What is there to say about this? Not too much, except it’s the end of asparagus season where I live so I am enjoying what I have left in the fridge (I have quite a bit left actually…) and then that’ll be it until next year! I like asparagus a lot, but only when they’re in-season and fresh. I don’t like them frozen, and I don’t like them canned/pickled. So, I pretty much only eat asparagus for about 3-4 weeks per year, and I’m ok with that. I think that’s the way we should be eating: at the peak of every fruit and vegetables! Yum! Of course, nothing wrong with freezing or canning, but I personally don’t like them that way. Personal taste, that’s all. 🙂
So, I started making this with a salad in mind, but one thing to another, I decided to make a wrap with quickly sautéed vegetables, and creamy local organic goat cheese that I had in the fridge. And voilà! I wasn’t even sure if I should post this or not, but I thought this could be a great recipe for lunches, it only took 10 minutes to make, and it would great cold as well. A really nice grown-up lunch, don’t you think?
Easy lunch: Asparagus and goat cheese wrap
A simple easy lunch: asparagus and goat cheese wrap, perfect when asparagus are in season!
- 4 asparagus washed, woody bottoms removed
- 4 thick slices of organic zucchini chopped in strips
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 cup organic baby spinach washed
- 2-3 Tbsp creamy goat cheese
- 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp sea salt a pinch
- 1/8 tsp black pepper a pinch, to taste
- 1 sprouted organic grain wrap (I use Food For Life's Ezekiel wrap)
- Warm up your pan over medium heat.
- Cut the asparagus into 2 or 3 chunks.
- Add a bit of olive oil to the pan, and put in the asparagus, and the zucchini pieces. Sauté for about 5 minutes while stirring often.
- Add the garlic and spinach and continue cooking for 2 minutes. You want to make sure not to burn the garlic.
- Add a pinch of sea salt, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and a drizzle of maple syrup on top, stir and cook for 1 minute.
- Prepare your wrap: spread the creamy goat cheese in the middle, then put the cooked veggie mixture in the middle with the juices.
- Bon appétit!
- (note: I was out of sweet pepper, but this would make a delicious addition)
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 404kcal | Fat: 12g | Saturated fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 3811mg | Carbohydrates: 53g | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 32g | Vitamin A: 6020% | Vitamin C: 276% | Calcium: 316% | Iron: 9.6%