Blue cheese, apples, and walnuts are a flavour match made in heaven. I have added some greens and vegetables that are subtle in flavour so that they do not detract from the major flavour combination. That being said, I have included and substitution chart below so that you can create this wrap to be your own. This is the third in my wrap series. The other 2 wraps being:
Why you should make it
This is a great option for a light and refreshing lunch. I find that in the office if I have too heavy lunches I will feel tired and lethargic in the afternoon. The freshness of the apples not only gives a great texture to the wrap but also lends to a fresh taste. It may be purely psychological and a placebo effect, but if it works, why knock it?
This wrap is fully encased, so the lovely look of it is mostly prior to wrapping. I.e. if you want to show off to friends, include them in the preparation stages.
This is an easy to assemble recipe, and the most time consuming part is preparing the vegetables, which does not take long at all. If you have a kitchen if your office/university you can easily keep the ingredients there and prepare it fresh for lunch. I have created recipes for other wraps which follow this same ingredient list and can be used as alternatives so that you can easily get through the ingredients before they turn bad.
|Maple seeded mustard||Seeded mustard with a dash of maple syrup||Honey mustard – you don’t want something too hot or overpowering|
|Blue cheese||Goats cheese||Grilled haloumi|
|Spinach||Rocket / arugula – if you are going for something like this with more of a punch, look to add less||Lambs lettuce|
|Royal gala apple||Any red apple||Pear|
Servings and Storage
The mayonaise and the mustard in this recipe does not lend itself to sitting around. These wet ingredients will turn your wrap soggy. It is best to create this and eat immediately.
Calories per serving: 335
Vegetarian blue cheese, apple, walnut wrap
Fresh, tart, and crunchy, this simple lunch wrap is light in calories and full in flavour and texture. A quick meal for one, and many variations to try! This is a quick and simple recipe to make, so it really comes down to just prepping your vegetables and assembling.
- 1 large tortilla wrap
- Maple seeded mustard (if for some reason you don’t go out and purchase the wackiest flavour of mustards that you can find, a honey mustard will do)
- 4 walnut halves (you want to cut these down the middle so they are more long and thin. That being said, by all means, add more if you wish)
- 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)
- 3 slices of blue cheese - I prefer a strong stilton
- Handful of spinach
- ½ stalk of celery
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Step 1 Chop your celery into chunks, make them as large or as small as you wish. I find that the strings in celery can cause them to be difficult to eat if they are too large.
- Step 2 Chop your apple into cubes.
- Step 3 Chop your walnut halves into half again
- Step 4 Layer: I should probably make this prettier – but I do feel that correct layering is the best way with wraps. Not only because certain ingredients next to each other will hold them in place, but basic logic. i.e. put your mayonaise first onto the wrap so that you have a solid surface to spread it on, then your mustard. Because some mustard in your mayonaise is worse than some mayonaise in your mustard. Then your cheese last because it has a sturdier texture, but the salt and pepper on top because it is slightly moist and will hold the seasoning to it. Yes, these are the kinds of things that I overthink.
- Step 5 Wrap
- Step 6 Mayonaise
- Step 7 Mustard
- Step 8 Spinach
- Step 9 Celery
- Step 10 Apples
- Step 11 Walnuts
- Step 12 Cheese
- Step 13 Salt and pepper