Thursday, June 20, 2013

Raw Hummus Vegetable Wrap

I often fly into a larger city, then drive to the middle of nowhere land where vegan options are not a-plenty.  I also tend to be out and about at events where there is only one food vendor serving fresh food who doesn't usually offer anything vegan. So what do I do? I bring my own!  So I thought it would be nice to share with you my standard raw wrap that not only gets me through the day, but also has everyone asking, "Where did you get that?"  Because it looks that good!

My other secret is that I travel with a cutting board, knife (when I can check my luggage) and large plastic bags that I use to carry my wraps. These are essential if you don't want to have to buy them everywhere you go.

I was lucky enough to stop by a Whole Foods in Tampa on this occasion to pick up tortillas, hummus, and fresh veggies. Yep, that's it. In particular, I was excited to find Food for Life's Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Tortillas. I don't know why I haven't noticed this company before, but it seems their distribution has really expanded as they are in all of the Whole Foods I've been in recently. These tortillas are high in protein, amino acids, fiber, and flavor! I love that they are made from sprouted grains and no flour as well. All that's in them is sprouted wheat, sesame seeds, sprouted soybeans, sprouted barley, sprouted millet, sprouted lentils, sprouted spelt, and sea salt. And they are organic as well.

Raw Hummus Vegetable Wrap
Serves 6

  • 1 package wraps/tortillas (I used Food for Life Sprouted Grain Tortillas)
  • 1 container of hummus (any flavor)
  • 1 package of greens (I use baby kales or spinach)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (optional, for heat)
  • Other optional ingredients: sprouts, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes
Heat the tortilla up for a few seconds to make it more pliable -- via microwave or stovetop. Spread hummus in middle of the tortilla, then top with greens,  red bell pepper, mushrooms, avocado, and jalapeno, if desired. Roll up, wrap in a napkin so it keeps its shape, then put it in a large plastic bag. Voila--you have a portable lunch!

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