In the world of sandwiches, I consider myself to be the queen of wraps. I prefer almost all sandwiches (except for grilled cheese) to be served in some sort of wrap- lavash, flatbread, flax seed tortilla, or something similar. I’ve covered this numerous times, so I won’t bore you with ramblings on my love of this style of sandwich but know that I am a devotee.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that I won’t share new wrap recipes with you. Being something I adore, I am always seeking new flavors, textures, and combinations of ingredients for a wrap. Many a weekend day around noontime, I’m studying the contents of our pantry and fridge, determining what ingredients could be placed inside a wrap for my lunch.
There are so many directions that can be taken. If it’s a week where our provisions are low, egg whites scrambled with salsa may be the only (yet yummy) option. Other times there is leftover chicken, which when heated with barbecue sauce and sprinkled with cheddar, makes a delicious hot wrap. Other times there are numerous options, but I just want something simple like lunchmeat, lettuce, and mustard.
For this wrap, I wanted to find a play on chicken salad, without the chicken that is. Being a fan of all things fruit and veggie, I don’t necessarily need meat to make a sandwich. What I typically do need in my sandwiches are cheese and crunch. If a sandwich has those items, I’m usually pretty happy. This sandwich has both of those items and in good measure, making it a completely addictive sandwich that also is fairly healthy.
Who says that fruit salad is a side dish. Try this recipe, and turn it into the sandwich/main dish of your meal.
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tb. maple syrup
- 3 Tb. goat cheese, room temperature
- 3 Tb. plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 cup halved grapes
- ¾ cup diced apple, skin on
- 2-3 pieces lavash bread
- Green leaf lettuce
- Put walnuts in a small bowl; stir in maple syrup.
- Heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each until walnuts are coated in maple syrup and there is no liquid in the bowl.
- Transfer to a piece of waxed paper, spreading out the walnuts so they don’t clump.
- In a medium bowl stir goat cheese and yogurt together until blended.
- Add strawberries, grapes, and apples; toss to coat fully.
- Place 1-2 leaves of lettuce down center of a piece of lavash.
- Top with 1/3 to 1/2 of the fruit salad mixture.
- Sprinkle with walnuts, and roll up lavash.