I was very excited to partake in March’s Recipe ReDux for two reasons. First, the “Two for One” challenge idea was awesome! (We were asked to take one of the recipes already posted on our blog and show how to use the leftovers in an additional original new dish), And second, my daughter Gabby wanted to help me all along the way :) It was fitting that she would be my partner in crime for this ReDux since the recipe I wanted to use was one that she and I developed together- her Mediterranean Rice Salad. It was a special creation of ours and we actually made a cooking video about it and entered it in the Uncle Ben’s Beginners cooking contest last fall. Although it did not win, we still were so happy to have made this great salad together to enjoy for lunch or dinner. I decided that it would pair well with two other of my previously posted recipes, my Cucumber Salad and Baba Ganoush. Gabby and I have never made lettuce wraps together before so we thought rolling all three of these recipes into one would be a delicious and unique type of wrap, and it sure was! The wraps were fresh, flavorful and healthy and our whole family enjoyed them! If you do not want to make your own baba ganoush, you can buy store bought or even use hummus. We hope you will try our ode to leftovers and also take a look at all the creative Two for One recipes from the talented Recipe ReDux group as well!
Gabby’s Mediterranean Rice Salad, (for recipe click HERE)
Cucumber Salad Recipe (for recipe click HERE)
Baba Ganoush (for recipe click HERE, or use store bought)
Romaine or other large green leaf lettuce
Prepare the Rice Salad
Prepare the Cucumber Salad
Prepare the Baba Ganoush or use store bought, which we did this time around!
To make one large lettuce wrap, spoon ¼ cup baba ganoush, ½ cup rice salad and two heaping tablespoons of cucumber salad into the middle of the lettuce, roll up and eat!
To make one smaller lettuce wrap, use 2 tablespoons baba ganoush or hummus, ¼ cup rice salad and 1 heaping tablespoon of cucumber salad.
Eat immediately and Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 large wrap Calories 280 Protein 10 g Carb 30 g Fiber 9 g Sugars 5 g Fat 12 g Saturated fat 1.5 g Sodium 470 mg
Serving size: 1 small wrap Calories 140 Protein 5 g Carb 15 g Fiber 4.5 g Sugars 2.5 g Fat 6 g Saturated fat 0.75 g Sodium 235 mg