Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chipotle Mayonnaise in a wrap...

After spending a good portion of the afternoon getting work done outside, when it was time to come in to prepare dinner, I knew I was not going feel like doing much. That's why I planned these snazzy Turkey Wraps with Chipotle Mayonnaise for a non-fussy dinner that didn't involve much work.

While a turkey wrap may not sound all that exciting, that darn chipotle mayonnaise we smeared on demanded our attention and completely made these. That spread is created by swirling together mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, a minced scallion, a hefty tablespoon of smoky chopped chipotle in adobo sauce and a couple squirts from a lime half.

If you would rather not use mayonnaise, I've made the switch before by using equal amounts of sour cream and Greek yogurt for a creamy base that still presents a nice tang to it. Once we spread that concoction over a couple large tortillas, we arranged thinly sliced smoked turkey meat on top, along with crisp romaine leaves for a little texture. That's all there it to it! Just the right kind of no-nonsense dish I needed after today. I'm thinking this would be perfect to take along to enjoy on a picnic as well!

You can cut down on the chipotle if you don't groove on the heat, but I really didn't find it to be all that spicy since the mayonnaise and lime juice worked well to balance. This recipe makes enough for two servings that were satisfying for us, but you could easily adjust up if you need to serve more. If you wanted to expand on the smoky theme with a little extra work, I bet some strips of crispy bacon down the middle would be a nice touch!


  1. Mmmmm chipotle mayo - my husband would REALLY go for that.


  2. Rina - Simple, but darn tasty that mayo spread!