Creative Veggie Wrap Snack Recipe
Use What You Have On Hand
Recently, I saw this video on YouTube which shows how to make several quick and easy vegan snacks. I'm not a vegan, but I do eat quite a few meatless dishes. The Crispy Veggie Wraps looked really good, but I didn't have all of the necessary ingredients on hand. I decided to try with what I had, and here's how it turned out!
Here’s How It’s Supposed To Be
SNACK #2 Crispy Veggie Wraps
1 - 2 tortillas
vegan cream cheese
a handful of spinach
tomato, thinly sliced
a small handful of chickpeas
1 - 2 tbsp marinara sauce (or pizza, pasta sauce)
Here's How I Did It
Crispy Veggie Wraps Variation
- 2 tortillas
- Neufchatel cheese
- A handful of frozen spinach
- Frozen sliced onion and bell peppers
- A heaping tsp of bottled chopped garlic
- A couple of tbsp canned diced tomatoes
- A small handful of chickpeas
- Garlic powder, onion powder, basil and oregano
Prepare the Filling
Frozen Ingredients Had to be Cooked
The original recipe calls for all raw or cool ingredients. Since the spinach, onion and bell peppers I used were frozen, I sauteed them for about 5 minutes and then added the tomatoes, chickpeas and spices and heated through.
The first time I made this, I kept the pan covered the entire time the ingredients were warming. This resulted in a pretty wet veggie wrap. The second time I made this recipe, I removed the lid for the last 3-5 minutes of sauteing to allow excess moisture to evaporate. This resulted in a wrap that was easier to handle.
The Cheese can be Difficult to Spread
I warmed the tortillas slightly in a dry pan on very low heat and added the Neufchatel cheese. I found that it was hard to spread, even with the tortilla warmed, so I put the tortilla with the cheese back in the dry pan on very low heat and allowed the cheese to melt a little bit before spreading.
I filled with the tortillas with the filling and folded them up, added a little coconut oil to the pan, increased the heat just a bit and browned them for three minutes on each side.
Make Adjustments to Suit Your Tastes
This first run turned out pretty well. The second time I made these, I browned them for three-and-a-half minutes on each side, and the results were better. I also increased the amount of spices I used and added fresh, sliced mushrooms just because I had them on hand.
Don't be afraid to make adjustments to recipes to suit your own tastes and your own cupboard. That's how secret recipes are born!
Choose Your Sauces
I happened to have homemade yogurt on hand and a bottle of Sriracha Salsa. That turned out to be just the right combination for me, but you will surely have your own favorites in your cupboard or refrigerator.
Thai Salsa Adds a Novel Zing!
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