Thursday, May 19, 2011

Turkey Salami Wraps

I realize that it's been ages since I posted a new recipe, and believe me, it has been weighing heavy on my conscience. My excuse, and it is an excuse, is that I'm still just completely irritated with the Mac version of the Creative Memories digiscrapping software, and my jobsy wears me out. Whine, whine.

Never mind about that though, I snagged this amazing recipe from Smashley quite awhile ago, and I think you're going to like it. She brought these decadent little guys to a crop one night, and they were devoured in no time. 

Here are the basic ingredients, although you can change them up however you want: deli turkey (or whatever), hard salami, powdered ranch dressing, roasted red peppers, flour tortillas, cream cheese, and leafy green lettuce.

I know that bag of lettuce is upside down. It's bugging me too. It wouldn't stand up the other way though, so just pretend you're okay with it. I thought about Photoshopping the label out and rotating it, but my heart just wasn't in it. I've let it go.

See me letting it go.

Of course you have to wash and dry your lettuce, but you also have to remove the fibrous ribs. Basically that means remove the hard parts that won't allow the tortilla to roll up without tearing. That pretty much leaves the leafy green parts. Pun not intended.

Smashley's original recipe only calls for 8 ounces of cream cheese, but I ended up doubling that because I just couldn't stretch that amount of cream cheese out amongst ten tortillas. That, and I'm not afraid of cream cheese. Like butter, it's my BFF.

This is sort of time consuming, but it yields a lot so it's totally worth it. Trust me. After the cream cheese is on, start layering the rest of the ingredients. 

Roasted red peppers come next.

Then the pesky lettuce. I say pesky because the lettuce is what makes the rolling up part most difficult.

I'm spatially challenged, so I always have to concentrate when I'm getting ready to roll the tortillas up. You want the tortillas to have all the ingredients in every bite, so you need to start rolling parallel to the rows. It's easiest to watch the peppers because they form the tidiest line.

If all goes well, it should look like this when it's done. 

All the wraps need to be wrapped in plastic to keep the tortillas from drying out. Then they need to be refrigerated for at least a few hours to soften up a bit. Possibly there's another reason, but it sounds good to me.

See what I mean about a lot of wraps? Peanut Head and I take these in our lunches for days when I make them. They keep well. The girls love them too, and they're pretty picky.

If you're making them for an appetizer, you just slice them up (remove the plastic wrap, of course). Do I really need to say that?


They are very pretty as an appetizer. You can't call them wraps after you cut them though. Once you cut them, you have to call them Roll-Ups. Smashley says.

She's very bossy.

You must try them.

And finally, a new recipe card. Enjoy!


  1. How colorful and delicious!!!

  2. Oh my goodness!
    I can't decide which I loved better. The pretty pictures.....except the upside-down lettuce which I probably won't get over....
    your style of writing that had me laughing!

    I will try those because they look THAT good.

  3. another little tid-bit you can add- some bacon bits to that delicious cream cheese concoction. SO GOOD.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [21 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. I like to call them "pinwheels" aftey they're cut, not "roll ups". I dunno, just saying, I think the name is more fun :)

    I was thinking you could put that rude, unruly lettuce stuck to the cream cheese beneath all the other flatter, heavier stuff to smoosh it down & flatten it out. That would probably help make these easier to roll... Just a thought :)

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  6. thank you jill! i recently made your chicken salad for a luncheon for our teachers and it was a hit!!

  7. Hi Jill -
    I made this recipe this past weekend and it was a HIT ! Everyone loved it!
    When I was making it, I wasn't sure about the roasted red peppers but it add a wonderful flavor.

    Definitely a keeper :)!
    Thanks again!

  8. Jill - just wanted to let you know I made your wraps for a crop last Saturday...loved & enjoyed by all! Thanks!

  9. I really wanna make these soon! They look so good and pretty.

  10. I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! A friend gave me a similar recipe for her turkey wraps, but the recipe was pretty vague, and I don't do well with that. I was so excited to come across this recipe with pictures for each step. I just made them for my daughter's 1st birthday party, and they were delicious. In fact, I'm eating leftovers now. Thanks so much!