a summer appetizer, skewer slices of tasty aram sandwiches with
colorful party toothpicks. Lettuce lends a crunchy texture to
these rolled up sandwiches. Lettuce was one of the first plants
grown by the Sumerians, along with chick-peas, lentils, beans,
onions, garlic and leeks.
Romaine lettuce contains the antioxidant phytochemical
zeaxanthin that is shown to help protects against free radical
damage. It is best eaten with a little oil to help the
absorption of zeaxanthin.
1 large package pre-cut romaine lettuce
1. In a
large bowl, toss the lettuce with just enough Italian
large flour tortillas
thin slices pastrami
(2-cup) package Mexican shredded cheese
to lightly coat the leaves, but not to drown them!
2. Lay each
tortilla on a breadboard, then spread with a thin
of mayonnaise. Cover with 3 slices of pastrami. Top
lettuce and cheese.
3. Roll up each
tortilla and cut into 5 slices.
4. Either skewer
the 5 slices onto one bamboo skewer, or
individual slices with colorful toothpicks for
summer party appetizers.
Makes 8 skewered sandwiches or 40 appetizers