I was routing around in the fridge today trying to figure out what to eat. I wanted something healthy, but not too complicated. And since the weather has been hot, I wanted something somewhat cold. So I came up with this veggie burger lettuce wrap thing.
I keep a stock of veggie patties in the freezer since they are quick, yet somewhat healthy, and easy to prepare. I put one in the micro for 1-2 minutes while I washed and cut the other ingredients: lettuce, tomato and avocado (I have one of those cool avocado slicers that simultaneously slice and skin it in one swipe… a wise purchase since I’m an avocado fiend).
I also found some pesto in the fridge. I recommend always having pesto on hand. Keep it in the freezer; but also have some in the fridge that is ready to use. Either buy it or make it (basically: basil leaves, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese). I mixed it with a little mayo and smeared it on the layer of romaine lettuce leaves.
Then I cut the veggie patty into strips and laid them on top of the lettuce, followed by the avocado and tomatoes. I couldn’t help myself and topped it with the remainder of the pesto mayo (not enough to save, but I didn’t want to waste it). I rolled it up and cut it in half. Granted, it didn’t stay rolled up, but I would roll it before picking it up (taco style) and it was just fine. It was delicious and just what I was looking for (well, I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for, but that is how this came to be). I recommend you try it. Enjoy!
Here’s the approximate ingredient list (I didn’t measure the mayo and pesto):
- 1 veggie patty
- 2 large romaine or leaf lettuce leaves
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 3-4 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters, or a few slices of tomato
- 1 blob of mayo and pesto mixed (1 Tbsp each?)
- here’s an afterthought: red or sweet onion would probably be good on it too