With the end of the summer fast approaching (boo!), my thoughts are turning away from summer salads and BBQs, and back to weeknight dinners, make-ahead meals and lunch boxes. But the thought of once again eating lunch at work or school doesn’t need to fill you with dread — tortilla roll-ups are just the thing to keep your lunch box exciting! In the past, I’ve filled my tortilla roll-ups with all kinds of flavor combinations, but this time, I went with a classic: pizza! Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and some of my favorite pizza toppings like black olives and fresh basil. Endlessly adaptable!
— 3 large flour tortillas
— 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
— 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
— 1/2 cup black olives
— small bunch fresh basil leaves
— black pepper
1. Take a large tortilla and spread tomato paste on top.
2. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the entire tortilla.
3. Add your choice of pizza toppings. I used black olives and fresh basil.
4. Tightly roll the tortilla, then repeat with the remaining ingredients.
5. Cut into pieces, and serve.
Take a large tortilla and spread tomato paste evenly on top.
Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the entire tortilla.
Add your choice of pizza toppings — I used black olives and fresh basil. Just make sure you don’t use anything too bulky, or the roll-ups won’t hold together properly.
Tightly roll the tortilla, then repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Cut into pieces, and serve. If your tortilla roll-ups aren’t holding together too well, just secure each one with a cocktail stick. I find some combinations hold together better than others!
And that’s all there is to it! These pizza tortilla roll-ups come together in just a couple of minutes, and they’re perfect for popping in a lunch box. Feel free to experiment with the fillings. Try a Tex-Mex version with guacamole and black beans. Or, perhaps a super creamy version, with cream cheese and cooked spinach. The options are endless!
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