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Creative Veggie Wrap Snack Recipe

Updated on March 17, 2020
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There are lots of great recipes online that may call for ingredients you don't have on hand. Here, I create a veggie wrap variation.

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

Heated the onions, peppers and spinach covered for 3 min, stirred, covered and heated 3 min more. Added garbanzo beans, tomatoes and spices, heated for 3 min and stirred.
Heated the onions, peppers and spinach covered for 3 min, stirred, covered and heated 3 min more. Added garbanzo beans, tomatoes and spices, heated for 3 min and stirred. | Source

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.

Browned, covered, for 3 min over medium heat and turned.
Browned, covered, for 3 min over medium heat and turned. | Source

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.

Browned, covered for 3 more min and finished.
Browned, covered for 3 more min and finished. | Source

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!

Finished product. That's homemade yogurt with Creole spices in the bowl. I felt like I needed sour cream, and that's the closest I had on hand. Also had some Sriracha Salsa (from Thailand) so this was a very international meal! ;)
Finished product. That's homemade yogurt with Creole spices in the bowl. I felt like I needed sour cream, and that's the closest I had on hand. Also had some Sriracha Salsa (from Thailand) so this was a very international meal! ;) | Source

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.

© 2020 justmesuzanne

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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    14 months ago from Texas

    Thanks! :) I'm working on a few other recipe articles like that.

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    FlourishAnyway 

    15 months ago from USA

    I like how you wing it when you don’t have exactly what you need. We all need to improvise and get creative in the kitchen, especially now.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    16 months ago from Texas

    Thanks, Peggy and Devika! :) I always cook, pretty much from "scratch" at home. I don't use any prepared foods that have sauces and whatnot. I do use canned goods, and I do like to have a frozen pizza from time-to-time. Hope you are all stocked up and ready to shelter in place. I am! :)

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    Peggy Woods 

    16 months ago from Houston, Texas

    This looks easy to prepare and delicious. Most of us will be doing more cooking from home than ever with this coronavirus pandemic, so easy recipes like this are great. Thanks!

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    Devika Primić 

    16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    I cooked vegetables and made spring rolls similar to this recipe very tasty. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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