Saturday, March 30, 2013

California Club Wraps

(Sale ingredients based on the Meijer ad week of 3/31/13 - 4/6/13)

The weather is just starting to warm up here in Michigan...which always makes me ready for some lighter fare. These wraps are perfect for a hearty lunch or a light supper.  Guacamole adds creamy flavor and pairs perfectly with the salty bacon.  Topped off with plenty of lettuce and tomato, these wraps make for a fairly healthy main course.  Follow the recipe below, or customize it to suit your family's tastes by subbing in different meats and cheeses.

Sale Ingredients:
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat ($1.49/9 oz wyb 5 items)
  • Kraft sliced cheese ($1.49/8 oz wyb 5 items)
  • Hormel Black Label bacon ($3.99/16 oz)
  • Markets of Meijer greenhouse tomatoes on the vine ($1.49/lb)

2 burrito-sized flour tortillas
2-4 Tbsp prepared guacamole
6 slices deli turkey lunchmeat, torn into smaller pieces
2 slices Swiss cheese (or 4 slices of extra-thin Swiss cheese), torn into smaller pieces
2 slices bacon, cooked and diced/crumbled
1/3 C diced tomato
1/3-1/2 C lettuce, romaine, or spinach leaves, torn

Spread each tortilla with desired amount of guacamole.  Top with half of each of the remaining ingredients.  Roll up each tortilla, cut each wrap in half, and secure each half with a toothpick.  Serve immediately.  Makes two wraps.  Easily doubled or tripled for a family :)

Options and Tips:
  • You can buy guacamole in the deli section of most grocery stores, or you can easily make your own: mash two ripe avocados with one envelope of guacamole spice mix (I use McCormick brand, and at my store, it's found in the same display as the brown gravy, chili seasoning, and spaghetti sauce envelopes).  Stir in 2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juice to prevent browning, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to blend.  
  • Another guacamole tip:  cover it with plastic wrap but lay the plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole.  This will help prevent the brown/purple layer that tends to form on the top.  
  • Look for a more "natural" guac recipe coming in April! 
  • Waste Not, Want Not:  You'll have plenty of leftover guacamole.  It's delicious as a tortilla chip dip or vegetable dip, and works as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches.
This is an original recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Yum--I love lunches like this! I had no idea you could buy guacamole spice mix--I just use garlic and lime juice.