{Al-Fresco} Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups

Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups recipe - FitCakery.com

Do you hear that?

Birds singing, breeze blowing, kids laughing, people sneezing their brains out…

It must be spring.

Indeed it is!  Here in Southern Arizona, especially, this is the time to find living things out and about.  It’s hard to want to be outside on a windy, cold day in winter – and a flat out safety hazard any time in summer. 

But late April, that’s a wonderful time to be outdoors.  In fact, almost anywhere you go in the U.S. at this time of year has a potential for nice weather.  I mean, why else do you think today is Picnic Day, according to the national food holiday calendar?

So what are you taking on your next picnic? 

As it just so happens, I have the perfect thing.

Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups recipe - FitCakery.com

The deliciousness of these cold, transportable, and healthified wraps is insane.  Smoked salmon is elevated simultaneously by the creamy and tangy goat cheese and the peppery arugula.  A la lox and bagels, briny capers and bright cherry tomatoes add a level of flavorful familiarity.  And the rolled wrap is as easy to tote as it is to tuck into.

Well?  Go on, plan that picnic!  It doesn’t have to be today, of course – just sometime between now and, say, next weekend. 

Like, before you forget and find yourself burnt, melting, and yearning for the beach.  (That’s not just us AZ folks every year, right?)

Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups recipe - FitCakery.com
{Al-Fresco} Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups recipe - FitCakery.com

{Al-Fresco} Salmon-Arugula Rollups

egg-free {makes 2 rollups; 1 serving}

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-small tortillas (I love the mini low-carb tortillas from La Tortilla Factory)
  • 2 T. soft goat cheese
  • 2 T. capers in brine
  • Handful baby arugula
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced width-wise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • About 1.5 oz smoked salmon, or enough to fit into the tortillas and still roll them up

Directions:

Spread half the goat cheese, capers, arugula, and tomato slices on each tortilla.

Grind pepper, to taste, over the tortilla.

Lay the salmon out on the tortilla diagonally from you, and then roll from the closest side away from you to make a wrap.  (This helps make sure each bite has salmon in it!)

Push a toothpick into each end of the wrap to keep it in place, or wrap in aluminum foil and chill until ready to eat!

More wraps, salmon, and picnic food!  Harvest Picnic Calzone, Meaty {Veggie} Sloppy Joes, Vegan Asian Lettuce Wraps, Smoked Salmon & Butternut Salad