Monday, August 10, 2015

Spiralized Veggie Hummus Wrap

This Spiralized Veggie Hummus Wrap is a refreshing and nutrition packed meat-less sandwich that will help you keep cool during these warm temps.

Happy #MeatlessMonday Friends!

Today's recipe for my Spiralized Veggie Hummus Wrap was inspired by a lunch I had while visiting New York City nearly 2 years ago.  Wow I can't believe its taken me this long for the re-creation!  My friend and I had lunch at Friedmans, a restaurant located in Chelsea Market.  During most of my visits to NYC I typically make a visit to Chelsea Market for a sweet treat.  In my post "Following My Sweet Cravings Through NYC" I share some of my favorite bakeries in Chelsea Market.

I typically don't go the vegetarian route when dining out, but on this occasion I did.  I ordered the Garden Veggie Sandwich which contained hummus, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, balsamic vinaigrette on a grilled sourdough bread. A delicious combination of ingredients and flavors.

Of course I made a few substitutions in my recipe!  I tried to keep things simple with fewer ingredients and reduce the calories a bit.   A whole grain wrap was used (instead of thick white bread) and the vinaigrette was eliminated as an added fat.  I was initially concerned the sandwich would be too dry without the vinaigrette, but was pleasantly surprised by how well the combination of cucumbers, hummus, and avocado produced a nice moisture.   In fact while I was eating the wrap some of the ingredients dripped on my hand.

Additionally I opted out of the sliced veggies and used spiralized cucumbers rather than sliced ones.  A few devices are available to form "spiralized" or elongated vegetables formed into spiral pasta shapes.  I currently use a vegetable slicer purchased from Amazon to make spiralized veggies, but plan to try out the Veggetti in the near future.  For the carrots I used the match stick version, but a think carrot could also be spiralized. Even if you are not a vegetarian this simple wrap will not disappointment!  


Enjoy!

Your families Dietitian,




Spiralized Veggie Wrap
Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Wrap (or FlatOut Bread)
  • 1/4 of cucumber, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup carrots, spiralized or match-stick
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 3-4 tbsp hummus
Instructions
1. Lay wrap out flat in horizontal direction
2. Spread hummus evenly on entire wrap
3. Place avocados evenly on center of wrap reaching from top to bottom
4. Place carrots to the right of of the avocados reaching from top to bottom
5. Place cucumbers to the left of avocados reaching from top to bottom
6. From left edge tightly roll wrap horizontally until complete rolled up
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