These tomato basil wraps with mozzarella are herby, refreshing, and full of flavors. A quick lunch you can make. Vegetarian and low calorie.
The sun is starting to come out, and we’re all looking for fresh, nutritious recipes to enjoy in this welcomed warmer weather.
One of the most popular summer recipes is a Caprese salad. Caprese salads are usually made with fresh tomatoes, sliced mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
The ingredients don’t sound like much. But sometimes, when you pull together the simplest ingredients, it makes the most delicious dish.
Now imagine these ingredients in a fiber-filled, nutritious wrap? This is what we have in this recipe.
This tomato basil wrap with mozzarella brings all the fresh flavors of summer in an easy-to-assemble snack or low-calorie lunch item.
Additionally, these wraps are really healthy. They are full of nutrient-packed ingredients while remaining low in calories.
In fact, each wrap only has 277 calories.
These wraps are also are vegetarian. So they are the perfect option for a “meatless Monday.”
Alternatively, you could pair the wrap with some sliced chicken breasts or deli meat for a little more protein.
You’ll also find that this is one of the quickest wraps to put together. It should only take you a few minutes to gather the ingredients and then piece together the wraps.
This makes them perfect for a quick snack or a grab-and-go lunch item. Check out more 300 calorie meals like this here.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Tortilla wraps – Using wraps is generally the healthier choice when finding a suitable bread substitute. They are a terrific item to have on hand, not just for wraps, but you can also make other things with them.
For example, they make great quesadillas. Also, they are great salad toppers after you cut them into thin strips and toast them in the oven for a few minutes.
Pesto – Pesto is a combination of fresh basil leaves, parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil. You can make it yourself or find a high-quality option at the grocery store or online.
Mixed leaf salad – Using mixed greens in this wrap adds crunch, flavor, and nutrition to the wrap. Darker, mixed greens are high in iron and fiber.
Of course, you can substitute with other greens like spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce.
Shredded mozzarella – Mozzarella provides a creamy, salty flavor to the wrap. It’s highly recommended to stick to mozzarella, but there are some substitute options.
These options include goat cheese or feta cheese. Both of these cheeses are also creamy and salty.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamin K, and folate. They are also known to decrease the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Basil – Basil is another ingredient you’ll love using as the summer months approach. In fact, you can usually find a small planter at your local grocery store so that you can grow your own.
Dill – Dill is another fresh herb you’ll see a lot during the warmer months. Its distinct flavor will make a big difference in this wrap.
It’s ok if you don’t like dill. You can either omit it or try another fresh herb like parsley or mint.
Salt & black pepper
How to Make Basil Tomato Wrap
Honestly, finding all of the ingredients will be the piece of this recipe that takes the most time. It’s so simple once you have everything in front of you.
Once everything is gathered, start by spreading the pesto on the entire tortilla.
Then, on the tortilla’s right side, add the remaining ingredients – tomato, mozzarella, basil, and mixed greens.
Lastly, sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
Now, roll up each wrap tightly to keep all of the ingredients inside.
Finally, cut them in half, and now they are ready to serve.
Is a Wrap Better than Bread?
Using a wrap instead of bread is usually a healthier choice. Sliced bread typically has a higher carb and sugar content.
This doesn’t mean that every wrap is healthier, though. You’ll want to be sure to read the nutritional label before purchasing.
So, when you’re buying wraps, look for the sugar, carbohydrate, and calorie content. Compare those numbers from a “healthy wrap” to a regular flour tortilla.
From there, you should be able to make the right choice as to which one will better suit your diet.
How Long Will They Last in the Fridge?
These wraps do taste the best when you eat them right away. Because they are made with ingredients that need to stay fresh, you shouldn’t really make them that far ahead of time.
But sometimes, we don’t always have the time to put together a wrap for lunch.
You can make the wrap in the morning and bring it with you on the go. Just make sure that you use an air-tight container to maintain the freshness.
Also, be sure to enjoy it on the same day. If not, the wrap might get a little soggy from the tomatoes and pesto.
Enjoy this wrap recipe that’s just perfect for summer. Pack your picnic basket with these tomato basil wraps along with a few snacks, and you’ll be good to go!
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- 5 Wholemeal Weight Watcher tortilla wraps
- 4 tbsp pesto
- 2.5 cups mixed leaf salad
- 4 oz shredded mozzarella
- 4 medium tomatoes (sliced)
- 20 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
- 1 tbsp dill (chopped)
- salt and black pepper
- Spread the pesto on each tortilla.
- Layer mixed leaf salad, mozzarella, tomato slices, basil, and dill on the right side of tortilla wrap. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
- Roll the wrap, cut in half before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 wraps Serving Size: 1 wrap
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4.5gTrans Fat: 0.2gUnsaturated Fat: 8.1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 28gNet Carbohydrates: 25.1gFiber: 2.9gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 11g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.