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Costco splurge: smoked salmon wraps

June 30, 2011

I love Costco for multiple reasons. One of them is its great food selection at really great prices. This week I have been making smoked salmon wraps for many of my meals, and I’ve clocked in a lot of my omega-3s, fiber, and vitamins and minerals all in one go.

I picked up some Chinese chives and pea sprouts at my local Chinese supermarket, but I did save them from other recipes to make my yummy wraps. I nuked this bit of chopped chives in the microwave for less than a minute.

I purchased the La Tortilla Factory wraps from Costco in a 20-pack. These have a great nutritional score in terms of fiber, protein, and B-vitamins, with 80 calories, 3g fat, 18g carbohydrates, 12g carbs, 8g protein, and no added hydrogenated oils in one wrap. A little heavy on the salt, though. The Fage 0% Greek yogurt I used in this recipe was also from Costco, since it’s the cheapest place I can get my hands on this lusciously thick and plain-tasting concoction without the fat or added sweetness. 130 calories, 23g protein, 9g carbs, and 25% calcium in a cup!

And of course, Costco has an amazing price on wild Alaskan smoked salmon. Wild meaning not farmed, which is a heck of a lot better for your body, and Alaskan, meaning not overfished or as exposed to weird chemicals in the water supply as the Pacific or Atlantics. 2 ounces gives 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 2g carbs, 13g protein, and lots of delicious salmon flavor. Too bad they come in a 2-pack of 8oz each, costing $15.99 total.

The wrap is well worth the price, though, since I think it tastes absolutely delicious, and it’s a yummy way to get in a lot of nutrients in a grab-and-go format. Recipe below, with flexibility depending on how much you love your vegetable flavors. Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients
2-4 tablespoons cooked chives, chopped
2-4 tablespoons sprouts
4 tablespoons plain (Greek) yogurt
2 oz smoked salmon
1 tortilla wrap
dill and pepper, as needed

Directions
(1) Lay tortilla on plate. Spread yogurt on tortilla, not necessarily covering it all the way to the edges. Sprinkle dill and pepper on top as desired.
(2) Sprinkle chives and sprouts on top of the yogurt spread.
(3) Layer salmon slices over the sprouts, being careful not to layer too close to the edges.
(4) Lightly roll the tortilla about 1/3 of the way up, and fold in one side. Continue rolling until 2/3 of the way up, and fold in the other side. Roll it all the way, and serve within a few hours.

Enjoy!

Dai Dai

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