Monday, August 20, 2007

Pickles In a Blanket

My son loves pickles right now. They count as a vegetable, right? So, we recently created this idea for a new lunch "sandwich." This recipe also uses the pre-shredded bagged carrots. These are such a great, easy peasy way to sneak carrots into lots of different things. I have cooked them with refried beans, spaghetti sauce, soups, etc. Some brands are thicker than others, so you might want to give them a good rough chop first, just to get them easier to hide.

Pickles in a Blanket

2 Dill Pickle Spears, sliced lengthwise and then diced
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1-2 radishes, sliced thin and chopped
1 tablespoon onion, minced
1/4 - 1/2 cup light cream cheese
whole wheat or spinach tortillas

After dicing the pickles, set them on paper towel to absorb extra moisture as you prepare the other vegetables. Mix the first five ingredients, spread on the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla like a spiral, cut into 1 inch pieces.

You can add really any veggies you have on hand; popping the cream cheese in the microwave for 10 seconds makes this mixture a snap to spread.

This would be great for a back to school lunch!

1 comment:

chelsea said...

yay!!! i'm so excited about this blog. i'm so bored of pb&j, mac and cheese and hot dogs. :)