Monday, August 23, 2010

Creole Veggie Wraps w/ Salsa + Southern Peach Tea

When it's 95 degrees out, and I'm pressed for time, I love to make these delicious veggie wraps for a quick and healthy lunch. They are so versatile and you can use just about any fresh produce that you might have on hand, or you could add some shredded cheese, chunks of cooked chicken, or small cooked shrimp, for added protein. The variations are endless, just use your imagination! Serve with your favorite salsa. Cest bon, cher!

Creole Veggie Wraps

4 ( 8") flour tortillas
2 handfuls of fresh spinach or lettuce
1 small Roma tomato, sliced and cut in half
1 small onion, sliced and cut in half
1/2 small green or red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 small avocado, sliced and cut in half
1 small jalapeno, sliced
8 oz.'s cooked chicken, shrimp and/or shredded cheese
Salt to taste
Fresh herbs, (parsley, cilantro, or basil), chopped
Olive or canola oil cooking spray

Heat a medium skillet on low and spray with cooking spray. Place tortilla in skillet and add a line of spinach or lettuce, choice of protein, if desired, and a few jalapeno slices. Then add a line of tomatoes, onions, peppers, and avocados. Sprinkle with salt and fresh herbs. With a wide spatula, fold one side up, and then the other, and press down, gently. Cook for 2 minutes. Carefully turn and press down, gently and cook for 2 more minutes. Makes 4. Enjoy!

Southern Peach Tea

And as you can expect, your mouth might be begging for something cold and refreshing, to lessen the heat of those jalapenos! How about a nice big glass of Southern Peach Tea to wash it all down with, cher, and some cool watermelon for dessert!

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 bags of Celestial Seasonings "Country Peach Passion" tea in a heat resistant container. Steep for for 4 to 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup sugar, while tea is still hot. Allow to cool and transfer to a 2 quart pitcher. Add one quart of cold water, ice cubes, and 1 large sliced, fresh peach and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for one hour, to let the flavor of the peaches blend. Stir before serving and garnish with mint leaves. Fabulous! 

I am sharing these over at Garden Variety Wednesday.


Rosaria Williams said...

So good!
May I suggest a simple salsa recipe to go with these:
chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, cilantro leaves, one chopped jalapeno, juice of lime, salt and pepper. No preservatives at all!

Nancy said...

I know what I'm having for lunch!

Thanks to lakeviewer for the salsa recipe. I have all of those things on hand. Love this idea for a hot summer day.

nanny said...

simple and delicious....I love wraps!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

looks fabulous... Love the tea!

Pat Tillett said...

Yum!!! (as always)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Like the header phopto very much.
Another delicious meal . . . so soon?
Now look - I'm supposed to be on a diet! Oh ok I suppose there aren't too many calories there. I looks really delicious . . .

Kittie Howard said...

Perfect for tomorrow night...could drink a gallon of the tea NOW, love that stuff. AND some really nice reports tonight on the news about NO, how tourism has rebounded, things are really looking up. (Gave you a shout-out on today's post, cher.)

Anonymous said...

Goodness me,I am so glad I found your blog.Love the food the music and all.
Diet just flew out the window.

Anonymous said...

On the subject of your great Zydeco music,my neighbour in France is called Michel Doucet.
I played for him Michael Doucet avec Beau Soleil,which he loved.So of course he thinks he is related from way back.
Bonne Journée

Kat said...

Think I will make one for lunch today as I love anything wrapped in a tortilla! Thanks a bunch.

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Merci, I love these and hope that you try them. And, thanks so much for the great salsa recipe!

Nancy- Thanks, glad you like them! I could have these everyday, for lunch. They are that good and so easy! Enjoy!

nanny- Thanks, cher! I love them, too! And they are a great way to get your daily veggie quota in.

Dave- Merci beaucoup for the sweet comment, cher! They are so good for you, too! Hope you try the tea!

Pat- Thanks, glad you like and hope you try them! Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Merci, cher, the zinnias have done very well this year. And not too many calories, indeed! I needed something low-cal, after my weekend shrimp binge. lol Thanks!

Drick said...

great wrap, at first I thought, whoa, that's one big mama...but then I saw it was a close up by the size of the peppers... the tea is a great combination too, lots of flavor

Fragrant Liar said...

Man! That looks like a feast! What time is dinner?

Linda Starr said...

those look delish and peach tea, got to make some of that; I have not tried that tea before thanks for the recipes.

Marguerite said...

Kittie- A little on the healthy side, but hey, it's all good and good for you! Hope you make the tea, it is fab! Yes, things are lookin' up, in N.O.! Merci beaucoup, cher, it was sweet of you!

Ian- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! Thanks so much for your nice comments! I'm glad that you found it, too, and that you enjoyed everything! Also glad that your friend enjoyed the Michael Doucet clip. He probably is related from way back, we all are! Merci for stopping by!

Kat- Thanks, cher! So glad you like and hope that you enjoy them!
I am eating light this week, getting ready for my birthday binge! lol You're so welcome!

Drick- Thanks, lol! Guess I shoudn't have zoomed in so much! The tea is one of my faves and it is divine! Hope you try it, cher!

Fragrant Liar- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Dinner time is usually whenever I have time to cook! lol Thanks for stopping by!

Linda- Thanks, so glad you like it! Yes, you simply must make this tea. It is dee-lish and I can drink a whole pitcher, on a hot day, which is every day, around here! Cheers!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is so tempting! When is the serving? :)

Magic of Spice said...

Oh darling, this is so my kind of meal...wonderful :) P.S. when you have a moment there is an award waiting for you here...
Hugs from, Alisha and the rest of us here :)


hey louisianalady! yummmmm.....fresh ripe delicious tomatoes! not much better than that! and they are in abundance here right now! great lunch idea! and the peach tea! be still my heart! i have loved celestial seasonings tea forever!!!

hope the sun shines down on you and yours dear lady! ;)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I can't tell you the last time I had peach tea!

I just had breakfast and this has made me hungry all over again - dang your hide! *laughing*

Marguerite said...

Bhavesh- Hi and welcome! Anytime is a great time to serve these veggie wraps. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment!

Spice- Thanks, so glad you like it! Me too, in between Cajun dishes, of course! lol Thanks so much again, for the lovely award! Cheers!

Gypsy- Oh, cher, I know all about that wonderful produce on the Eastern Shore. Please have some tomatoes, Silver Queen corn, and cantaloupe for me. And don't forget a few dozen steamed Chesapeake Bay crabs! Merci, same to you, mon amie!

Kathryn- Oh, you must try this version of peach tea, sha! It's so delicious with the fresh peaches and mint! Thanks, just wait till you see my next post! lol

Brandi said...

Your wraps look delicious! I love the peach tea recipe too!

Michelle B said...

Thanks for linking these recipes with Garden Variety Wednesday!

Know what I like best? The fact that you heated/browned them a bit in a pan! I'm all for quick & easy when it's so hot out, but that little touch is...well, cest bon is right.