Monday, August 29, 2011

Greek Veggie Wraps

There's a Greek restaurant across the street from the building I work in.  The 1st time I went in I wasn't sure what I would order as I don't go to many Greek restaurants and aside from Greek Salad I was kind of novice at Greek food. 

O.K., that's not entirely true. I have some awesome recipes for Baklava and Spanakopita  but Greek food isn't one of my go to takeout staples. I was a bit in the dark about what to order.  I had tried the Chicken Gyro, a fancy Mediterranean fish dish and of course Greek Salad but the the thing I crave most when I walk through the door of the restaurant is the Veggie wrap.  

I'm not a vegetarian by any stretch but there is something about this meal that I love.  It's basically sauteed pepper, onion & squash in a wrap with tzatziki and feta.  

Whenever I get one of these wraps for lunch, I always tell myself I'm going to recreate it. This weekend was the perfect time. I hit the supermarket with the rest of the 1,000's stocking up for Hurricane Irene.  I picked up everything I would need. I walked past the milk, water and extra batteries and picked up peppers, onions and squash, I have priorities in order! I couldn't wait to get home so I could saute my veggies, whip up some tzatziki and wrap up my dinner.  Scrumptious! By Sunday afternoon I wished I had leftovers....Alas I did not!


Greek Veggie Wraps
Makes 4 Large wraps
1 Large Onion, sliced
1 Medium Yellow Squash, cut into match stick pieces
1 Large Orange Bell Pepper, sliced
3 Tbsp. Greek Salad Dressing
1 C. Crumbled Feta Cheese
Flour Tortillas, any flavor (Burrito size)

1 7oz. tub of Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp. cucumber, diced
1 Tbsp. Garlic, diced
1 Tsp. Fresh Dill, chopped
1 Tbsp. Greek Salad Dressing
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Lemon Rind
A sprinkle of Sea Salt

Prep and slice your veggies. Saute in a frying pan with the Greek salad dressing. Cook until the veggies are soft. 

While the veggies are cooking prepare the Tzatziki.

Easy peasy! In a bowl, mix the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, salad dressing, lemon juice and lemon rind. Sprinkle in salt to taste.

Soften up the tortilla.  You can do this a couple of different ways:
1. Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds. 
2. Give the tortillas a quick steam over a water bath.  Steaming the tortillas will allow for easy wrapping and your final product will stay together without falling apart.

Once the tortillas are pliable place on a plate and add the tzatziki.  Spread the veggies over the tzatziki and top with the feta. Fold up the tortillas like a burrito and serve.

P.S. Writing this post did not end my craving.  If anything I just want another wrap even more!!!
Ready for the pan.
Saute in the Green Salad dressing. Onions & Squash.
& Peppers.

Let's make Tzatziki. 
Prep and mix in one bowl! 
Pick your favorite flavored tortillas.
Steam over a water bath.  This step might seem unesseccary and it is extra work but it will be so much easier to wrap up the veggies. I promise.
Let's make some wraps.  1st add the tzatziki. 
Next up, the veggies.
Finally the cheese!
Wrap up burrito style.
Cut and serve.
Look at all that Veggie Wrap goodness!


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