I made these wraps for our Easter camping trip. I had to live up to my reputation of always wanting to eat Asian food – which is pretty much true. I’m a big fan of bringing a big pile of food that’s made at home beforehand so that you always have something to snack on throughout the day. My favorite option is a cold pasta or bean salad.
This time I decided to make Asian Wraps with Peanut Sauce and accompany them with a noodle salad. The wraps were Spring Roll inspired tortillas filled with tofu or chicken, peanut sauce, lettuce and cucumber. I served the wraps with a noodle salad, inspired by one of Guy Fieri’s recipes.
This is the kind of recipe that is ALL prep. You have to be ready for some serious chopping up front but it’s well worth the effort. Your hard work leaves you all these delicious ingredients that can be combined into a whole new thing and are great to munch on individually too. When it’s time to eat, just set everything out buffet style, and let everyone make their wrap just the way they like it – and have them make one for you too while they are at it.
Asian Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Activity GuideCar Camping, Bike Touring, Picnic
- 6 ounces extra-firm tofu or 2 chicken breasts, grilled & sliced
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- 1 big handful of cilantro with stems
- 1-2 grated carrots (optional)
- Romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- sugar, to taste
- room temperature water to adjust thickness
- 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
- Cutting board
- Large bowl with lid
- Quart-size zip top bags
- Fork or whisk
- For Wrap Filling: Do all the prep and cooking at home and package each ingredient in a plastic container or zip top back. Refrigerate or place in a cooler until it’s time to serve.
- For Peanut Sauce: Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter and cilantro in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are blended. Add water in 1/3 cup increments if you want to thin out the sauce. Add sugar to taste for a slightly sweeter flavor. Put sauce in a plastic container with lid, zip top bag, or start with a bowl that comes with a lid. Refrigerate or place in a cooler until it’s time to serve.
- To Serve: Place all ingredients out assembly line style and let people create their own wraps. Make sure to have a spoon out for the peanut sauce and a fork to serve the noodle salad.