Sandwich wraps with Asparagus and Avocado are fabulous and also low-fat and low calorie! Serve these sandwich wraps for lunch or at a party on the appetizer buffet. They are easy-to-make and are sure to impress your guests. Use different tortillas for a variety of colors to make a nice display. You can also choose to use low-fat or multi-grain tortillas for healthier options. I love the fresh taste that the lime and cilantro bring out in this sandwich.
My neighbor, Roxanne Sienkiewicz of Beaverton, Oregon made this wonderful Asparagus and Avocado Wraps for our Gourmet Dinner Group.
- 24 spears asparagus
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice, cooked and cold
- 3 tablespoons yogurt, plain, nonfat
- 3 (10-inches in diameter) whole wheat tortillas
- 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, fresh
- 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
In a medium-sized saucepan over high heat, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket, cover, and steam until just tender, approximately 5 minutes. Remove the asparagus and immediately rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain thoroughly.
In a small bowl, mash the avocado, lime juice, and garlic into a coarse puree; set aside.
In another small bowl, stir together the rice and yogurt to mix well; set aside.
Heat a large dry frying pan (not one with a nonstick surface) over medium heat. One at a time, heat the tortillas in the hot pan until softened, approximately 20 seconds per side.
Lay the tortillas flat on a clean work surface. Spread the avocado mixture equally among the tortillas. Top each with an equal amount of the rice mixture, asparagus, cilantro, and onion. Fold in both sides and the bottom of each tortilla up over the filling; then roll to close.
If made in advance, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 hour. Return to room temperature before serving.
To serve, cut each wrap in half crosswise.
Source: Recipe originally from The Mayo Clinic’s Williams-Sonoma Cookbook by John Phillip Carroll, published by TimeLife Books. Photo from Mission Foodservice.
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