By NYMetroParents Staff

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps

May 9, 2013   |  Health Advice & Tips  

Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit. Try one of their suggestions below, or come up with your own combination!

 

watermelon sandwich wrapsIngredients:

Tortillas: wheat, flour, corn, spinach, or sun-dried tomato

Spreads: chive cream cheese, hummus, guacamole, or Greek yogurt

Meats: turkey, ham, chicken breast, roast beef, or pepperoni

Sauces (marinades and salad dressings): BBQ, ranch, pesto, Thai peanut sauce, teriyaki, or ginger

Cheeses: feta, pepper jack, mozzarella

Veggies and other toppings: watercress, olives, scallions, cilantro, romaine, jalapenos, fresh mint, basil, shredded carrots, spinach, sprouts, and cucumber slices

Star ingredient: 1 watermelon spear, about a half-inch thick, 1 inch wide, and as long as your tortilla

 

Directions:

Create your own combination, or try one of the suggestions below. Start with a spread to help the other fillings stick together. Place toppings in the center of the tortilla with the watermelon spear on top. Roll tortilla over watermelon spear, tucking in all ingredients. Fasten with toothpick if needed.

 

English Tea Sandwich Wrap: flour tortilla, chive cream cheese, ham, watermelon, watercress

Greek Wrap: spinach tortilla, plain Greek yogurt, feta cheese, watermelon, black olives

Latin Watermelon Wrap: flour tortilla, ham, watermelon, cilantro, guacamole, scallions, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno

Southwest Chicken Wrap: corn or flour tortilla, guacamole, pepper Jack cheese, spicy chicken, romaine lettuce, watermelon, bacon ranch dressing, salsa

Watermelon Caprese Wrap: flour tortilla, pepperoni, watermelon, mozzarella, basil, pesto sauce

Thai Peanut Chicken Wrap: wheat tortilla, roasted chicken, Bibb lettuce, Thai peanut sauce, carrots, watermelon, cilantro

Southwest Veggie Wrap: spinach tortilla, cucumber, watermelon, cilantro, Swiss cheese, BBQ ranch dressing, guacamole

Mideastern Veggie Wrap: wheat tortilla, hummus with pine nuts, mint, thin cucumber slices, watermelon

Ginger Chicken Wrap: wheat tortilla, teriyaki ginger sauce, chicken, sprouts, watermelon, sweet chili and ginger, Bibb lettuce

Hawaiian Wrap: spinach tortilla, pineapple cream cheese, sweet chile with ginger, ham, watermelon

 

Also See:

More watermelon recipes, including watermelon "donuts," cupcakes, "lasagna," and more

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

 

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