Toss turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce into a lettuce wrap. Photo courtesy SkinnyTaste.com.
Here are more ideas for warps from Tom Leo, Corporate Executive Chef of Grecian Delight. He likes to give the traditional turkey sandwich a contemporary makeover by swapping sliced bread for a flat wrap.
“A flat wrap allows you to incorporate more ingredients without the mess,” he says. “Everything from side dishes to sauces can be used to create a Thanksgiving-themed wrap.”
Here are Chef Leo’s top ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers in a wrap:
The Basic Bird: Pile slices of turkey atop a white flat wrap. Add shredded lettuce and as much cranberry sauce as you like for a nod to Thursday’s feast.
The Traditional Turkey: This wrap is for the Thanksgiving purist. Pile sides like sausage stuffing and gravy atop the turkey.
The Vegetarian Wonder: Chef Leo’s favorite: roasted butternut squash topped with a shredded Brussels sprout salad and pickled root vegetables (here’s how to pickle the leftover crudités).
The Seasonal Spin: Add some poached pears, sugared pecans and brie cheese to your turkey wrap. Also check the appetizer leftovers: We had fresh goat cheese, pate, crudités and dip to add to the turkey.
The Full Bird: Top the turkey with a dollop of sweet potato casserole, strands of green beans, and a hint of cranberry, stuffing and anything else.
The great thing about the day after Thanksgiving: leftover sandwiches!