It only takes a little extra effort to turn a sandwich from boring to great. Such is the case with these turkey wraps. A simple chipotle mayonnaise is a cinch to make and is flavored with lime, cilantro, and you guessed it, chipotle peppers. The chipotle adds a wonderful slightly smokey flavor and just a bit of heat to the sandwich.
I added a small clove of garlic to the mayo and used my food processor to blend all the mayonnaise ingredients together instead of just stirring them in a bowl. Also, I added some crumbled queso fresco cheese, seeded/chopped tomatoes and sliced avocado to each wrap. Instead of romaine lettuce, I used a bagged salad blend that had romaine, iceberg and red cabbage (for added color and crunch). Regular deli turkey would be good, too, if you can’t find smoked turkey.
Turkey Wraps with Chipotle Mayonnaise
-recipe from epicurious.com
Look for canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Latin American foods section of the market. Serve the wraps with purchased salsa and an avocado, grapefruit and red onion salad with oil and vinegar dressing. Complete the menu with chocolate wafer cookies and coffee ice cream.
Makes 2 servings; can be doubled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 green onion, minced
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 10-inch-diameter flour tortillas (plain or flavored)
8 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey
2 romaine lettuce leaves, center rib cut away
Combine mayonnaise, cilantro, green onion, chipotle chilies and lime juice in small bowl; stir to blend. Season chipotle mayonnaise with salt. Arrange tortillas on work surface. Spread each with half of mayonnaise; top with turkey and lettuce. Roll up tortillas tightly, enclosing filling. Cut each wrap in half.