I am really excited to bring you a wonderful lunchtime option today that is not only delicious but very easy to prepare. Let’s face it, lunchtime meals have a high propensity towards becoming boring.
Whether you are a person who is eating lunch at home or someone who works outside the home, or preparing school lunches for your family, after a time you can really find yourself lacking in inspiration.
I can remember when I was a child going to school and taking my lunch, it was the same thing every day. A sandwich. A piece of fruit. A sweet treat. The sweet treats never got really boring, but the sandwich sure did!
We didn’t have a cafeteria at school, nor did we have vending machines. My mother also didn’t have the resources available to her that we are lucky enough to have today. Back in the 70’s and 80’s who had even heard of a wrap???
Wraps are a very popular lunch option these days. Lush sandwich fillings rolled up tightly in a tortilla, they make the perfect portable lunch, or even a delicious option for those of us who are not venturing far from home.
Easy to make and delicious, these turkey cordon bleu wraps are also a brilliant lower carb option for those wishing to cut back on their carb intake. There are quite a few soft tortilla varieties available today as well, such as seeded, whole wheat, high protein, gluten-free etc.
You can fill a tortilla and make a wrap sandwich with just about anything you desire. Your imagination really is your oyster!! Today I have opted to create a variation on the very popular Turkey Cordon Bleu, by using a selection of fresh deli ingredients, a few store cupboard ingredients and some fresh produce, for a really delicious and healthy sandwich wrap option!
Deli sliced turkey and ham, along with some swiss cheese and fresh lettuce make up the bulk of the sandwich, along with a very tasty honey mustard sauce, all wrapped up in a healthy whole wheat tortilla. This is one lunchtime wrap that spells winner on all counts!
I prefer to use dark romaine lettuce for these sandwiches. A bright green, the darker lettuces have more nutrients and vitamins than the traditional iceberg lettuce. It is a personal choice. You may want to go even darker and use baby arugula or perhaps even a mix of lettuces.
I wanted to be able to taste all of the flavors included in this tasty wrap and so I decided that romaine was perfect for both color and flavor. Whichever lettuce you use, you will want to remove the core/stem from the center of the leaves for ease in rolling.
I used a honey mustard sauce for additional flavor and interest in my wraps. Of course, you could just buy honey mustard, but I think that this homemade version is a lot tastier and creamier.
It’s also very easily made by whisking together three simple ingredients, a good mayonnaise, French Dijon mustard and some nice liquid honey. Just whisk them all together to combine well. Lay out your tortillas on a flat surface and spread them with some of the mixtures, reserving some for a bit later on.
Once you have done that, it is a simple matter of layering on your ingredients. I like to begin with the lettuce, which forms a bit of a barrier between the other ingredients and the tortilla.
Just lay the lettuce down the center of the honey mustard spread tortillas. I like to follow that with the turkey, and then the cheese and finally the ham. Try not to pile them too high or too wide or you will have problems rolling them up. Be sensible. You want a nicely filled sandwich wrap without going over the top.
Now is when you can use that honey mustard sauce that you have saved. Just drizzle a bit of it over the ham. Tasty!
You will now want to roll the wraps up tightly. If you haven’t been too generous with your fillings, this shouldn’t be too difficult. Roll them as tightly as you can without tearing the tortillas. I like to cut them in half on the diagonal.
If you are carrying these to work or school, this is when you will want to wrap them up. Plastic cling film wrap or wax paper both work very well, and if you are wanting to be environmentally sound, you can also use beeswax wraps.
Roll the wrap up tightly in your choice of cover, twisting the ends of the cover shut, and then folding the ends underneath the wrap. You can now store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve or transport them. You can make these up the night before, but I don’t recommend keeping them for much longer than 48 hours.
I like to serve these tasty wraps with something crisp on the side. You can choose raw vegetable sticks such as celery or carrots if you wish. Today I served them with crisp sweet eating apple slices. Of course, you can also go old school and serve them with potato chips.
These really are delicious. Every mouthful brings you a taste of smoky ham, rich turkey, nutty swiss cheese, crisp lettuce and that scrumptious honey mustard sauce.
They really are a beautiful mix of flavours, colour and texture. Your family is sure to love them, and you can feel good about feeding them this delicious and nutrition packed lunchtime option!
They really are a beautiful mix of flavours, colour and texture. Your family is sure to love these turkey cordon bleu wraps, and you can feel good about feeding them this delicious and nutrition packed lunchtime option!
- 3 TBS mayonnaise
- 1 TBS Dijon mustard
- 1 TBS liquid honey
- 4 (10-inch) soft wheat tortilla wraps
- 8 small romaine lettuce leaves, stems removed and discarded
- 6 ounces deli-sliced turkey breast meat
- 6 ounces deli sliced Swiss cheese
- 6 ounces deli-sliced ham
First, make the honey mustard. Whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, and honey together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Lay out the tortillas. Using half of the honey mustard, spread a layer over each tortilla. Layer on the lettuce, turkey, cheese, and ham down the center of each tortilla. Drizzle the remaining honey mustard over the ham. Roll the wrap tightly around the ingredients in the center, tucking in the ends. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve.
If you are not serving right away, wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated for up to 48 hours.
You May Also Be Interested In:
- Broccoli Salad Recipe
- Big Mac Sliders Recipe
- Campfire Mac & Cheese Recipe
- Baked Spaghetti Recipe
- Red Beans And Rice Recipe
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author. She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband, Todd, and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.