Friday, September 21, 2012

Tortilla Roll-Ups

I found this on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and I knew I had to make it. A family picnic turned out to be the perfect occasion, because this is indeed: The ultimate picnic food!  Easy to prepare, and keeps very well. I didn't cut mine up, though - we just ate them rolled up. Not as pretty, and as usual, not much to photograph, but they sure were tasty.


Tortilla Roll-Ups
makes 8 (which makes a nice, light lunch for four.)

8 wheat flour tortillas
200 g Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 leek, finely chopped
Handful of basil, shredded
zest from one lemon, finely grated
salt, pepper
120 g smoked ham, in very thin slices
1 large carrot, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
8 leaves of romaine lettuce
2 avocados, thinly sliced

Mix the cream cheese with the leek, basil and lemon zest. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Spread this on the tortillas, and make sure to go all the way to the edge - it helps the tortilla roll up nicely.

Place the fillings in a line down the center of each tortilla - much as when making sushi. Start  with the ham, then add a leaf of lettuce, and plenty of carrot and bell pepper. Finish with the avocado, then roll the whole thing up as tightly as possible. Roll each wrap in plastic, and keep in the fridge - at least for an hour, but longer is fine, too.


Elin said...

Perfekt plockmat, bokmärker för framtiden!

Matarkivet said...

Så goda de verkar. Perfekt med allt i ett men utan att brödet blir soggigt. :)

Barbie said...

Was trying to decide what to bring to an end of summer picnic over here is the Seattle area when I happened to check your blog. These worked out perfectly yesterday and were enjoyed by many!