I love lunch, it is one of my favourite meals. However, I am really lazy when it comes to lunch. The weekends are great for me, because I can take the time to properly prep things. Wraps are one of my favourite lunches because you really only need to throw things into a wrap and bob is your uncle. Unlike sandwiches, where you have to be conscious of how high you build your lunch, wraps can be much more manageable.
That being said, do not think this wrap takes long. You could prep it in the morning to have at work. I am just not describing my level of lazy as coherently enough as I would like.
This wrap is light and refreshing. The apples add, what the French say – “I don’t know what”. I tell a lie, I know exactly what it is. The give great texture to the wrap.
The logic behind the flavourings was – apple and pork = perfect combination, apple and blue cheese = bien sur! Pork and blue cheese (well cheese) = you have a classic. You don’t add too much blue cheese to the sandwich otherwise it will overpower the flavour of the sandwich.
Wrap and eat immediately. I have not mastered the art of making a wrap look nicely wrapped (it is on my to-do list, I will get there, some day) so the photos are of the inside, which looks best.
I found my wrap a bit messy, so definitely don’t wait for your crumbly cheese to fall out.
Calories per serving: 328
Pork, Apple, Blue Cheese Wrap
The pork, apple and blue cheese are a blend of strong and fresh flavours, making this a lovely light lunch.
- 1 large tortilla wrap
- 3 slices roast pork loin
- ⅛ of a cucumber (de-seeded - you essentially just need a few slices. If you cut a long English cucumber in ½, then cut your half into ¼’s it is fine. If you have a shorter cucumber, then you want to make sure that the length will fit in your wrap, then cut the cylinder into ¼’s)
- 1 small tomato (de-seeded)
- 1 spring onion / salad onion sliced finely
- ½ royal gala apple (or any small-ish red apple. However, the apple colour is determined on your preference, I dislike sour, thus - no green apples)
- Blue cheese (not too much)
- Pepper - to taste
- Step 1 Prep the vegetables: The prep for this is ALMOST (and I say almost, because I am really lazy when it comes to making lunches, normal people will probably find this quick and easy) too time-consuming for lunch. However, it tastes so good, that that extra 5 minutes to chop your vegetables is really worth it.
- Step 2 Cucumber: Removing the seeds from cucumber is straightforward. You want to have your quarter slice of cucumber and then slice out the middle. You don’t need to be too precise, if there are some seeds left, that is fine. Once you have completed this, slice the cucumber lengthways and set aside.
- Step 3 Tomato: Cut your tomato into halves. Take a teaspoon (not the measuring teaspoon, but a spoon small enough to go into your tea, or coffee) and scoop out the middle. We want to remove the seeds because this will be a very juicy wrap and having additional tomato juice will make it a mess to eat! Slice your tomato and put to the side.
- Step 4 Spring / salad onions: First of all, I have used the 2 different names for the same thing here, as England and North America call them separate things. Take your spring onion and wash it well, maybe you need to remove the outermost layer of onion to make it look better, maybe you don’t, it is up to you. Cut the bottom off, and cut the green parts off of the top. Cut the spring onion length ways, and cut into quarters. You want to have long strips of spring onions, similar to when you are making sushi or crispy duck wraps.
- Step 5 Apple: Yes, this is not a vegetable, yes, I am being too lazy to create another H3 and putting one ingredient into the list. Let us just rename this section to – “prep the flora” and that will appease the pedants reading this. This recipe calls for half of an apple. You do not want the seeds of the apple, and you will be dicing this. If you take the apple, and cut the half off, without including the seeds will make your life a whole lot easier. You need to cube the apple. You can either a) cube the apple with a knife (normal way, not going to criticise people who do this) b) get a vegetable cuber and just smash it through (this is what I did, I loved it, life = simple).
- Step 6 Layer the wrap: Wraps and sandwiches are all about the order which you layer them (oh, definitely include tacos, fajitas, and burritos into that mix). This wrap is not different to it. Add the ingredients in chronological order (yes, I am now the pedant)
- Step 7 Wrap
- Step 8 Mayonnaise
- Step 9 Mustard (you add the mustard second because it isn’t that bad if you get some mayonnaise into mustard, but not good if you get mustard in your mayonnaise)
- Step 10 Pork loin (fold it in half so that it is thin enough to wrap, but also there will be a more concentrated pork flavour in each bite)
- Step 11 Spring onion slices
- Step 12 Cucumber slices
- Step 13 Tomato slices
- Step 14 Apple cubes
- Step 15 Blue cheese slice
- Step 16 Pepper