I first came across Andrea’s blog My Chihuahua bites! when I was Googling the words “Andrea’s blog” and “Andrea Leigh”. No, I’m not weird, that’s my name too and I was excited to see it was a recipe blog. I like her idea about Tuesdays At The Table and wanted to contribute, so I pulled up my favorite healthy, vegetarian lowfat recipe. It’s a wrap that I created, trying to duplicate one I got at Mother Earth Market in Ocala, FL. Mine turned out even better. I call it the Carrot Hummus Spinach Wrap.
You will use 10 Minute Hummus for this recipe. I like parsley and garlic in mine because taste and the health benefits. Try yours with and without. Here’s how to make the 10 Minute Hummus first.
One 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
Juice of one lemon (depending on taste)
1- 1/2 tablespoons tahini
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
A handful of chopped parsley, maybe fluffing up to a cup including fluffy tops
Drain chickpeas and set liquid aside for later. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth. If this was a dip, you’d add more garbanzo bean water to make it dippy. To keep it firmer and more sandwichey, less garbanzo water.
They make fat free white flour tortillas (or wraps), as well as white flour tortillas that have 11 grams of fiber each. Also available are pink sundried tomato tortillas, and green spinach tortillas. The green and pink tortillas are more fragile than the white flour tortillas and tend to split when folded.
How To Assemble Your Carrot Hummus Spinach Wrap. Warm a tortilla wrap on the stove to soften it. As you assemble it, remember you will want to fold it over, or wrap it up, so leave room to do that. Or you can just leave it as a big sloppy hand feedbag like my cousin does, and eats it over the sink.
Place your tortilla wrap on the plate.
Put 1-2 tablespoons of hummus in the center and spread it around the center.
Put some fresh spinach leaves in the center.
Add another 1-2 tbsp of hummus.
Place a handful of carrot matchsticks on top of the hummus.
Add another 1-2 tbsp. hummus and fold up.
You can also add sliced tomato and red onion. Awesome flavor, healthy, lowfat.
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