When I was a child my parents took me to Armenia to visit some friends. One of the things that impressed me was Armenian food with its bright flavours. This simple roll idea we brought home with us from that journey and it became a part of our menu since. These rolls are very easy and quick to prepare when you have lavash – thin Armenian bread that is also popular in Turkey and Lebanon. Lavash rolls with boiled egg, tomato, feta cheese and basil will make a great breakfast or lunch.
Lavash is thin hand stretched bread that is made without yeast and baked in deep underground ovens. We were lucky to see the process of lavash making when our friends took us to the village near Erevan. The process of making lavash is quite interesting and you can watch it in a youtube video if you wish. Here in the UK I found Lebanese lavash in Morrison’s (see photo below).
In Armenia lavash is traditionally served with the variety of snacks on a tray. Everyone can choose something he wants and wrap it into a sheet of lavash, very similar to how you use a Mexican tortilla. So you can basically create your own various wraps/rolls. Usual snacks presented on tray for the lavash wraps are: salty house cheese (like feta), freshly picked herbs, especially green salad onion, chives and red basil, assorted vegetables and deli meats. Below is my favourite kit for the wrap but feel free to change it the way you prefer.
Lavash rolls with boiled egg, tomato, feta cheese and basil
- Lavash bread
- Tomato cut in sectors
- Fresh basil
- Hard boiled egg cut in sectors
- Feta cheese (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Separate (cut) a sheet of lavash of desired size. Put all the ingredients in one line along a side of the lavash and wrap it into a long roll. Now have it with tea or coffee. It is very simple and delicious!