Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuna Twister Melt

This recipe is from Kraft foods. I like it because of how simple and easy it is and how budget-friendly it is. You could have these for lunch or dinner, and they present really well if you slice the rolled up tortilla in half on an angle. I used regular mayo (Best Foods, of course) because I didn't have any light. You could also make these even more nutritious by using whole-wheat tortillas or other flavored wraps. Nuking them in the microwave is a must. I altered the amounts a little, so here is what I came up with.

3 cans water-packed tuna, drained
1 c reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated (or more!)
1/2 c celery, chopped
3-5 T light mayo, heaping. Just add to your liking.
3 T sweet pickle relish-I used homemade zucchini relish
6 Flour tortillas, burrito size

-In a bowl mix first 5 ingredients. Spread evenly onto tortillas; roll up.
-Place seam-sides down on a plate and microwave on high for 20 seconds, depending on your microwave, until cheese begins to melt. (Or to serve cold, do not microwave but wrap roll-ups tightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.)
-Variation: You could use chicken instead of tuna, canned is super easy. You could also serve on toasted english muffins instead of on a tortilla.
-Serve with maybe some apple slices or baby carrots and lunch/dinner is served!

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