Eggplant Turkey Wrap with Oil-Free Pesto & Roasted Veggies

May 23, 2023

Eggplant Turkey Wrap with Oil-Free Pesto & Roasted Veggies

Chef Bae’s go-to lunch staple that contains easy, meal prepped components for the week ahead. Plus, the oil-free pesto adds deceptive indulgence and extra protein to a satisfying and filling lunch!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Sandwich


  • 1 Large Eggplant Or Two Small
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 4 Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup Arugula
  • 1 Avocado Sliced
  • 4 Slices Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper To Taste
  • For The Oil-Free Pesto:
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil Packed
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 Clove Garlic optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Thinly slice the eggplant into 8 equal slices and sprinkle sea salt onto each side. Wait 5 minutes, and using a paper towel, wipe the excess moisture from the slices. This process also removed the bitterness from the eggplant. Slice the remaining vegetables and roast everything on 2 sheet pants with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Ensure the eggplant has enough oil on each side (if the oil soaks into the eggplant, vs coating the top, add more oil).
  • Flip after 15 minutes and once the cauliflower is charred and the eggplant is browned on each side (still malleable, but cooked enough to hold together).
  • Blend the pesto ingredients together. For a greener pesto, blanch the basil before blending in boiling water for 15 seconds correctly followed by an ice water bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Line a piece of parchment paper and lay down four of the eggplant slides horizontally. The slides should be slightly overlapping.
  • Add the veggies, sliced turkey, avocado & arugula.
  • Use the parchment paper to tightly roll the sandwich, folding in the ends of the parchment paper halfway through rolling.
  • Repeat the same process with the second sandwich, or save the additional components for a future meal-prepped lunch. Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy!