Salads can be dull and boring for kids. Serve it up in a new and fun way with these Tortilla Salad Bowls!
I have recently become an ambassador for FareShare, a UK charity fighting hunger and food waste by redistributing surplus food from the food industry to local charities and communities projects.
FareShare supports over 10,000 frontline charities and community groups including homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs, lunch clubs for older people and domestic violence refuges. At this time of year they also support holiday hunger clubs through their #ActivateAte campaign, supplying food to over 400 holiday projects, providing nutritious meals and snacks to 50,000 children.
As part of my work with FareShare I’m going to be creating some recipes using some of their most commonly redistributed food items. And today’s recipe will be using salad items.
Getting kids to eat salad can be tricky. There’s something about lots of chopped up veg that seems to put a lot of children off but I have found that presentation and the way a salad actually looks to a child can vastly affect how appealing it is to them.
Using a large tortilla wrap you can create a crispy edible salad bowl that’s fun to make and fun to eat.
The first step is to grease a medium sized saucepan with a little oil or butter and then gently push the wrap inside. It will naturally form little grooves and ridges which is perfect for the edges of our edible bowl. This is also a great way to use up wraps that might be going a little hard or tough.
This then is baked in a 200c oven to 10 minutes to crisp up.
Whilst the wrap is baking, chop up whatever salad veg you have. I’ve used:
- cherry tomotoes
- grated carrot
But any kind of salad veg that you like will do. I also added some grated cheese to top of mine but leftover cooked chicken, ham or even cooked chickpeas are really delicious too.
After 10 minutes remove the saucepan from the oven (don’t forget that the handle will be very hot!) and leave the wrap to cool in the pan for a few minutes. This makes it extra crispy! Then fill with your salad and any toppings.
This Tortilla Salad Bowl is best served straight away although it will keep in the fridge for a few hours.
If you’d like to learn more about FareShare, their work tackling hunger and food waste and also details on how you can get involved with fundraising and volunteering, head on over to their website now.
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Salads can be dull and boring for kids. Serve it up in a new and fun way with this Tortilla Salad Bowls!
- 1 large tortilla wrap
- grated cheese
- Preheat the oven to 200c.
- Lightly grease the inside of a medium saucepan with oil or butter.
- Gently push the tortilla wrap into the saucepan and then bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime chop up your salad ingredients. I used lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, grated carrot and pepper.
- When the tortilla has cooked, remove from the oven (be careful as the saucepan handle will obviously be super hot!). Leave to cool for a few minutes then remove the tortilla from the saucepan.
- Add the chopped salad to the tortilla bowl and then top with grated cheese.
- Serve immediately.