Saturday, May 10, 2008

New York Goodwich

This is one of the first vegetarian recipes that my mom found back when I first announced that I was becoming a vegetarian. It was a huge success from the beginning. My recipe says that it came out of Fit for Life, which I'm assuming is this book. The year is right and the cover looks vaguely familiar.

I always forget to make this for some reason probably because it takes more prep time than our other wraps. This time I found that if I took the time to get all the ingredients ready in advance, we could throw these together in just a few minutes during the next few days. That makes them perfect for soccer season when we are eating at crazy times and always rushing to get out the door.

I'm going to list the recipe as I have it written but I have to admit, I don't measure out my vegetables. I make whatever I have on hand and then we each put whatever proportion of ingredients looks good into each wrap. That means I go really heavy on the barbecued onions whereas Kay goes for extra pickles!

New York Goodwich

1 cup broccoli, chopped

1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped

carrot, red cabbage, zucchini, grated

1 tablespoon barbecue sauce

1/2 cup onion


chopped lettuce


dill pickle, thinly sliced

Steam the broccoli and cauliflower for 5-7 minutes

Combine the carrot, cabbage and zucchini in a bowl.

Saute the onion in oil until limp. Add the barbecue sauce.

To assemble the sandwich: Heat the tortilla in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften it. Spread with mayonnaise. Add broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mixture. Next add the onions and about 3 slices of pickle. Top with lettuce. Roll like a burrito (tucking in the ends) and cut in half.

Note: It is less messy if you roll it up into a piece of plastic wrap.

Kay: I thought these looked really strange so I asked my mom what was in them. She would only tell me one ingredient every time I took a bite. I ended up eating almost the whole thing before she was done. It tasted ok but I like a lot of other things better.

Mom (Dana): Yum!!


Holler said...

That was a cheaty thing to do Dana, very sneaky! Sounds good though, I would like it!

Veggie said...

That was funny, but I guess Kay wouldn't have eaten it if she didn't sort of like it. (The bbq sauce is a strange ingredient, but it does sound good anyway.)

Champsleeve said...

That's just one of my many tricks!! If I can just get her to try it I can usually tell if she really doesn't like it or if she just doesn't want to like it by her face! I did get a dirty look this time, though, when the first ingredient I told her was "tortilla"!!

The BBQ sauce along with the pickle really peps up the flavor in these.


jd said...

This looks deee-licious!

I'm a big fan of wraps, so I'll definitely have to give it a try.

Thanks for the great idea!

I love your blog title, by the way :)