Create Your Own Bite #3:
Warm Beet and Feta Wrap
1/2 Cup of Beets
3/4 Cup Greens
1/8 – 1/4 Cup of Athenos Fat Free Crumbled Feta
1 Trader Joe’s Reduced Carb Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla
1 Tablespoon of Maple Grove Farms Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette
This recipe makes one Warm Beet and Feta Wrap. Estimated Calories: 145
Welcome to day two of my exploration of the mouthful morsel, beets! One of my favorite ways to enjoy this beautiful root is with some creamy cheese, a touch of contrasting vinegar, and a bitter crunch.
You can enjoy this recipe grain and gluten-free by cutting out the wrap, and reinventing this dish as a warm beet and feta salad.
Remember those beets we took time to oven-roast yesterday? Cut about a half-cup of beets into matchsticks, and toss them in a sauce pan with a crack of black pepper and a dash of salt. This is really just to reheat, but if your beets are a little al dente after roasting, it will soften them up, too.
For the ambiguous “greens” component of the recipe, I used cabbage (Remember my St. Patrick’s day feast? Yep – I still had leftover cabbage). Arugula, kale, or any bitter green would be a fantastic substitution, however. I wilted down about 3/4 of a of chopped green cabbage, after first removing the beets from the pan. This was simply an aesthetic choice, as beets inevitably stain everything they touch.
Finally, put the tortilla in a separate pan on low heat, and after toasting both sides, sprinkle on as much feta as you like. A serving is 1/4 cup, but I definitely used less. The Trader Joe’s tortillas I use are fairly small, only 6 1/2 – 7 inches in diameter, but if you love your wraps extra-cheesy, this one will be completely guilt free. Athenos fat free crumbled feta is only 40 calories for an entire quarter cup.
After the feta has started to melt, fill your wrap with the beets, top with your wilted greens, and drizzle on the balsamic vinaigrette.
This makes a great low-cal snack, but double the recipe and enjoy two for lunch! Full of nutrients and antioxidants, this handheld bite is a personal favorite.
For a final foray into this weekend beet-down, I’m taking a trip to one of the best places to dine-out with friends in Cambridge, if you’re of the restricted-diet crowd. What’s more, they have a beet dish that I get midnight cravings for.
Hope to see you then, to share another beet-bite!