat for the wraps.

      Use a large whole wheat wrap.

      On the wrap spread some blueberry preserves. Then add the chicken with some mixed baby greens, and thin slices of either mild cheddar or munster cheese. DELICIOUS!

      You can also ad some finely chopped sun dried tomatoes.

    2. My Turkey/spinach salad to go:
      Sliced Turkey
      Poppy Seed Dressing
      Shrooms thinly sliced (optional)
      Strong cheddar - grated

      What I like to do for parties is make "pinwheel" wraps. Don't worry about tucking in the ends use a touch of cream cheese to seal the edge, then slice in inch or 1.5 inch slices, serve cut side up on a big platter. Then every one can take as many or as little as they like and they can see what's in them!
      Good veggie wrap - hummous, tomatoes, cukes in spears (easier to roll), olive bits
      Ham wrap - ham, iceberg - shredded (I know I know but I really like the crunch of 'berg with ham!), honey mustard, good cheddar.
      Egg salad - use your fave

      1. User-friendly: chicken for omnivores, hummus or cheese for vegetarians, with lettuce, grilled veggies, and sliced cukes for crunch. If you're not using hummus, add some kind of spread, like salsa or mayo.

        Chowish: same as above. Or...
        tahini/spicy peanut sauce, grated carrot, arugula
        soft tofu, kimchi and sprouts
        falafel, roasted eggplant, hardboiled egg, marinated onions and watercress
        sliced cucumber, soft goat cheese and mango chutney
        avocado and thai papaya salad
        daal, roasted sweet potato chunks and jicama

        1. You can also wrap almost anything you would make for breakfast.

          1. Tuna with green onion vietnamese sweet and hot chili sauce mixed with mayonaise on spinach or arugula. Seemed to be a hit at a gathering not too long ago. Was tasty. I used the large wrappers, wrapped nice and tight in plastic wrap and then took to the party where I sliced and served on my own plate.
            Rare roast beef with horseradish sourcream smear, thinly sliced radish, arugula, and red onion. Same prep and carry.
            Mexican chicken wrap - I use chicken breast cooked like Tinga (in adobe sauce and onion/garlic) sour cream mixed with a little adobo sauce or salsa, chopped romaine, mexican queso, tomatoes (seeds removed chooped small) and black olive, and pickled jalapeno peppers.
            I slice them fairly large, as if at a deli. If you don't they don't hold as well.
            Its very important, that the wraps be served immediately.
            I find that they don't stand up well with the spreads causing the wrap to become soggy. But if they are the main food item, its not a problem they go fast.

            5 Replies
            1. re: chef chicklet

              chef chicklet makes a very important point about wraps getting soggy if you prepare them ahead. Keep that in mind since you haven't made them before.
              Sauces, veggies like cucumber and tomato, even hummus since it has oil in it, can make the lavash disintegrate. Even the little bit of liquid left from marinated peppers or other ingredients can be deadly.
              You can try lining the lavash with lettuce before laying on your other ingredients and avoid wet ones. The inside layers may get somewhat damp, but the wrap won't fall apart.

              1. re: MakingSense

                yes the moisture factor can makes the wraps go from fresh and terrific to really "mushy" as MakingSense says, I learned that the hard way.

                1. re: MakingSense

                  a good trick to avoid that is to first lay down flattened romaine leaves then build the sandwich. it creates a barrier and helps keep the bread from getting soggy.

                  1. re: hotoynoodle

                    This is why some caterers use cream cheese instead of sour cream or mayo. Keeps them from getting soggy.
                    Wraps are a tricky make-ahead food. Worth doing a test run.

                    1. re: MakingSense

                      I just made a platter of assorted wraps for a high school exam study break. The most quickly-devoured were the buffalo chicken, made with blue cheese dressing, Frank's Hot Sauce, bacon and iceberg lettuce. Also popular were grilled flank steak, thinly sliced, with cole slaw and Russian dressing.