Sunday, 18 September 2011
there's nothing better than throwing all the leftover food from your fridge together into a delicious meal.
this asparagus avocado wrap is incredibly easy to make before work and stays well in the fridge until lunch.
asparagus will give you a vitamin k boost, as well as a good amount of protein, and avocados are high in fiber and the good kind of fat our bodies need.
there are a couple other asparagus avocado wrap recipes out there which involve rice, yogurt and other ingredients, but the best part about this easy recipe is that you can alter it to what you already have in your fridge. a great addition to my recipe below would be cilantro, if you have some lying around.
for the asparagus avocado wrap, you'll need:
- 10 stalks asparagus, ends cut and stalks chopped in half
- 1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fat-free feta
- 1/8 cup onion, chopped
- 1 whole wheat tortilla wrap
- in a medium saucepan over high heat, bring 2 inches water to a boil. place the asparagus in a steamer basket, cover, and steam until just tender (6-8 minutes). remove the asparagus and immediately rinse in cold water to stop the cooking. drain thoroughly.
- in a small bowl, mash the avocado, lime juice, and garlic into a coarse puree.
- heat a dry large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. heat the tortilla in the hot pan until softened, about 20 seconds per side.
- lay the tortillas flat on a clean work surface. spread the avocado mixture on half the tortilla. top with onions, feta and asparagus.
- either simply fold over, or fold in both sides and the bottom of each tortilla up over the filling, then roll to close. if made in advance, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 hour. return to room temperature before serving.
- cut in half and serve.
servings: 1. per serving: 364 calories, 37 carbs, 18g fat, 16g protein
Would you try this recipe? What other ingredients would you add to this wrap?
This post is contributed from Cupcakes and Carrot Sticks!