2 weeks ago, I made a post about a Pork, Apple, and Blue Cheese wrap. The issue that I find with wraps is that I rarely get through the tortillas once I purchase them. So I have decided to create a part 2 to that recipe, and give an alternative to the original wrap, and suggestions about how you can take the leftovers and create a new and wonderful lunch wrap.
The flavour logic for this one is similar to the first – pork and apple = yep yep, all good! Apple and walnuts = that is a bit like a waldorf salad, yep, should be yummy, dill? = I have just returned from a trip to Kyrgyzstan (definitely suggest it) and they put dill on everything. The country has opened my eyes to the possibilities of dill, and so yes, we add dill!
This wrap has a lot more subtle flavours in it than the original Pork, Apple, and Blue Cheese wrap that I linked above. However, this is a great alternative if you are looking to make these for lunches, and someone does not like blue cheese.
If you are planning on scanning this recipe and won’t read it all. Do not leave the wrap to stand for too long as the apple will brown. If you wish to leave the wrap for an extended period of time, you can put lemon juice on the apple. The acid will stop it from turning brown and add an additional freshness to the wrap.
Calories per serving: 323
Pork, apple, and walnut wrap
The pork, apple, and walnuts are subtle flavours, but add great texture to this wrap. A quick and simple lunch which is not a thing to miss.
- 1 large tortilla wrap
- 3 slices roast pork loin
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Fresh dill
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Step 1 Prep the vegetables: There are not too many different fruits and vegetables in this wrap, so the prep is very quick. This MIGHT not be an ideal lunch to take to work assembled because the apple may brown, but it is fast enough to prep, that you can take the parts (and wrap the parts) and assemble at work.
- 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 Walnuts: These are really the easiest. If you purchase the walnut halves, cut them where they meet in the middle.
- Step 4 Apple: I’ve covered my explanation about how I know that the Apple does not fit in this list here, and feel that just acknowledging it is good enough for government work. 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 5 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 6 Wrap
- Step 7 Mayonnaise
- Step 8 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 9 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 10 Cucumber slices
- Step 11 Apple cubes
- Step 12 Walnuts
- Step 13 Fresh dill
- Step 14 Salt and pepper
- Step 15 Wrap and eat immediately. Preferably over a plate and not the chopping block that you prepared your wrap on. Let us be civilised there.