Friday, September 28, 2012

Waldorf chicken salad wrap


Waldorf salad is traditionally made of fresh apples, celery, grapes and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as a starter or a light meal. Fill this in a whole grain tortilla and you have yourselves a delicious wrap for lunch. There are several textures in this filling and every mouthful is an explosion of flavour. To make it lighter I substituted mayonnaise with Greek yogurt. Don't worry about making the wrap soggy if packing it for school or work. The baby spinach prevents the dressing from affecting the texture of the tortilla. Use granny smith apple or any other tart variety of apple. 

Ingredients: (Serves 4, two small tortilla each)
8 small whole wheat tortilla
2 cooked chicken breasts chopped 
1 granny smith apple peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup seedless grapes halved
1 stalk celery chopped
1/3 red onion chopped
Handful chopped walnuts (omit for nut free lunch)
1 tsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tbsp mustard
1/2 tsp dried thyme
freshly ground black pepper
  • Keep all the chopped veggies, fruits and chicken ready in a bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing and add to the salad, mix well to combine . 
  • Warm a tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds. Place several leaves of baby spinach in the centre  of the tortilla and over it a large heap of filling. Fold and secure with a toothpick.

 More quick and easy lunch ideas in the coming weeks..

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