Beet Salad Lunch Wrap (vegan)

A salad wrap with a powerhouse of flavours and textures including pickled baby beets, sundried tomatoes and pesto.

Doesn't that look good? It's my favourite lunchtime wrap. And when I say favourite, you can fill in the blanks and figure out I eat this a lot. It is so darn tasty.

The beets are pickled, the tomatoes are sundried for that rich flavour, the peppers are sharp and crunchy as is the juicy cucumber. The salad leaves are the filler and the tortilla is spread with dairy free pesto before the toppings are pilled on. It's a flavour explosion in the mouth!


A rather overfilled beet salad wrap, waiting to to folded


As you can see I fill it rather generously, so when it comes to wrapping it and eating it, I do have to be careful. Does that make me add less the next time I make this scrummy wrap? Hell no, I add just as much, if not more. I just have to have some kitchen paper to hand for any escapees.

Sometimes I add a few dollops of Violife cream cheese to the tortilla too and I have to say that is rather good too. My vegetarian readers might like it with some fresh mozzarella added. I warn you though, don't add vegan mozzarella, as that wouldn't be a thing of pleasure.


A salad wrap with a powerhouse of flavours and textures including pickled baby beets, sundried tomatoes and pesto. Served with an apple and a small bowl of crisps (chips to my American friends)


I was feeling generous today and served my wrap with a small bowl of crisps (chips to my American readers) and a glass of mango cordial. I don't usually stop long enough to add anything on the side. I am usually too eager to dive in.

One warming to you. If you are making this for your lunchbox, roll it in some kitchen paper before wrapping it tightly in tinfoil. Otherwise some beetroot juice or oil from the sundried tomatoes or pesto can escape. That kitchen paper is a necessity if you aren't eating this right away. Mark my words!

uncooked beetroot

How I love thee beetroot

Let us count the ways!

  1. Raw and grated
  2. Pickled
  3. Tetra packed already cooked and ready to chomp
  4. Roasted
  5. On salads
  6. In wraps
  7. In sandwiches
  8. in couscous
  9. In a chocolate cake
  10. In a savoury tart

Or just straight out of the jar with a spoon! Yup! I'm that refined and shan't tell you about climbing onto a kitchen unit as a child to reach the cupboard so I could eat French mustard out of the jar with a teaspoon. Nope, not telling you that story. Me, I have no bad habits. NONE! I am a lady!


A salad wrap with a powerhouse of flavours and textures including pickled baby beets, sundried tomatoes and pesto. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



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A vegan salad wrap with a powerhouse of flavours and textures including pickled baby beets, sundried tomatoes and pesto.

Beet Salad Lunch Wrap

A salad wrap with a powerhouse of flavours and textures including pickled baby beets, sundried tomatoes and pesto.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins

ingredients


  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 1-2 tbsp dairy-free pesto 
  • A generous handful of salad leaves
  • 4 slices of cucumber, halved
  • A few slices of fresh red pepper
  • 3 sundried tomatoes, halved
  • 2 baby beets, quartered

instructions


  1. Spread the tortilla with pesto.
  2. Add your filling along the top half of the tortilla, first
    salad leaves, then cucumber, red pepper, sundried tomatoes and baby beets.
  3. Fold the sides of the tortilla in a little then holding them
    firmly, roll the tortilla from the top over the filling and towards you.
  4. Chop in half and serve.
  5. Enjoy!
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Here are a few of my favourite sandwiches and wraps


A selection of favourite sandwiches and wraps

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Veggie sausage, red pepper and hummus wraps
  2. The ultimate vegan sandwich
  3. Spiced chickpea and carrot sandwich filler
  4. Falafel and apple sandwich


If you are looking for more lunchtime inspiration check out my food guides 10 Vegan Lunchbox Ideas for Kids and The Ultimate Sandwich Guide (50 veggie and vegan sandwich ideas) or follow my Pinterest board Sandwiches - Make Lunch Special.

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Creamy Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Porridge for the Perfect Breakfast

Creamy Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Porridge for the Perfect Breakfast

I have to hold my hands up and admit I'm the worst person at eating breakfast. When I head to work in the morning I never eat breakfast. It's just too early for me and I can't face it. Somewhere between 9 am and 10 am is my optimum time to eat and enjoy breakfast. Before that? Nope! Not going to happen. I have to say in my house it's do what I say and not what I do, so Cooper never leaves the house without a tummy full of breakfast, which is usually a hearty bowl of porridge.

I do eat breakfast on my days off, when I will quite often enjoy a bowl of porridge. I'm not a great fan of cereal. Now and again I will take a notion for it, but not very often. I quite like a toasted bagel with cream cheese or a toasted teacake and the occasional slice of toast.

On a Sunday we eat breakfast late and we all enjoy baked beans on toast or a full cooked veggie breakfast.

Do you eat a special breakfast on Sundays?

Beet, Grape & Cream Cheese Salad with Herby Yogurt Dressing (vegan)

Beet, Grape & Cream Cheese Salad with Herby Yogurt Dressing (vegan)

This beet, grape and cream cheese salad is a big tasty salad for one. It's all singing and dancing. It has salad leaves and cucumber as the base and it given a ping with some tasty pickled baby beets, which have the tang of vinegar and a slight sweetness. There is sweetness from the grapes, salty crunch from the pistachios and a hit of fresh herbs and garlic in the creamy yogurt dressing.

Oh yes my friends this is a winner.

And it's all mine. 

Well actually it was all Graham's. I told him I'd make him a tasty lunch on Valentine's Day to enjoy after his dog walk (I shall not tell you I made him do housework and iron on his day off which just happened to be Valentine's Day, let's focus on the good stuff!).  I had already eaten a salad wrap, but I did taste all the ingredients as I was assembling the salad. I mean what's a girl to do?


Healthier Blender Chocolate Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce (vegan)

Healthier Blender Chocolate Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce (vegan)

Pancake day is nearly here and it's the perfect time to brush up your flipping skills and try out a new recipe. Today I'm sharing a recipe for healthier blender chocolate and banana pancakes. They are quick to make a super tasty!


Why are these pancakes healthier?

Generally pancakes are made with eggs, milk, sugar and flour and don't get me wrong, that makes a delicious pancake, but if you're looking for tasty pancakes that are healthier, lower in calories or suitable for a dairy free or vegan diet, then these are the pancakes for you.


These pancakes:


  1. Contain no egg
  2. Are sweetened with banana
  3. The milk is replaced with almond milk
  4. The chocolate flavour comes from good quality dark cocoa powder. 
  5. There is also an extra nutritional boost from chia seeds
  6. They are topped with berries for a second portion of fruit
  7. They can be cooked oil-free if you use a non-stick pan


The sauce has is made with cocoa powder and coconut milk with a little maple syrup to sweeten it.



Easy Vegan Chilli Mince Bean Wraps

Warm tortilla wraps filled with a rich flavourful spiced chilli made with soya veggie mince and beans, layered with salad, vegan cheddar and vegan creme fraiche in place of sour cream. A real family favourite with a printable recipe.

What can I say? These easy chilli bean mince wraps are well tested in our house and I mean well tested We've been eating them for years and they are Cooper's favourite dinner. When I asked him what he would like for dinner yesterday, of course he said chilli wraps and how could I refuse him?

I usually make a big pot as everyone loves them and always want them a second night too. I usually make enough chilli for two nights then enough leftover to pop in the freezer for another meal, but sometimes I just want to make enough for what we need.

This batch makes enough for 4-6 wraps, depending how deep you fill them. Graham and I like them really well filled, but Cooper prefers then a bit thinner and to be honest if I fill his a bit more modestly there is less chance of him getting in a total mess eating them.

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