This Recipe includes
|Calamari – any type of squid and calamari will do in this recipe, the wings, hood and tentacles will all work well.|
|Spinach – I’ve used fresh baby spinach, but you can also use fresh spinach, kale, lettuce, mâche, etc.|
|Cherry tomatoes – chopped in to add flavor|
|Olive oil – to cook the spinach and mushrooms|
|Tortilla wraps – large flour or whole wheat tortilla wraps|
Accents for the sauce:
|Greek yogurt – regular or low fat greek yogurt|
|Ricotta – regular or low fat ricotta. You can also use cottage cheese as an alternative|
|Garlic powder or flakes|
|Dill – a couple of sprigs of fresh or dried dill|
|Paprika – for a hint of spice|
|Lemon juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice for flavor|
|Salt and pepper|
Why we love it
Calamari is a tasty and versatile ingredient that has a delicate and slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients. So if you are looking for something that you can put together quickly, but that is still a bit different, this calamari wrap is a dish you are going to love.
While we all love chicken wraps, calamari is a fantastic alternative for dinner, or healthy lunch option. It is low in calories and fat but high in protein, along with being a wonderful provider of necessary nutrients.
And along with some cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and homemade tzatziki sauce, this is one nutritious meal that you can’t really go wrong with.
Additionally, calamari is quick and simple to prepare, making it ideal for a hectic weekday lunch. It may be made in a matter of minutes and served both at home and on the go.
Now, if you are not sure how to properly fold a wrap, I have included instructions below. Place the filling in the center and then fold the two edges towards the center so that filling holds inside.
Then roll the bottom part of the tortilla towards the center, finally bringing the top portion over it to close the wrap. You can then slice it in half to serve.
What to serve with it?
How to store it?
You can easily prepare this calamari wrap with tzatziki sauce a few hours in advance, and leave it in the fridge. When ready to eat, you can eat it as is or warm it back up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- 3 cups of fresh baby spinach
- 4 large sized tortillas
- 3 cups of calamari rings
- 1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Garlic tzatziki sauce
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of ricotta
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1-2 sprigs of chopped up fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Warm a large skillet or wok to medium temperature. Cook the calamari for 5 minutes in the olive oil with a pinch of salt. (If using frozen, cook for 5-10 minutes longer until golden brown.)
- Add the chopped cherry tomatoes into the skillet with the calamari for 1-2 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix the greek yogurt in with the salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, dill, and lemon juice to make the tzatziki sauce.
- Once the calamari and cherry tomatoes are cooked, take them off the stove.
- On a fry pan, lightly heat the each tortilla for 1-2 minutes before placing flat on a plate.
- Spread some of the garlic tzatziki sauce across the wrap, and then top off with some spinach, calamari and chopped tomatoes.
- Close the wrap and serve warm.
This recipe counts 1 wrap per person, but you can adjust quantities as you wish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 492mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g
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