Pesto Turkey Wraps – a herbaceous basil pesto topped with juicy turkey, smooth, tangy feta cheese, red onions, cucumbers, spinach, and cheddar cheese all wrapped up in a soft tortilla – Delicious. These can be eaten as is or cut into pinwheels/roll-ups – making them perfect for tailgating, potlucks, or picnics!
Looking for a tasty, healthy, and easy lunch or dinner idea? Look no further than these pesto turkey wraps! This recipe is made without any cream cheese, making it perfect for those looking for a lighter dairy-free option. The wrap can be eaten as is or cut into pinwheels/roll-ups.
All you need is some tortillas (or low-carb wraps), cucumbers, spinach, turkey, feta, red onions, and cheddar cheese. The pesto mayo sauce adds a touch of flavor and creaminess to the wrap. If you’re looking for something a little bit different than your average turkey sandwich, then give these wraps a try!
Why You’ll Love This Pesto Turkey Wrap Recipe
- Easy to make – this recipe comes together in minutes!
- Healthy – packed with protein and veggies, this wrap makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal.
- Customizable – feel free to swap out the tortillas for low-carb wraps, add in your favorite veggies, or use a different type of cheese.
- Kid-friendly – cut them into pinwheels and watch them disappear!
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Pesto Pinwheels
- Tortilla or Low-Carb Wrap
- Baby Spinach
- Deli Turkey
- Colby or Sharp Cheddar
- Crumbled Feta
- Red Onion
How To Make Turkey Pesto Pinwheels With Tortillas
In a small bowl, mix together mayo and pesto.
Spread pesto mixture onto the wrap.
Layer cucumber slices and baby spinach across the wrap.
In a straight line near the middle, layer turkey and cheese.
Finish with feta and red onion.
Roll together and cut in half to serve. (Long sandwich toothpicks are helpful but not necessary.)
What To Serve With Your Turkey Wraps
These wraps go great with a side of fruit or roasted veggies. If you’re looking for something a little heartier, try pairing them with soup or salad.
If you’re making them for your kids, you can’t go wrong with ending the meal with funfetti Rice Krispie treats!
How To Store Pesto Pinwheels
These pesto pinwheels should be eaten within a few hours of making them. If you need to store them for later, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
They should last a day or two that way, but you do run the risk of the tortilla becoming soggy due to the pesto sauce. I recommend making these and eating them the same day.
Variations & Substitutions
- Tortillas: feel free to use low-carb tortillas or wraps in this recipe. I like using the Mission brand Carb Balance Tortillas, but any kind will work.
- Pesto: you can use store-bought pesto or make your own homemade pesto. If you want a lighter wrap, you can leave the pesto out altogether. The wrap will still be good without it.
- Mayo: if you don’t want to use mayo in this recipe, you can easily swap it out or leave it out altogether.
- Cheese: I used Colby cheese in this recipe, but feel free to use any type of cheese that you like. Sharp cheddar, Swiss, and mozzarella would all be good options.
- Feta: I love the taste of feta in this recipe, but feel free to leave it out if you’re not a fan.
Turkey Wrap FAQs
What can I use in place of the pesto in this recipe?
If you aren’t a fan of basil pesto or just don’t have any on hand, you can use any other type of pesto: sun-dried tomato pesto or parsley pesto, or even a good hummus.
How should I cut these pinwheels?
I like to use a sharp knife to cut these into even slices. You can also use a serrated knife if you find that your tortilla is tearing.
Can I use a different type of meat other than turkey?
Sure! You can use ham, roast beef, or chicken in this recipe. If you’re using a lump of cooked meat, just make sure to chop it up into small pieces.
Other Easy Lunch Recipes You’re Sure To Love
So, there you have it! If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch recipe that the whole family will love, then give this pesto turkey wrap a try. They’re healthy, delicious, and can be customized to fit your taste preferences. Don’t forget to check out our other easy lunch recipes for more ideas!
- 1 Wrap or Tortilla
- 2 Tbsp Pesto
- 2 Tbsp mayo
- 8-10 Cucumber slices
- ½ C Baby Spinach
- 2 slices Deli Turkey
- 2 slices Colby or Sharp Cheddar
- 1 Tbsp Crumbled Feta
- 1 slice Red Onion, separated
- In a small bowl, mix together mayo and pesto. Spread onto wrap.
- Layer cucumber slices and baby spinach across the wrap.
- In a straight line near the middle, layer turkey and cheese. Finish with feta and red onion.
- Roll together and cut in half to serve. (Long sandwich toothpicks are helpful but not necessary.