You know how summer rolls are kinda sorta totally finicky to roll, those soft Asian rice papers and all? Enter deli turkey, the protein-packed easy-to-roll substitute. (And hey, deli ham works too!) I've rolled these with a mix of red pepper, cucumber, asparagus, avocado and mango but the choices are limited only by your imagination. Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-Ups are quick to make with easy on-hand ingredients. Better yet? They're good for you too. Each roll is just 50 calories and one Weight Watchers point – and yet totally fresh and filling. I think you'll love these, I know we sure did!
Hey! What happened to spring?! It seems we were blessed by three whole days of it, Easter Sunday in March, one day in April and another early this week. Then whomp, summer hit and the AC went on. So here it is, mid-May and already it’s full-on summer.
The only compensation? I a-d-o-r-e summer food! It’s why I started “Summer Easy” – my collection of easy summer recipes – awhile back. The premise – heavens, the PROMISE – is to spend less time in the kitchen, even while reveling in summer’s best fresh tastes.
So hello summer! We’re off to a great start! These Honey-Mustard Turkey Roll-ups with Fresh Veggies make a great light lunch, an after-swim snack, an easy bite before dinner. Good picnic food? That too!
EASY SKINNY TURKEY ROLL-UPS
with FRESH VEGGIES
Time to table: 20 minutes but will keep 2 – 3 hours in the fridge
Makes 1 to 100!
- Deli turkey, sliced thin but thick enough to roll without tearing
- Honey mustard
- Leaf lettuce, washed & dried, ribs removed
- Sliced cucumber, about 3” x 1/4”
- Sliced red pepper, same
- Sliced mango, same, optional
- Sliced avocado, same, optional
- Thin asparagus tips, about 3” long
- Black pepper
- Basil leaves (don't skip basil or a fresh substitute like dill or tarragon)
Set up an assembly line with all the ingredients. If the lettuce and basil leaves need washing and drying, do that first. Now begin to assemble a roll-up:A slice of turkey
Spread it with honey mustard
A leaf of lettuce, spread flat
Arranged cross-wise at one end, 4 – 6 total per roll-up, cucumber, red pepper, mango, avocado and asparagus
A turn or two of pepper Basil leaves, 3 – 4 per roll-up
Working gently, roll the turkey slice starting at the end where the vegetables are.
TO MAKE-AHEAD Make 2 – 3 hours ahead, cover and refrigerate. The lettuces goes soft after that.
MORE IDEAS Mix a fruity apricot jam with a little horseradish, substitute for the honey mustard. Or use a little cream cheese mixture, even hummus, to avoid sogginess, just be sure it’s not too “wet”.
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