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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Avocado-Turkey Wrap

This is one of my favorite quick foods. It is also extremely healthy and filling.
For the tortilla, use any kind you want. As long as it is pliable, it will work great.

You will need a microwave safe plate.

Ingredients:

1 small avocado or 1/2 of a large one, cubed.
1 serving sliced turkey- you can use lunch meat or two slices of roasted/smoked turkey
2 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
handful of sliced jalapenos or serrano peppers- optional
1 large soft shell tortilla- about 7" or "burrito size"

For the avocado, cut in half lengthwise. Twist apart.
To remove the pit:
Scoop it out with a large spoon OR with the cutting knife, stab the pit. It works best if you use the bottom portion of the blade. The blade will be stuck in the pit. Holding the fruit in one hand and the knife in the other, twist. To take knife out of the pit, wrap a paper towel around the pit and pull it off the blade.
If you only need half the avocado, wrap the other half immediately in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Run a spoon in between the skin and flesh of the avocado. Pull the flesh out and cube it. Or slice, if you'd rather.
Set aside.
Lay the tortilla on a microwave safe plate.
Cover the tortilla with the turkey.
Sprinkle with the cheese.
Sprinkle with the pepper slices, if using.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Turn the tortilla. If you don't lift and rearrange it, the bottom will get soggy or at the least very moist.
Microwave for another 30 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and put the avocado on just one half of the tortilla.
Flip the other side over the avocado.

Enjoy!
Makes 1.

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Last year's A recipe was Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

35 comments:

  1. Yum! Way to go Ruth...I knew you'd be tickling my tastebuds!

    Cheers, Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. Since you can use whatever shell you want, it would work with your diet. :)

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  2. Hi Ruth .. avocado - I haven't had one for ages - must get some again .. and I love an avocado salad ... thanks for reminding me .. and I'll be having turkey sometime soon - good combo .. cheers Hilary

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  3. yummy recipe for A

    here is mine
    http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/search/label/GAC%20A-Z%20Artists

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    1. Thanks Pa UI,
      I'll be over to check your blog.

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  4. Oh good, am going down the list and I found a foodie, love avocado:-)
    thanks for sharing
    martine

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    1. Isn't it great? I could eat it every day.

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  5. OMG. Are you going to be doing recipes everyday?!?!? I'm so IN! I'll be collecting every single one too. YUM!

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    1. Diantha, that is the plan. :)
      Thank you.

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  6. What a great idea, Ruth. This sounds so yummy
    Karen

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  7. Ohmygod, this sounds delicious! As does your recipe for last year's A. Great idea for a challenge theme. Happy A-Z challenge!

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    1. Thank you.
      Happy A-Z challenge to you too!

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  8. Wow...I'm drooling!! Looks and sounds delicious. I also love to cook and recipes were my theme last year, this year it's parts of the body...not nearly as yummy!!
    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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    1. I'm sure it will be good.
      Thank you Monica.

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  9. Wow...I'm drooling. Looks and sounds delicious. I too love to cook and did recipes for last years challenge. This year I'm doing parts of the body...not nearly as yummy!!

    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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  10. Yum! I didn't know I was hungry until I read this. Makes me want to go cook up a turkey for some yummy sandwiches all week.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  11. I have been trying to get into a routine of cooking more and making new things, so this is right up my alley -- except that avocado, lol. Avocado has always turned me off because of the color and well, it just looks so weird. If I make a turkey wrap using this recipe though, I'll probably just get some avocado sauce or paste (or whatever that stuff is) from Qdoba or Chipotle Mexican Grill and then at least try it. Oh wait, they don't have avocado, do they? I must be referring to guacamole. Shucks! Well, they're both green and weird and gross looking but I may try it. There's a first time for everything, right?

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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    1. Nicole, thanks for stopping. Guacamole is made from avocados. They have a similar taste. You could substitute something else for the avocado. If there is a veggie you really like, use that.

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  12. Turkey and avocado are such a great combination!

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  13. This looks good. I love avocados , thank you.
    My A to Z Challenge

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  14. Avocado is one of my favorite foods. Sometimes I'll just eat it on toast, yum.

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    1. Rusty, I've never eaten it on toast before. Something to try.

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  15. This will be perfect the next time I have left over avocado that needs to be used. Thanks for posting this super easy recipe and good luck on the rest of the A to Z Challenge!

    Sarah @ The Writer's Experiment

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    1. Easy is good!
      Good luck to you too, Sarah.

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  16. Looks like a yummy recipe. I'll definitely try it out one of these days.
    Great start to the A-Z!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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