Healthy Recipe: Basil chicken wraps

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center dietician provides a series of seasonal recipes for each month. May's recipes are based on basil.


8 8-9 inch whole-wheat tortillas
1/2 cups basil mayonnaise (see recipe below)
12 ounces thinly sliced smoked chicken, cut into thin strips
1 large red sweet pepper, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into strips
Fresh purple or green basil leaves

Reduced-fat basil mayonnaise: Stir 1/2 cup reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil, and 1 clove minced garlic. If desired, stir in 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

How to make it

1. Place the stack of flat tortillas on foil; wrap tightly. Heat in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until warm.
2. Prepare basil mayonnaise; spread onto warm tortillas. Arrange basil leaves, chicken slices and sweet pepper on tortillas. Fold up bottoms and roll into cones.

Total preparation time: 30 minutes or less
Makes 4 servings