I told you all a while back that I stopped eating meat, (except fish), and at first, had major trouble coming up with what to eat for lunch. Remember when I shared my recipe for the portabella melt? Well, over the nearly two years (two years!) that I’ve been on this meatless journey, I’ve come up with a few more sandwiches and wraps to add some variety to my mid-day meal.
There’s a locally owned gourmet food shop by my house with breads, pastas, and cheeses, as well as a refrigerated section with quick lunches, pizzas, dips (aaaah dips), and a variety of wraps. One day I was in there and discovered a vegetarian wrap called the “Spicy Hummus Roller.” It’s spicy hummus, walnuts, cucumber, carrots and lettuce wrapped in a flour tortilla. A perfect blend of mushy, (for lack of a better word) and crunchy, and pretty healthy to boot. It is delicious, but it’s like $100 a pound or something. I left half of it in the refrigerator and Jeff, politely holding back his fury said, “Did you really just pay $10.50 for a tortilla with hummus in it?” Why yes I did, and it was good too. He was right though, that is one expensive lunch. And it doesn’t even come with a side of chips. So, the next time I was craving one, I decided to have a go at making my own version.
It is really quick and easy, and you could use any veggies that you love. The vegetables in my recipe are just the ones I had in the fridge that day. I still frequent and love that store for a fresh baguette or handmade noodles, but I’ve gotta tell ya, my version of the “roller” is pretty close to theirs, and probably cost $2 to make. They do have one-up on me in their wrap rolling technique though. How do they roll all that stuff in there and get it so tight? If you have the inside scoop, please share. I would love to know.
Ingredients – (For one wrap)
3-4 Tbsp hummus (store bought, or make your own. It’s really easy. I use this recipe here.)
1 Tbsp walnuts
Sriracha, or your favorite hot sauce
1/2 Carrot, cut into sticks
1/2 Cucumber, sliced lengthwise
1/2 Bell pepper, cut into thin slices
Tomato, (I used sun dried on this one)
You don’t have to do this, but I heat my tortilla in skillet for a couple of minutes to make it more pliable and easier to roll up the fillings. Remove from skillet and spoon on the hummus. Then sprinkle the walnuts and a few dots, (or more if you like it really spicy), of the hot sauce. Add the rest of your sliced vegetables, fold in the ends of the tortillas and roll it up.