In the United States, wraps are often a higher-priced variant of a classic burrito, made with ingredients drawn from cultures outside of Mexico. For instance a tortilla stuffed with basmati rice, sauteed veggies, and thai coconut curry dressing is a quintessential wrap. Here are some other fillings that commonly appear in wraps:
- Brown or basmati rice
- Spiced beans or dal
- Raw or sauteed vegetables
- Beyond Chicken or other meaty vegan strips
- Sauce or dressing (peanut, curry, mole, tahini, etc.)
- Chopped greens
- Baked tofu slices
- Vegan sour cream
The tortilla used to make a wrap may be made of white flour, whole wheat, or sprouted grains. Whole wheat or sprouted grains are much healthier choices than white flour.
Wraps tend to be big meals, so you’ll generally want to use a large tortilla (at least 12” in diameter) or lavash to make your wrap. The key to making a great wrap is to balance the dry ingredients sufficiently with the wet ingredients so that the wrap holds together, and is neither drippy nor so dry it falls apart.
Finally, keep in mind that you can add some diversity to your diet any time by converting your favorite sandwich into a wrap. A nut butter and jam wrap is a terrific variation of the classic sandwich, and can be prepared in seconds. Likewise, there’s no quicker meal than making a wrap from store-bought hummus and sprouts.