Gluten-free Sandwich Petals (aka flatbreads) from Raquelita’s are one of the most exciting things to hit the gluten-free market in a while. The items are made with ten gluten-free gains, heart healthy Omega 3′s and probiotics. The Sandwich Petals are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free peanut-free, egg-free and nut-free. I was sent a box containing all three flavors by the company to review last month, but every week I’m finding new ways to use these great oval shaped “petals”!
One of the most remarkable things about these wraps (as I call them) is that they are shelf stable for a month. No freezing or refrigeration required! This actually sounded too good to be true to me, so I tested the claim. We finished up the last wraps 27 days after the shipment arrived – not quite a month but close enough. The result was that the wraps were as good this week as they were four weeks ago. It’s quite shocking to think something this good, that is also good for you and only has 90 calories can sit out on the counter or in the pantry for so long and not go stale. Below are some of the ways we’ve put this fabulous wraps to use.
- Breakfast burrito – scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese
- Enchiladas – ground turkey, sauce and Mexican blend cheese
- Quesadillas – chicken, cheese and veggies
- Wrap sandwiches – Peachtree Pimento, tuna salad, smoked salmon & cream cheese, bbq pork
- Roll-up – chive cream cheese
To use the wraps not as wraps, we made a delicious chicken dish with chicken breasts and a can of Progresso Three Cheese Enchilada soup. For this simple dish, just layer the wraps on the bottom of a baking pan, spread a little soup on them and add uncooked chicken breasts (use cut up pieces for quicker cook time) and then pour more soup over the chicken. Top with more wraps and add more soup. Bake at 375 degrees until done – 15 to 25 minutes depending on what size chicken you use. Chicken breasts take longer to cook than pieces do. It’s a tasty, easy to make gluten-free dinner. Serve over rice if desired and add a green salad for a nice meal.
One of the most fun uses for the wrap is making pizzas with them. I heated a wrap brushed with a little olive oil in a 400 degree oven for about ten minutes and then pulled it out to add the toppings. One of my favorite type of pizzas is chicken pesto so I used pesto sauce, cooked chicken, artichoke hearts, cheese and black olives for the pizza shown above. After adding sauce and toppings, I put the flatbread pizza back into the oven for about ten more minutes. Seriously, the pizza was fabulous, even though the crust was anything but conventional. I also use large gluten-free tortillas to make this type of pizza but those are too large for one person. For a quick small super thin crust pizza for one, these sandwich petals are the perfect size. There are more recipe ideas on the Sandwich Petals website.
The three Sandwich Petal flavors are Agave Grain, Spinach Garlic and Chimayo Red Chile. The Agave petals are not sweet at all, despite the name. The other two flavors are definitely more flavorful than the Agave which is similar to a basic wheat tortilla. As with many gluten-free replacement foods, the petals need to be heated for best texture and flavor.
Now that we are completely out of Sandwich Petals, we’ll take advantage of the 2 for 1 deal currently being offered on Mondays only from Sandwich Petals. Normally, for $25 you get 36 petals (12 of each flavor) and free shipping. On Mondays, you get 72 petals (24 of each flavor) for only $25. That runs about $.35 per petal and that is what I call a serious gluten-free deal!