If you want to turn a common snack into a classy one, wrap it in lavash. Lavash is a kind of flatbread widely consumed in Armenia and nearby countries. It is a thin, soft and unleavened bread traditionally baked in a cylindrical oven, which is called tandoor.
Lavash wraps not only make a delicious snack but a complete meal as well. It all depends on the wrap size and the filling, of course.
When making a lavash wrap snack, it is convenient to cut the lavash into 10-inch sheets.
When wrapping, first fold one end to make a “bottom” for your wrap.
Most lavash wraps can be grilled or fried. It is recommended to do this at a high heat for a short time, so the filling does not warm up too much. However, most of the fillings in these recipes taste better cold. “Wet” wraps, that include yogurt, sour cream, etc. are better consumed within a couple of hours. “Drier” versions, like the walnut-garlic combination, etc. can stay a couple of days in the fridge. As a rule when chopping herbs, use only leaves not stalks.
Ghee, Nutritional Yeast and Sprouts Wrap
Ghee, also known as clarified butter, has been used for thousands of years. It is completely lactose and casein-free. Its combination with nutritional yeast makes it a very filling snack.
Sprouts will provide you a boost of life-giving energy.
Cut lavash into 10-inch sheets. Spread half a tablespoon of ghee on it, sprinkle with nutritional yeast. If you are using salted ghee then there is no need to add salt. If you are using unsalted ghee, then sprinkle it with some Himalayan salt. Chop some sprouts, spread them over the lavash and drizzle with some olive oil (optional). Make a wrap with a “bottom” as mentioned above.
Green Onions and Greek Yogurt Wrap
Green onions and Greek yogurt make a very simple but fun snack. Chop green onions, add some salt and spices of your choice (optional). Then add some yogurt and olive oil for dressing. You can substitute the yogurt with sour cream or mayo. Spread the mix over a lavash sheet in a thin layer, then make a wrap.
Quail Eggs, Dill and Mayo Wrap
Hard boil quail eggs, which usually takes 2-3 minutes. Cool them down immediately to allow for the shells to peel easily. Chop the peeled eggs and some dill, mix them all together. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add mayo and (optional) olive oil. You can use yogurt or sour cream instead of mayo for a creamier taste, but eggs still taste the best with mayo. Spread the mix over lavash and make a wrap.
Adjika, Quail Eggs, Dill and Olive Oil Wrap
Adjika is a spicy and flavorful sauce. Three recipes: raw, cooked and hybrid can be found here. Spread adjika over a lavash sheet in a thin layer.
Add chopped quail eggs, chopped dill, some salt and sprinkle with olive oil. You can add chopped green onions as well. Make a wrap as usual.
Adjika and Greek Yogurt Wrap
A very basic but still a nice snack. Spread Greek yogurt over a lavash sheet in a thin layer. Spread adjika over yogurt in a thin layer as well.
You can substitute yogurt with sour cream. It will make the wrap taste much smoother. Make the wrap as usual.
Cucumber with Spices and Olive Oil Wrap
This is a fresher kind of snack. Cucumber combines well with spices and salt in a wrap. Cut cucumbers in wedges, then sprinkle with salt and spices (try Japanese Seven Spice). Drizzle some olive oil onto the lavash. Add the cucumbers and make a wrap.
Sorrel and Greek Yogurt Wrap
Sorrel is a sour herb that combines well with creamy dressing, like Greek yogurt or sour cream. It is also good in a soup, like Green Borsch. Chop sorrel leaves (you can do a 50/50 mix with spinach leaves if you want your wrap less sour). Sprinkle with salt, let it sit for five minutes.
Spread over a lavash sheet, add some yogurt or sour cream, sprinkle with olive oil and make a wrap as usual.
Garlic and Greek Yogurt Wrap with Lettuce and Spices
Mince garlic (one clove per wrap), sprinkle with salt and let it sit for five minutes. Add some olive oil and Greek yogurt (sour cream or mayo, or a combination of any). Mix well and spread in a thin layer over the lavash sheet.
Sprinkle with spices of your choice and add a lettuce leaf. Make a wrap as usual.
Garlic and Greek Yogurt with Tomato and Dill Wrap
Mince garlic (one clove per wrap), sprinkle with salt, let it sit for five minutes. Add some olive oil and Greek yogurt. Add chopped tomatoes (it is better to remove the seeds from them first) and chopped dill. You can add some yogurt on top as well. Spread over a lavash sheet and wrap as usual.
Walnuts and Garlic Wrap
Crush walnuts and garlic in a pestle and mortar with salt and spices of your choice (try Japanese Seven Spices). The usual ratio is two walnuts to one garlic clove, adjust to taste.
Adding oil is not necessary but you can still add some olive oil. Spread over a lavash sheet and make a wrap. Spicier wraps like this one taste better when they are dipped in yogurt or sour cream
Green Onions with Greek Yogurt and Red Caviar Wrap
Chop green onions, add some salt, spices of your choice (optional) and some yogurt as a dressing. You can substitute yogurt with sour cream or mayo. Spread some yogurt over the lavash first, you can also sprinkle some olive oil instead. Place the onion mix and red caviar in equal proportions on lavash bread. Make a wrap as usual.
Chili Peppers, Yogurt, Dill and Garlic Wrap
Chop a chili pepper, some dill, add minced garlic (one clove per wrap), sprinkle with salt and let it sit for ten minutes. Spread some yogurt on lavash and then add the chopped ingredients. Make a wrap as usual.
This is also a spicy wrap variation, you can try dipping it in yogurt or olive oil with bread dipping spices.
Hard Cheese, Onion and Mayo Wrap
This is a very filling wrap snack. You can use a piece of cheese or grated cheese. Try Nagelkaas, which is low fat cheese with cumin and clove. Chop some green onions, sprinkle with some salt and add mayo. Spread on the lavash. Make a wrap as usual and enjoy!
Olivier Salad Wrap
Olivier salad is good on its own and is even better in a wrap. The salad recipe can be found here.
You may want to use slightly larger than 10-inch lavash sheets for this wrap. Simply spread some salad on lavash, sprinkle with some pepper and wrap it the usual way.
Cottage Cheese, Garlic, Green Onion and Dill Wrap
The combination of high fat cottage cheese with garlic, dill, green onion and mayo is a great snack in itself. For this wrap you may want to choose larger lavash sheets. For 2 cups of cottage cheese with approx 8-9% fat content, you will need 3-5 garlic cloves. Then add some chopped dill and green onions (¾-1 cup altogether) and salt and pepper to taste. Mince garlic, sprinkle it with some salt and pepper, let it sit for five minutes. Mix it into cottage cheese together with mayo (alternatively you can use sour cream, Greek yogurt or any combination of the three). Adjust the amount of dressing according to the desired creaminess. Spread on lavash and make a wrap as usual.
Olivier Salad with Red Caviar Wrap
Olivier salad combines very well with red caviar. Combine approx one part of caviar with 4-5 parts of Olivier salad. Place both on a lavash sheet either separated or mixed, according to taste. Make a wrap as usual.
Adjika, Quail Eggs, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Greek Yogurt and Dill Wrap
This lavash wrap variation can make a full meal or at least a lunch. Choose a larger than 10-inch lavash sheet for this wrap. Spread some adjika on lavash in a thin layer. Add chopped eggs and mushrooms. Mushrooms can be fried, boiled, canned or even raw. Add chopped dill, green onions and chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle some salt, add some Greek yogurt and a lettuce leaf. Make a wrap as usual. Enjoy!