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Monday, April 18, 2016

Hummus Wraps

This simple recipe has two parts: Hummus, and the vegetable-filled wrap that goes around it. Because I try to watch my weight, I used a modest 7-in. whole-wheat tortilla, eating about 150 of them, rather than the standard, 10-in. tortilla of which most people eat just one. Compared to my 7-in. wrap, a 10-in. wrap looks so-o-o huge! So watch your weight the way I do - by eating on smaller plates. On to todays recipe!


Hummus:

2 large garlic cloves
7 tbsp. (105 mL) olive oil
Salt, to taste
Juice of one lemon
One 19 oz. (540 mL) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed

Into a blender, add garlic, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse until garlic is finely chopped. 


This mini citrus squeezer simplifies clean-ups and storage.

A blender makes very quick work of Hummus.

Add garbanzo beans, using pulse setting until mixture appears slightly textured but not smooth. 


Add drained, rinsed garbanzo beans to blender

Use as a spread or in these Hummus Wraps.

Cover and refrigerate 1 hr., allowing flavors to blend. 

Note: There are many ways to make hummus, each a little different. For another, check the Index under Appetizers: Dips and Spreads (Hummus).


Hummus Wraps:


6 whole-wheat, 7-in. soft tortillas
Hummus recipe (above)
1-1/2 c. (375 mL) chopped long English (seedless) cucumbers, skin on, quartered
12 or 13 grape” tomatoes, halved (see Tomato Note)
1/4 c. (60 mL) chopped spring onions 
1/2 c. (125 mL) fresh parsley tops, stems removed
6 leaves baby Romaine lettuce 

Have all ingredients arrayed and prepared before starting. Spread center insides of each tortilla with about 1/4 c. (60 mL) Hummus. Gently press combined cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley into spread. Top with Romaine leaf. Fold and close wrap, securing with long pick. 



Youll be adding cucumber, tomatoes, Hummus,
green onion, fresh parsley, and Romaine lettuce.

Spread Hummus down center of each tortilla.

Lightly press fresh veggies into Hummus.

Veggies dont come any fresher than this!

Trim parsley stems before sprinkling with parsley.

Fold wraps; secure with picks.

Tomato Note: “Grape” tomatoes are larger than cherry tomatoes, but not as large as regular small tomatoes.

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