There are so many different things to do with mango salsa! But in the end, I decided to put it in a wrap. The sweet, spicy, pico de gallo-esque salsa just makes everything TASTIER!
I used 2 previous Lou Lou Biscuit recipes as building blocks for these wraps. First, of course, our Mango Salsa, and then Easy Grilled Mexican Chicken. You can use any kind of salsa and shredded meat you want, but the spiciness of the Mexican chicken pairs really well with the sweet mango salsa! There’s a hint of cumin in the salsa, and a LOT of cumin in the chicken, so they play well together. Quinoa is just a delightful canvas for all the meat and veggie flavors you can think of. I love it for salads and as the base for bowls, wraps, and burritos. The flavor is a bit like brown rice, and the texture is a little softer, but still chewy!
This is one of those great recipes that’s healthy, filling, but still light enough for lunch. You won’t feel gross and stuffed (like I do after eating a whole Chipotle burrito by myself…), but it’s so full of protein you won’t be hungry 10 minutes later!
I prefer the flavor of whole wheat tortillas, but use whatever your family’s favorite is.
Honestly, I was totally planning on adding black beans, but I forgot them when I was at the store. I was literally walking over to the canned beans and got distracted by something else, I think it was coconut milk, and never thought about black beans again until I was putting this wrap together.
Don’t be me. Remember the beans, and make this wrap even better!
I fed this wrap to Taylor after I took the photos. He was in the middle of a conference call. I didn’t tell him what it was, just sat it down, and said “here’s food if you’re hungry.”
Later, he came upstairs with an empty plate and said “That falafel was good!”
“Falafel…?” I asked.
Now, I guess it’s not totally standard to put quinoa in a wrap, but why he thought it was a falafel, I’m not sure. We never eat falafel, and I don’t ever remember him talking about it, but apparently, when faced with a mystery, burrito-like lunch, filled with mangos, small grains and spicy chicken, falafel was the most appropriate term that came to his mind.
In reality, if you don’t know, falafel is basically a fried ball of mashed up chickpeas. Delicious, but not what Taylor ate for lunch last week.
This is why he’s the pilot and I’m the chef. Please don’t ask me to point Northeast, or explain to you how an aileron works! What’s an aileron?
Enjoy your light and healthy lunch! Thanks for reading 🙂
- 2 cups mango salsa (recipe link above)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa (cook according to package instructions)
- 4 cups shredded chicken meat (recipe link above)
- 6 large whole wheat tortillas
- Lay tortillas out flat and distribute ingredients evenly down the center of each tortilla. Don't let the filling get too close to the top or bottom edge.
- Pull each side of the tortilla over the filling to form a roll, and cut in half.