In my opinion, gatherings should feel uncontrived and casual, this way people feel free to relax and enjoy themselves. In fact, some of my best get-together’s have been thrown together at the last minute with just light bites to eat made from ingredients I already had at home. Whenever I find myself in this position, one of my go-to dishes is usually a tray of garden vegetable roll-ups with sliced turkey. These are so simple to make, and they look beautiful too!
Garden Vegetable Turkey Roll-ups [recipe]
Recipe makes 18 sandwiches
one package of six 10″ tortilla wraps ( I used wheat)
one pound of roasted turkey breast
head of romaine or green leaf lettuce
three carrots, peeled and cut into julienne strips
one English cucumber, not peeled, cut into julienne strips
one red pepper, cut into julienne strips
optional: strips of celery (I added to mine)
8 oz. light cream cheese
one clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp green onion, minced
dash of salt
In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic, green onion, paprika and salt.
Lay out your first tortilla, spread 2-3 tbsp of the cream cheese spread all over the tortilla. In the center of the tortilla, lay down 3-4 slices of turkey, then a couple slices of lettuce, then some of the vegetables. Roll up the tortilla into a wrap then slice the wrap into three pieces. The cream cheese spread should keep everything stuck together, if the wrap is lose in some spots, just apply a bit more spread.
Repeat this with the rest of the wraps, then arrange nicely on a platter.