"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Too hot to cook: Easy veggie wraps

by Julie on September 6, 2013

in Green Goddess, Dinner, Snacks & Sides

Cool it

Cool it

It’s been in the 90s for weeks now and everybody is in high grump. I feel like I’m living in an oven. Yes, that’s a cliche.

My house is old with thick walls. If you let the cool night air in you can capture it inside for most of the day by closing the windows and curtains, in the Mediterranean fashion, opening it up again to air it out just as the day is cooling down. This is charming and old-world, but only works when it cools down at night.

And it hasn’t been. And no, of course I don’t have AC. And you think I’m going anywhere near the stove?

It’s like an oven in here. No exaggeration.

Fortunately for me Lettie showed up with this idea, courtesy of her mom: No-cook veggie wraps with home-made salsa. Tasty. Easy-peasy. Healthy even. And no need to go anywhere near a flame.

With an unopened bottle of white wine in the fridge. The day was indeed looking up.

Here’s what you need:

Whole wheat tortillas (or falash bread, or whatever you fancy to wrap stuff in). Wrap a few in a clean dish towel and microwave for a minute to soften them up. Spread with hummus.

red onion slices on hummus

…and would it kill you to add a bit of red onion?


Then add your veggies. Your cukes, of course. Slice thin. Then…

yellow tomatoes and avocadoes

Obviously tomatoes and avocados

Then take a sip of nice, cool, white wine and continue.

veggie wrap with salsa

drizzle with salsa…

Lettie’s mom makes salsa by blending a few chopped tomatoes with a little onion and maybe an garlic clove in a bit of olive oil. Or you can use the salsa you buy.  Add some chopped cilantro if you’re feeling fancy.

Wrap. Serve on a plate. Feed to starving friends and teenagers.

The consensus?

It's a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

Stay tuned! More soon…





{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie September 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

YUM! I’ve been having something similar to these wraps for dinner the past few weeks only with chive cream cheese instead of hummus. Must try with the hummus now. Great critic’s photo! Did you get a new camera?


Danielle October 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

Oh my goodness, I feel exactly the same about cooking in the Summer…just too darn hot! Thank you for the wrap idea!



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