I’ve been crazy busy with the holidays and babysitting my grandchildren and missed my weekly GO To Tuesday post … so we’ll do a GO To Thursday instead! Our local Alameda Grocery Outlet is a great one-stop go-to for holiday menu ingredients. I’m creating a Hanukkah menu of brisket, latkes and roasted asparagus this weekend that I’ll feature next week.
I made these little bites for lunch during a day of sailing on San Francisco Bay with a group of friends. They also make a great appetizer for holiday parties as they come together in minutes, travel well, don’t require utensils and can be made vegan or with meat.
You can leave them in the rolls, wrap in plastic wrap or tinfoil and refrigerate, then cut before serving. Don’t make too far in advance if you use any “wet” ingredients such as marinated veggies as they will get mushy. (You can drain them on paper towels to remove excess moisture.)
Variations: Endless! Lavash comes in several types. The key is to only open the package when you are ready to make the bites as it will become dry and hard to roll if left out too long. Don’t put too many ingredients in one sandwich or you will need to use toothpicks to hold them together; instead make a variety of rolls with different combinations. I have a recipe for homemade hummus in my blog … easy and very inexpensive to make! You could also substitute cream cheese for hummus for a different flavor.
Ingredients … Mix & Match:
- Package of Lavash (6 sheets) You can find these in a bakery cart next to the refrigerated eggs and dairy case or in the baked goods aisle.
- Hummus (try different flavors … our Grocery Outlet features 3 -4 varieties at any given time!)
- Bag of spring mix, arugula or baby spinach and/or sprouts
- Fresh herbs such as mint, basil, thyme
- Thinly sliced meats and cheeses
- Thinly sliced fresh veggies (I used cucumbers for a nice crunch)
- Marinated or canned veggies (artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olives)
- Salt, pepper and other dried herbs to taste
- Lay lavosh sheets on a cutting board.
- Spread a thin layer of hummus on the lavosh, leaving about one inch at each end.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and other dried herbs on the hummus, and then layer lettuce, herbs, meat, cheese and veggies on top of three-quarters of the hummus. (Leave a quarter of just hummus so that it will seal the lavash roll.)
- Roll fairly tightly with both hands to hold everything in the roll.
- Slice into 1 inch pieces and serve.
Go To Tuesdays are weekly recipes from products purchased at the Alameda Grocery Outlet, 730 Buena Vista Ave.
Please let me know if you made the recipe and liked it or would suggest changes. And also feel free to suggest future recipes.