gameday snacks: deli wraps [week 7]

So, this week I had a lot more on my mind than week 7 recipes. I came home from Austin with a cold and went into hermit mode purely out of fear: I had to get healthy for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco this weekend.  After a liquid diet and a whole lot of sleep, I finally approached full health on Thursday night.  I was fortunate enough to spend Friday working from the comfort of my couch, with a huge bowl of lighter dirty rice by my side (recipe coming soon).  I crawled into bed fairly early and tried to prep myself for today by waking up at 6 AM on Saturday… yeah, I pretty much looked at my phone, decided I was awake, and that it was in my best interest to go back to sleep.  Later in the day (i.e. at a REASONABLE hour) I walked down to the Nike Expo in Union Square, then hit up Sephora only to discover that I finally hit VIB Rouge!!!  I ended the night at Team in Training‘s Inspiration Dinner, which was honestly exactly what I needed.  The highlight of the night was hearing Jenny Deputy speak about her daughter Mickey‘s triumph over Leukemia – her speech gave me the reconnection to the TNT cause that I needed to push through 13.1 miles of SF hills today.

To be honest, today’s race was no easier and no harder than I thought it would be – though the recovery has certainly more painful than I had anticipated.  I trained on steeper hills (see this example), but not the same chill or distance of Nike SF.  I thought I would cry as I crossed the finish line – and I came close!  It was an emotional 13.1 miles for me – but when I crossed the finish line, I found myself feeling stronger yet weaker than I’ve ever felt.  Let me be real: I’ve hiked through Death Valley for 26 days with nothing but a backpack; I do Bikram yoga and Bar Method because I enjoy the challenge; I like to push my run milage for the same reason.  But I’ve never felt more like I was straddling the line of OK and not OK as I did when I crossed the finish line today and ran into the arms of my rommie, boyfriend, and mama (not pictured… someone had to take that photo!).

For a non-emotional person, today was really weird.

Deli Wraps
Deli Wraps with turkey, arugula, provolone and salami.

Anyway, I had a lot on my mind this week, and while I debated postponing my week 7 recipe until tomorrow, I realized that the deli wraps I was craving could absolutely feed a gameday crowd.  Even better?  They’re far lighter than the recipes I’ve been posting over the last few weeks.  I highly recommend using lavash if you can find it, because the fat content is lower than that of a tortilla; please also feel free to omit or substitute for ingredients you don’t love.  I, personally, happen to love everything in this deli wrap – but if you do not, you should make some adjustments.  I’ll make some suggestions in the recipe below, but please get creative and tell me what you come up with!

Deli Wraps
Deli wraps with turkey, arugula, provolone, and salami.

deli wraps

prep time: 15 minutes

total time: 15 minutes

yield: 4


  • 1/2 recipe pickled red onions
  • 6 TBSP basil mayo
  • 4 pieces lavash (I recommend the one at Trader Joe's, if you can find it)
  • 1 LB turkey from the deli [can substitute chicken]
  • 12 pieces thinly sliced salami [can stubstitute proscuitto, cooked bacon, or omit]
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices provolone [can substitute goat cheese, American cheese, or mozzarella]
  • 8 slices dill pickles
  • 1 C arugula [can substitute mixed greens]


  1. Mise en place, and read this recipe all the way through.
  2. Lay out 1 piece lavash flatbread and spread with 1-1.5 TBSP basil mayo (will depend on size of lavash and personal taste).
  3. Lay 2 pickles followed by 3 slices of salami, red onions to taste, 2 slices provolone, 1/4 C arugula, and 3 slices of tomato on the closest 1/3 of the lavash (see image below)
  4. Top with 1/4 LB turkey (see image below).
  5. Roll tightly to create the traditional deli wrap look. Slice into 2 inch slices or in half, and serve.

Deli Wraps with turkey, arugula, provolone and salami.
Deli Wraps with turkey, arugula, provolone and salami.

Happy Eating!

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