Tortilla Wrap (Easy & Healthy)

Feel happy, satisfied, and full with a Tortilla Wrap that has all the tasty goodness that you want!

Mexico has always been known for its popular delicacy, the Tortilla Wrap. With your favorite filling combination, you can make a dish that’s loaded with all the delicious food inside. It’s easy, convenient, and so healthy for you.

Whenever you don’t have enough time to cook breakfast or snacks, just wrap up a tortilla for a quick meal. It only takes about ten minutes to make, especially if the filling is ready.

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I love serving the Tortilla Wrap for breakfast, snacks, and weekends. My kids also love it for their school lunch, so we always have tortillas and filling ingredients at home. Every bite is truly a delight to the senses!

How to Make Tortilla Wrap

As long as you know what filling you want, making a Tortilla Wrap is effortless. Here, I’ll share with you the best filling combination I tried. Everything just tastes incredibly well together, making every bite irresistibly yummy.

Come and make the best Tortilla Wrap with me!

Ingredients

These are my go-to ingredients for the Tortilla Wrap:

Tortilla

You can’t make a wrap without a tortilla.

The tortilla is a thin, chewy, and unleavened flatbread staple food in Mexico. The tortilla can be made of wheat, flour, or maize. You can buy these in stores or make them from scratch at home.

History tells us that the earliest tortillas were created as early as 10,000 BC as a gift among the Aztecs. Nowadays, they are widely used for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, pizzas, and fajitas.

You can make the tortillas at home for a fun DIY project. Aside from using them for wraps, I also love making Breakfast Crepes with these!

Beef

A tortilla wrap always tastes better with beef.

When it comes to tortilla wrap fillings, minced beef is always one of my top choices. It has the perfect smoky, savory, and meaty taste that will taste even better with the right herbs and spices.

The beef’s soft, tender, and juicy quality also makes the filling satisfying at every bite. I suggest preparing cooked minced beef to easily add to the wraps. You can also use any leftover meat you have.

You can also cook Spaghetti Bolognese or Meat Pie to go with the Tortilla Wrap!

Smoked paprika

If you want to add a mildly spicy and warm flavor to the dish, then you should definitely use smoked paprika.

Seasoning with smoked paprika intensifies the flavors of the beef and vegetable fillings. It balances the sweet taste of the other ingredients for the right blend of flavors at every bite.

You can also use paprika if you prefer a sweet and fresh flavor. I suggest pairing it with other herbs and spices when cooking the beef for richer quality. A little bit of seasoning already goes a long way in the Tortilla Wrap.

Mayonnaise

Make the Tortilla Wrap taste amazing with mayonnaise.

Bring the filling together by using mayonnaise as a binder and garnish. It has a good mix of salty and sour flavors that will make the beef and veggies taste so much better. The mayonnaise also prevents the dish from feeling dry.

Instead of mayonnaise, you can also use other spreads or dips that will go well with your filling. Happy Muncher suggests using pesto, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and more for wraps too!

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Romaine lettuce

Any wrap tastes great with romaine lettuce.

Don’t forget to give the dish a vibrant green color and a crunchy texture with fresh and healthy romaine lettuce. It even has a juicy quality that’s oozing with sweet and earthy flavors.

An article by Style Craze mentioned that lettuce is good for weight loss, brain function, eyesight, sleep quality, and immunity. They’re not just yummy; they’re healthy too!

Avocados

Your Tortilla Wrap will not be complete without fruits, especially avocados.

Avocados will give the wrap a moist and soft texture inside. These will have a sweet, nutty, and earthy flavor that goes well with the other filling ingredients. Be sure not to miss out on the flavor and texture of avocados, okay?

Its texture also complements the mayonnaise for a creamy and smooth feeling when you bite into it. If you have leftover avocados, then use them to make guacamole for the wraps!

Sweetcorn

Show how sweet you are with some sweetcorn in the Tortilla Wrap.

They may be small, but the corn adds a tremendous quality to the tortilla wraps. It has a sweet and buttery flavor that makes everything taste better. Using sweetcorn for wraps is a good way of making the most out of them.

The juicy and chewy texture of the sweetcorn even makes the experience more enjoyable. Sweetcorn is also easy to make at home. You can also use the kernels from Corn on the Cob or Roasted Corn!

Red onion

The tortilla wrap recipe is not complete without the red onion.

Escalate the quality of the Tortilla Wrap by adding red onion to your filling. It has a mildly sweet and spicy taste that will taste well with the beef and smoked paprika. Even raw, it truly tastes delicious.

The red onion will also add a crunchy and juicy quality to the dish. Even when used raw, it is guaranteed to give the best flavors to the tortilla wrap. I also use the red onion to make my Salad recipe taste better.

Cucumber

Next on the queue is the cucumber!

You won’t believe how tastier the wraps will be with the cucumber. The sweet and earthy taste truly tastes wonderful with the vegetables and meat. Everyone will surely come for more wraps when you add cucumbers.

According to Masterclass, the cucumber’s water content can give a hydrating and cooling effect. When eaten raw, the cucumber’s crisp and crunchy texture is also quite enjoyable.

Tomato

Any wrap recipe tastes a whole lot better with tomato.

Its sweet and tarty quality does a good job of balancing the savory and spicy flavors of the dish. The moisture from the tomato also improves the texture of the entire wrap.

When you bite into the tortilla, you will feel that the tomato is juicy and pulpy on the inside yet crunchy and crisp on the outside. I also suggest using these for Beef Skewers and One-Pot Spaghetti to pair with the wraps.

Jalapeño

Do you want to add a kick of spice to the dish? Toss in some jalapeños.

Remember to add jalapeños for a surprising burst of spicy and warm flavors. They are green in color with a crunchy texture and spicy and smoky flavor. Aside from their spice, you will also taste a touch of fruity and sweet flavors from it.

Aside from jalapeños, I also suggest using a scotch bonnet or chili flakes for the right level of spice. Adding jalapeños will surely be another reason to love the Tortilla Wrap!

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Can you imagine mixing all these interesting flavors in one tortilla wrap? It is certainly divine, savory, tasty, and healthy! I know you want to know how to make it, so let’s start!

Directions

Let’s get wrapping with the Tortilla Wrap recipe!

  1. Slice the red onion, tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, and red onion to your preferred sizes using a knife.
  2. Rinse the romaine lettuce.
  3. Cook the minced beef with the seasoning of your choosing.  
  4. Then, place the tortilla flat on a plate.
  5. On one side, put the romaine lettuce.
  6. Top it with the cooked minced beef, avocado, sweetcorn, red onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, smoked paprika, and mayonnaise. 
  7. Fold it and secure it with a toothpick, and it is ready to eat! 

With simple ingredients and an even simpler recipe, there is truly no reason why you shouldn’t try this glorious Tortilla Wrap with Healthy Fillings! 

Tips

Homemade Tortilla Wraps

To make your tortilla:

  1. Mix a cup of plain flour with two tablespoons of vegetable oil, half a teaspoon of sea salt, and ⅔ cup of water.
  2. Knead them in a bowl until it forms a dough. 
  3. Lightly flour a flat surface.
  4. Knead the dough until ready.
  5. Then, let it rest in a covered bowl for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Cut into portions and roll out each one as thinly as possible. 
  7. Cook them on a frying pan over medium heat for up to two minutes on each side.
  8. Wrap it in foil and cover it with a towel to rest.

It can last up to three months when frozen!

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Cooking Beef Mince

  1. Pour oil into a hot pan.
  2. Add the beef.
  3. Stir occasionally with a spatula.
  4. Then, turn off the heat and remove the excess oil.
  5. Cook the drained beef mince until it turns brown.
  6. Flavor the beef with your preferred herbs and spices for added flavor. 

Lettuce

Buying lettuce
  • Martha Stewart suggests buying romaine lettuce with crisp and long leaves.
  • Also, go for lettuce that feels heavy for its size.
Storing lettuce
  • Keep the lettuce in the crisper drawer of your fridge for ten days.
  • Unwashed lettuce will last longer in storage.

Avocados

Buying avocados
  • Purchase avocados with healthy skin, heavyweight, and a firm pit.
  • It should also yield slight pressure.
Storing avocados
  • Leave unripe avocados to ripen at room temperature in a cool and dark place.
  • Once ripe, store them in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • Sliced avocados should be coated with a bit of lemon juice before storage.

Sweetcorn

Buying sweetcorn
  • Buy sweetcorn with healthy green husks and silk ends without decay.
  • The kernels should be small and plum when pierced. 
Storing sweetcorn
  • Whole sweet corn should be refrigerated before use.
  • Wrap it in paper towels or put it in a resealable bag to last up to a week. 
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Red onion

Buying red onion
  • The best onions are firm, heavy for their size, and with unbruised skin.
  • They should also have a vibrant color and a powerful smell. 
Storing red onion
  • Store the red onions at room temperature in a cool and dark place.
  • For sliced red onions, store them in a container in the fridge. 

Cucumbers

Buying cucumbers
  • Buy unblemished cucumbers without soft spots.
  • The color should also be dark green with specks of yellow.
  • Avoid wrinkled cucumbers.
Storing cucumbers
  • Place the cucumber in the fridge for up to three days.
  • You can also freeze it in a freezer bag.
  • For sliced cucumber, store it in a resealable bag

Tomatoes

Buying tomatoes
  • Tomatoes should be firm, glossy, and plump in texture.
  • Don’t buy ones with bruises and soft spots. 
Storing tomatoes
  • Let unripe tomatoes ripen at room temperature with the stem side up.
  • You can refrigerate ripe tomatoes for up to three weeks.

Jalapeños

Buying jalapeños
  • Ripe jalapeños are firm, deep green or red, and about three to five inches in length.
  • They can also have white lengthwise lines once ripe. 
Storing jalapeños
  • Place them in a resealable bag and store them in the crisper drawer of your fridge to last up to two weeks. 
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Homemade Mayonnaise

To make your own mayonnaise, just use a food processor to beat an egg for about 20 seconds. Then, add a pinch of sea salt, vinegar, and mustard and process for another 20 seconds.

Add a few drops of oil as it transforms into a mayonnaise-like consistency. You can also season it with lemon juice if preferred. 

Tortilla Wrap Variations

What I love about the Tortilla Wrap is that I can always make a different flavor every time!

You are free to remove, add, or substitute the ingredients of this recipe because food is also about creativity and fun! For instance, you can use chicken or turkey instead of beef mince for a new flavor.

Aside from the ingredients in this recipe, you can also add ham, cheese, tofu, hot dogs, bacon, cream cheese, olives, turkey, chutney, celery, mustard, eggs, and more!

If you want to add more vegetables, then I suggest using edamame, spinach, carrots, cabbage, radish, beets, bell peppers, mushrooms, and other veggies you want.

Use ingredients in your kitchen as long as they are fresh, healthy, and edible. Give your tortilla wrap a fruity, nutty, and creamy quality with well-stored avocados!

What’s your favorite Tortilla Wrap recipe?

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  • Knife: Slice the ingredients with a sharp and clean knife.
  • Cutting board: Use a clean chopping board to prepare the ingredients.
  • Toothpick: Secure the entire tortilla wrap with a toothpick. 

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How to Serve Tortilla Wrap

Wrap up your day with the perfect Tortilla Wrap!

This Tortilla Wrap with Healthy Fillings is best eaten in the morning for breakfast to give you energy throughout the day! You can wrap it in foil or plastic wrap and slice it in half for easy eating.

You can also have it as a snack or a post-workout light meal. It’s perfect for packed lunches and picnics with family and friends. You can even eat them while traveling! Here are some drinks you will love with these tortilla wraps:

Complete your meal with desserts like fruit popsicles or dark chocolate for a truly satisfying and hearty experience!

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Eat the tortilla wrap within two hours.

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In the fridge: Wrap the filled tortillas in cling film or foil and store them in the fridge for up to three days.

To freeze: Place the tortilla in a freezer bag for up to several weeks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tortilla wraps healthy?

Yes, they are healthy because they contain a healthy amount of meat, fruits, and vegetables in one wrap! These can also improve heart health, immunity, eyesight, muscle relief, blood sugar, blood pressure, bone health, and more!

What is a tortilla wrap made of?

The tortilla wrap is usually made of the tortilla itself, meat, fruits, and vegetables. I made my version with beef mince, lettuce, jalapeños, tomatoes, red onions, sweetcorn, avocado, cucumber, mayonnaise, and smoked paprika.

What’s the difference between a wrap and a tortilla?

A wrap is an all-in-one meal that you wrap with the tortilla. On the other hand, the tortilla is the wrapping itself. You make it from dough and mold it until you can use it to put all of the filling together.

How to make a wrap with tortillas?

Lay the tortilla flat on a surface. Arrange and layer your choice of ingredients in the middle. Then, fold the side ends towards the middle and secure with a toothpick. You can also make it in burrito-style!

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What fillings can I put in wraps?

There are many filling options you can make for wraps. Aside from the ingredients I mentioned in this recipe, you can also use chicken for a juicy and tasty meat option.

Meanwhile, you can use tomatoes, avocados, leafy greens, green beans, sweetcorn, cabbage, onions, bell peppers, and other veggies to make the filling too.

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Easy Healthy Tortilla Wrap (Plus Video)

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Looking for a healthy, fun, delicious breakfast or lunch, or snack meal? With a few easy steps, you'll be tucking into a tasty and nutritious wrap that'll have your co-workers asking you for the recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 625kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tortilla wrap
  • 2 leaf Romaine lettuce
  • 3 tbsp Minced beef (cooked) optional
  • ½ Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp Red onion (diced)
  • 3 slices Cucumber
  • 3 slices Tomato
  • 4 slices Jalapeño (green and red)
  • tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • Slice the red onion, tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, and red onion to your preferred sizes using a knife.
  • Rinse the romaine lettuce.
  • Cook the minced beef with the seasoning of your choosing.  
  • Then, place the tortilla flat on a plate.
  • On one side, put the romaine lettuce.
  • Top it with the cooked minced beef, avocado, sweetcorn, red onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, smoked paprika, and mayonnaise. 
  • Fold it and secure it with a toothpick, and it is ready to eat! 

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Notes

  • Use fresh ingredients to accentuate the entire tortilla wrap’s flavors, texture, and quality.
  • Customize the ingredients according to your diet and liking.
  • Store it in the fridge or freezer to prolong shelf life. 
  • Spoiled tortilla wrap can manifest in the tortilla itself. It can have molds, green spots, or discoloration. The filling will also emit a foul or sour odor, meaning that the fresh ingredients are beginning to rot already.
  • Some tortilla wraps burst or overflow because of too many ingredients inside. To avoid this dilemma, use moderate amounts of ingredients, depending on the size of the tortilla.
  • As alternatives for tortillas, use leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, and cabbage. Nori sheets are also excellent options, especially if you want to replace minced beef with seafood. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 625kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 18gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 367mgPotassium: 1984mgFiber: 21gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 9805IUVitamin C: 453mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 4mg
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