Wraps are pretty much on par with salads in the battle of sexy lunch dishes. Bust out of the boring wrap rut with this sweet and savory combination: sweet potatoes coated with pesto, rounded off with caramelized onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and Parmesan. Better yet: Make two weeks' worth and stock up your freezer.
It's the combination of ingredients that transform the dish. Somehow, roasted sweet potatoes and pesto hit it off really well, hitting both savory and sweet spots. Caramelized onions don't hurt, either, and a little cheese makes the whole thing worth heating.
If you're looking to add protein, thinly sliced steak tastes splendid with the pesto and Parmesan. Adding shredded rotisserie chicken is a fast fix as well.
A few more notes:
nVegetables can be roasted a few days ahead of time and wraps assembled as needed.
nExperiment with roasting the vegetables you have on hand, such as cauliflower, zucchini or beets.
nDrizzle balsamic vinegar over the filling for more sweet, tangy flavor.
Stephanie Barlow is a writer for TheKitchn.com, a blog on food and home cooking. Submit comments or questions to kitchnapartmenttherapy.com.
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