For this week’s recipe feature, author of Lunchbox, Aviva Wittenberg shared her simple yet extremely satisfying recipe for Egg, Greens, and Cheese Tortilla. This quick and easy egg and tortilla rollup is equally tasty warm out of the pan or sliced up and packed in a lunchbox. Don’t hesitate to play around with the filling based on what you have in the fridge.
Featuring 75+ fail-safe recipes, Lunchbox provides healthy yet straightforward recipes for soups, sandwiches, salads, bowls, handpies and more that will get readers out of their lunch rut for good. The book also includes lunch packing strategies and multi-week meal plans to help you efficiently plan your menu and your time, streamlining meal prep to avoid that stressful morning crunch.
All recipes are completely nut-free (to comply with school allergy restrictions) and Lunchbox offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, hot and cold weather seasonal suggestions, and freezer-friendly choices, too.
Egg, Greens, and Cheese Tortilla
Makes: 2 servings
Time: 10 mins
-2 tsp butter
-4 eggs, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
-2 large (8- to 10-inch) flour tortillas
2 handfuls baby spinach
-½ cup shredded gruyère or any other hard cheese that melts nicely
1 . Make the tortillas one at a time. In a medium nonstick pan over medium heat, melt half of the butter. Add half of the beaten eggs and immediately top with a tortilla, pressing it down gently so that some of the egg flows up and over the top side of the tortilla.
2 . Cook for 1 minute and then top with half of the spinach and cheese. Cover the pan and cook for 2 more minutes, until the greens have wilted and the cheese has melted.
3 . Next, either fold the eggy tortilla up in the pan, the way you would an omelet, and pack for lunch as is, or slide it out onto the cutting board and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Repeat the process for the second tortilla. Once cool, roll up the tortillas, and slice into pieces as needed to fit in your lunchbox.
Packing Tip: Pack the tortilla with your favourite condiment—like salsa, hot sauce, or ketchup—and add a side of roasted potatoes and some sweet berries to create that authentic brunch-for-lunch feeling.
Great for Kids: Slice the rolled tortilla into rounds and secure with some fun food picks to make this wholesome lunch a kid-friendly finger food.