Cool Off With a Cold Dish

With the heat of the summer, some of us may not want to cook over a hot stove. Cold snacks and meals may be more refreshing for those who don’t want hot food or who want to avoid having to sweat in the kitchen. While salads are always an option, there are other ideas that may appeal more to kids. This week at some of our adult teaching sites, the participants made wraps, which are simple to make. In fact, the recipe says that prep time is around 15 minutes, while cooking time is none! Most of the ingredients were cold and the only “hot” part was the microwaved tortilla. As with most veggie-heavy dishes, there’s lots of room to be creative. The ones our participants sampled had deli turkey, radishes, carrots, spinach, cilantro, cheese, and a mixture of mashed avocado and plain yogurt with some squeezed lemon juice as the spread. Of course, you can add any kind of vegetable that you or your family prefers. This dish can also be hands-on for kids, as they can help with mixing the avocado spread, washing the vegetables, rolling the tortilla, and, depending on their age, cutting the food as well.
S. Bresin

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