Super Easy Caprese Salad Wraps
I have something to admit.
This recipe was a spur of the moment idea for me. After seeing a million (or so) recipes, all over the place, for Caprese Salads, I got the idea of putting one into a wrap. I had just come home from the grocery store with all of the ingredients and was very inspired you see.
Wraps are an ingenious invention in many respects.
This is because wraps allow us to make an easy to carry meal in a tortilla. Also, for a society on the go, wraps are easy to hold in the hand and eat while we drive to work or while we are doing something else. As for my big admission, as stated a few moments ago, when I was finished with the photo shoot of my wrap, I snarfed it up like one of my dogs when someone drops a piece of cheese. I really only wanted a taste but, you know how that goes…
Caprese Salads are a favorite with so many of us.
That could be because these salads contain some of the quintessential ingredients that remind us so much of Italy. Those ingredients would include mozzarella cheese, basil, Roma tomatoes, and basil. All of this is topped with a bit of olive oil. While many versions of this salad may vary, we associate this salad with the red of the tomatoes, the white of the cheese, and the green of the basil. Does this sound familiar to you? Check out the flag of Italy. You may recognize those colors.
Because we are placing this salad into a wrap, we are making a few modifications.
I am the first person to push everyone else out of the line in order to get a taste of a mozzarella ball in Little Italy (yes, this has happened). However, placing a mozzarella ball into a wrap may not work so well. I’m opting for the fresh shredded stuff instead. You could also use sliced mozzarella as well. I am using freshly picked tomatoes from my garden however.
The standard ‘green’ that is used in anything is basil.
Basil is probably the most, or at least one of the most, popular culinary herb. This is because it has a distinct taste and aroma to it. However, basil is not always available. In that case, you could probably get away with spinach or other similar looking leaves. Also, I am using a low carb wrap in this recipe. You can find a variety of low carb wraps on Amazon.
The recipe for Super Easy Caprese Salad Wraps
What you will need to make this.
- Tomatoes- 1 per wrap, heirloom or Roma sliced.
- Basil leaves- 8-10 per wrap. I actually used two kinds of dark green leaves in this wrap.
- Mozzarella Cheese- fresh is preferred. Use sliced or shredded for best results. About an ounce or a deli sized slice per wrap.
- Wraps or tortillas- 1 per wrap
- Red wine vinegar-will be drizzled as needed
- Olive Oil- will be drizzled as needed.
- Optional seasonings to taste- pepper, salt, and/or red pepper flakes
How to make this.
- Slice the tomatoes about 1/2″ thick for best results. If slicing your own mozzarella, slice 1/4-1/2″ as well.
- Lay out your wrap on a flat surface.
- Start layering ingredients with the the largest and flattest ingredients first. If using deli sliced cheese, it will be the cheese. If not, it will probably be your basil leaves.
- Once the tomatoes, basil and cheese are on the wrap you can sprinkle with the olive oil and vinegar. Then you can sprinkle any optional seasonings on to your wrap.
- Roll up your wrap and enjoy. Tip: fold up one end (bottom or top) about 1 1/2″ before rolling the wrap side to side to prevent losing ingredients while you eat.
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