May 10, 2012

Smoked Salmon, Pumpkin and Avocado Wrap

Whenever I am at home, I try to make that extra effort to put together a somewhat healthy, but satisfying meal for lunch. I think that for many of us, we tend to get off track and opt for convenience more than anything when trying to fit lunch into a busy schedule.  Luckily, a take-away shop and the supermarket freezer isle aren't the only places to find a quick meal! With a little planning ahead, a home-made wrap offers the same convenience in a far healthier (and cheaper) option.

For this recipe, I have used smoked salmon, but other protein options that will be just as delicious to power you through the afternoon are: shredded BBQ charcoal chicken, tuna, tofu, leftover roast beef or egg. The amounts are also just a guideline - feel free to mix things up depending on your taste-buds. What's your favourite combination in a wrap?

Serves 2:
- 300g piece Butternut pumpkin
- 2 x Mountain bread wraps (or your choice of bread: Turkish, Lebanese, tortilla wraps etc)
- 1 tbs wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbs whole-egg mayonnaise
- 125g watercress
- 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
- 1 small Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
- 100g packet smoked salmon
- 2 sprigs parsley, leaves picked
- Freshly cracked black pepper

Place the pumpkin in a small pot and pour in enough cold water to come up 1.5cm from the bottom. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Cover with a lid, bring to the simmer and allow to cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until you can easily insert a toothpick into the flesh without resistance. Carefully remove the pumpkin and cut off the skin with a knife. Slice the flesh into thin slices. Set aside.

Lay each piece of Mountain bread on a separate plate. Combine the mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl, then evenly smear it across the top half of the two wraps. Top with the pumpkin, followed by the watercress, then the avocado, cucumber and smoked salmon. Sprinkle over the parsley leaves, and season with cracked black pepper.

Gently roll the wrap, starting from the edge closest to the ingredients. Keep your fingers close to and hugging the Mountain bread to achieve a firm wrap and to prevent the ingredients from falling out.

Smoked Salmon, Pumpkin and Avocado Wrap


Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful. I'll try that this weekend.

Saucy Thyme said...

Thanks Jean, let me know how you go :)