Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Grape Leaf Wrap

My wife has a long history of leaving me by myself. Once upon a time, I'd make nachos. Last weekend, I bought pizza. Last night, I cooked butternut squash -- I'm doing better. So that means today I made my go-to sandwich, which is simple and healthy and super-delicious.

Mix it up however. Try a schmear of mustard or pesto, swap the veggies, use cabbage or kale instead of lettuce. I like it best with grape leaves, but I'll use leftover chicken, steak or fish. I like the junky Mission tortillas, cheap peppers, expensive olives.

The Grape Leaf Wrap
  • Tortilla
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Lettuce or Greens
  • Carrots, cut into sticks
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Banana Peppers

You would also benefit from having:

  • Grape leaves or leftover meat
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Schmear a big tortilla with sriracha and mayo.
  2. Leave room at one or both ends to close it up. Make a bed of greens, arrange the grape leaves, surround with carrots, top with avocado, dot with peppers, olives, and blues cheese, cover with greens.
  3. Roll into a wrap, wildly overstuffing to create something you're afraid to put down. I do it open like a gyro unless I'm packing it to go, in which case I go smaller and close the wrap.

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