Caramelized onion goat cheese spread takes these easy turkey wraps over the top! They’re sure to have a dedicated spot in your picnic basket this summer.
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One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to catch a show at one of the two performing arts centers that are near us. There’s nothing better than spending a lazy afternoon or evening hanging out outside and listening to the orchestra or whatever other low-key performer happens to be in town.
I love that both venues let you bring in food. We usually get there a few hours before the show starts – right when the gates open – to snag a good spot on the lawn and have a picnic dinner. The place we go to most often has terrible cell reception, so it’s also a great opportunity to unplug and read a book or magazine or just chit chat to pass the time.
We almost always pack a variation on the same picnic: sandwiches or wraps, a hearty side dish like pasta salad or grain salad, chips or crackers, and a bakery-style cookie or two for dessert. Simple, easy, and delicious.
It can get pretty hot out there and hydration is important, so we always bring a separate cooler filled with drinks. We pack more than we think we’ll need and it always ends up being the perfect amount.
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Before our last picnic, I picked up a variety pack from Sam’s Club. It worked really well for us, since there was something for everyone: I love the squeezed (lemonade) flavor and Shawn’s favorite is the xxx (açai -blueberry-pomegranate).
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While I was at Sam’s Club, I also grabbed what I needed to make these easy turkey wraps with caramelized onion goat cheese spread.
How to make easy turkey wraps with caramelized onion goat cheese spread
These easy turkey wraps are pretty standard – smoked turkey, tomato, lettuce, cucumber – but the caramelized onion goat cheese spread makes them over-the-top delicious. It takes some time to caramelize the onions, but the spread keeps in the refrigerator for a few days, so you can use it whenever you need it. And trust me, you’ll be looking for ways to use it! (Luckily it goes well on just about everything.)
To make it, thinly slice two sweet onions. If you can’t find sweet onions, you can also use 2 large yellow onions and a generous pinch of sugar. (Use any leftover sweet onions you have to make this farro salad with creamy onion dressing!)
Melt some butter and olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat and add the onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the they begin to soften and brown. After about 15 minutes, you can add some salt, which will help the onions release some of their liquid. I like to wait until this point, because adding salt too early can slow down the caramelization process. Once the salt is added, keep cooking the onions for another 20-30 minutes, or until they’re super soft and deep brown. If the pan gets too dry, you can add a tablespoon or two of water to keep the onions from burning.
When the onions are nice and soft, stir them into some softened goat cheese. That’s all there is to it!
Slather a few tablespoons of the spread on your favorite wrap (I like spinach) and top them with smoked turkey, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Eat the wraps right away, or wrap everything tightly in aluminum foil to hold them together in your picnic basket.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 log Members Mark® chevrai goat cheese, softened
- 2 large spinach wraps
- 8 slices Members Mark® hickory smoked turkey breast
- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- Melt the butter and olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes, or until the onions soften and begin to brown. Add a generous pinch of salt; continue to cook the onions for 20-30 minutes, or until they are very soft and deeply browned. If the pan gets too dry, add a tablespoon or two of water to keep the onions from burning.
- Remove the onions from the heat and let them cool to room temperature. Stir them into the softened goat cheese. Use the goat cheese spread immediately or refrigerate for later.
- Spread 4 tablespoons of the caramelized onion spread onto each wrap. Top with turkey and vegetables. Wrap tightly, then cut each wrap in half. Serve immediately, or wrap tightly in foil and chill until ready to eat.
If you make the goat cheese spread ahead of time, microwave it for 20-30 seconds to soften it up and make it spreadable.
Amount Per Serving Calories 337Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 35mgSodium 743mgFiber 6gSugar 14gProtein 17g