Sweet and Sour Ham Wrap

2016-02-22 11.21.27RECIPE #202, DAY #241

ORIGINAL RECIPE: “Maple-Glazed Ham and Cheese Wraps” from 400 Best Sandwich Recipes by Alison Lewis*

TIMING: 5 minutes


TOOLS: Nothing


HEALTH: Assuming that you are not eating lunchmeat every day and that you are choosing (conscientiously-raised) no-added-nitrate ham, this is a straight-forward boost of protein (with added veggies) for your lunch box or your Saturday afternoon. Use a whole grain lavash for even more health points.

EXPERIENCE: I am tiring of repeating myself lately. We are renovating. I am making sammies for lunches. This was just another one to make.

It is one of my favorites, so far, and partly because it has no mayo. I am a mayo freak, so I am happy when I find a sandwich I like which does not include this daily dose of guilt. Also, I love the salty-sweet-sour-bitter combination. For a full palate bomb, add a little heat, like some cherry peppers or jalapenos.

NOTES: Any (conscientious, nitrate-free) ham will do, but a honey- or maple-glazed ham would be best. We served ours sliced from a ham nugget, but deli-sliced would also be best.


  1. Set out 4 lavash or large tortillas. Spread down the center of each with Dijon mustard and apple butter.
  2. Add 1/2 pound thin-sliced ham and 4 slices sharp cheddar. (If desired, place under the broiler or in the toaster oven to melt the cheese at this point.) Add arugula and pickled onions, then wrap up, secure with a toothpick, and serve.

Serve with barbecue chips and apple cider.

*Recipe changed from the original.


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