February 5, 2016

Monthly Mystery Munchies #10: Wild Rocket Pesto & Turkey Tortilla Wrap

#10! We are on Monthly Mystery Munchies #10 and for the first time since Gen and I started this challenge, we already have a theme for #11 for March. This is getting super exciting!

So what’s up for this month? We decided that we shall do a Party with Pesto theme for our Monthly Mystery Munchies this month, and Gen, over at Eat, Play Clove was just as enthusiastic about the challenge.

Pesto can be very versatile. There’s something about pesto that keeps me coming back for more. You won’t look back once you know pesto – it’s that flavour of basil, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil all together that make pesto so distinctly flavourful. I have used it in my pie and chicken dishes before. The results have never disappointed me. 

It is one of the easiest ways to add flavour to any dishes, and most commonly used with spaghetti.  And, because that is the simplest form of its use, it is also, in my opinion, a little under-stated. Surely there has got to be a few, if not more other ways besides using it with mostly spaghetti, pie and chicken! Just the thought of pesto makes me just want to party with pesto, which became our theme. 

Without over-thinking, I decided on something really simple in the form of a wrap. I could have made my own pesto if I had some fresh basil leaves, but I didn’t. I used the store-bought ones instead and they taste just as good. But, instead of the usual basil-based pesto, I used one that has got wild rockets in it.

Have a look at these babies:

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This is how we do it
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This is how else we played with it
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This is how we roll it
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This is how we fancied it up

Drooling yet? They really are good, I swear. I wish I had remembered to take a picture of the folded ones before I ate them all.

And I used lots and lots of pesto which I generously smeared on the tortillas. I made one batch with thin slices of turkey meat, roll it them up tightly, cut them up such that they look like pinwheels and serve them cold.

The other batch, I made without meat, sprinkled a mixture of shredded cheese instead and fold them over like you would a quesadilla. I popped them in the oven and served them hot with all the cheeses melting inside.

Can you tell that I had a ball making these?

Pesto & Turkey Tortilla Pesto
Serves 10
Easy to make party food and one that makes for a healthy breakfast
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can of rocket pesto
  2. 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  3. 1 pack of ricotta cheese
  4. About 20 pieces of sliced turkey ham, or deli meat
  5. 1 pack of whole wheat tortilla
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix rocket pesto, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese and pesto well until the mixture is smooth
  2. Take one piece of tortilla and smear a generous amount of the pesto mixture onto it, just like you would spread jam on a bread
  3. Top turkey ham on top of it
  4. Roll it
  5. Repeat till all the pesto and/or turkey ham is all used up
  6. Cut the rolls into smaller pieces if you wish. Serve cold. Otherwise, it is ready to eat just as it is.
A variation
  1. Alternatively, you can also vary it without using any meat
  2. After smearing pesto all over the tortilla, top it up with shredded cheese
  3. Fold into half and cut into quarters
  4. Before serving, put them in the oven for a few minutes and serve
Notes
  1. To ensure that the tortilla keeps its shape, wrap it in an aluminium foil and put in in the fridge for about half an hour before cutting it
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So, hey! I had partied with pesto! The best part: Not only did I party with this versatile ingredient, I can, technically serve them for a party and make them in 10 minutes flat. 20 minutes if there had been more tortillas to roll to serve my entire apartment building.

Curious as to what else you can do with pesto? Let’s hope over at Gen’s Pesto Party and see what she’s up to!

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Monthly Mystery Munchies features every first Friday of the month in collaboration with Gen, Author of Eat, Play, Clove. Next month will be Gen’s turn to choose a theme and this time, the challenge has been unleashed. Stay tuned. 


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  1. Yum!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. hmmm… it wasn’t as complicated and time-consuming as i thought. 🙂

    • Not at all, Plaridel! Really easy. Done in minutes! In fact, with the store-bought pesto bottle, you can just spread it out like that without the extra cheese mix.

  3. Gen

    Oh Ann, where to start…
    1) I love that you used rocket pesto – a lovely variation on the traditional pesto.
    2) Turkey meat! So healthy and creative!
    3) Tortillas – OBSESSED!

    You did a fabulous job this month (as usual) and I absolutely love our MMM. It’s exciting and pushes the creative boundaries. I have the best time thinking of fun recipes and I can see you definitely gave this one a lot of thought. Well done, Ann! Awesome recipe!

    • Heee..heee! Thank you, my dear BFF. I’m glad you think so, Gen. This was fun to do, really and soooo simple.I’m glad you had a lot of fun too and I’m so jealous you have your own homegrown basil, too! 😀 Wishing you a wonderful week and can;t wait for next month! x.

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