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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Deli Salad Wrap
Ingredients: + 4 sheets of Mountain Bread Lite Wholemeal + 4 tbsp Wholegrain Mustard + 30g Baby Spinach Leaves + 1 medium Red Capsicum, sliced thinly (100g nett) + 1 medium Green Capsicum, sliced thinly (100g nett) + 1 medium Carrot, julienned (80g nett) + ½ small Red Onion, sliced thinly (50g nett) + 310g Sweet Canned Corn, drained [only use 150g nett] + 100g Fat Free Semi Dried Tomato + 100g Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
Directions: 1. Lie one of the Mountain bread flat on the counter horizontally (i.e. the wide side facing you). 2. Spread one table spoon of the mustard right in the middle of the bread. Top with baby spinach. 3. Pile on ¼ portion of each of the capsicums, carrot, semi dried tomato, corn and onion. 4. Top with crumbled feta cheese. 5. Start rolling the wrap in and set them aside (seam side down). 6. Repeat for the other 3 wraps. 7. Slice them in the middle diagonally. 8. Glad wrap them all!
Calories: 212 calories per serving
Costs: $3.10 each wrap [Analysis: As usual, this is calculated at the rate of actual amount used (excluding leftovers ingredients). The use of canned corn, deli feta cheese and deli semi dried tomato hiked up the price a little bit. But - they definitely make the flavour. Worth the money I say!]
Wrapper Notes: I am STILL having problem with rolling the wrap! I keep tearing the bread - Grrrr!!! Either I'm very rough and really need to practice more or it is the bread. I've been looking for a How-To video that shows how to wrap Mountain Bread to no avail! I recently read somewhere that the corn one is a bit thicker. I might try using that next time.
Post Consumption Notes: I really really like this!!! It has lots of flavour! The freshness and the crunchiness of the salad was superb. The mountain bread was a little soggy by lunch time - I'll try to remember to wrap with foil before glad wrapping them next time. I was tempted to put this in the toaster, but thought I better not seeing that the filling is all over the place in the glad wrap. Once I've mastered the art of rolling the wrap, I'll definitely try to make a wrap toast. I reckon that would be quite yummy! :) Looking forward to it!
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