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It’s a wrap!

In Lunch on May 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love wraps. It’s kind of like a salad and a burrito got married. I made this one today: Caprese Wrap with Chicken.

Caprese Salad literally translates to "salad from Capri" - the colors are conveniently identical to those on the Italian flag.

This wrap is filled with an adaptation of caprese salad. I love caprese salad. I make it all the time in the summer. In a truly authentic caprese, the only ingredients are sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, thick slices of mozarella cheese and olive oil. There is no vinegar at all, we Americans just put that on because we like it.  And just in case you’re wondering….a caprese salad is ALWAYS tomato, mozzarella and basil. If you decide to use roasted red peppers instead of tomato (which is equally delicious) the salad is called an insalata tricolore.

Since I was eating this for lunch and wanted the protein, I added chicken as the recipe suggests (I’m  sure there are some ancient Italian women rolling over in their graves right now). I also used just a bit of high quality balsamic vinegar instead of white wine vinegar.

There is one fun trick in this recipe. You heat the wrap in a skillet and then rub one side of the wrap with garlic. You just half a peeled garlic clove and go to town on one side of the wrap. It adds great flavor (if you’re a garlic fan, of course).

Not only does this make a nice lunch, it would also be a great hors d’oeuvre at a casual summer party. You could slice each wrap into three pieces and serve on a platter. Easy and pretty.

buon appetito!

  1. fantastic idea! what did you use a tortilla, lavish, a wrap, etc.? i am having this for lunch tomorrow, and adding the chicken as well.

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