I came home for lunch today and stood in the kitchen with the refrigerator door open, staring at its contents. I guess I was hoping a deliciously prepared meal would magically appear in front of me. When that didn’t happen, I decided to make a quick and easy Hummus & Grilled Veggie Wrap. I got the recipe from The Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com) and it’s just too good not to share. Of course I had to make a few slight modifications – unfortunately, I don’t keep toasted pine nuts and fresh mint leaves on hand. Even still, my wrap was tasty and filling. Here is the recipe, along with the modifications that I made. Enjoy!
- 2 medium zucchini , cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup store-bought hummus
- 4 pieces whole-wheat wrap bread
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 ounces baby spinach leaves (2 cups lightly packed)
- 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced into half moons
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium heat
- Brush both sides of the zucchini slices with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Grill until tender and slightly browned, about 4 minutes per side
- Spread 1/4 cup of the hummus over each piece of bread
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of pine nuts on top
- Top with 3 slices of zucchini, 2 pieces of red pepper, 1/2 cup of spinach, a few sliced onions and 1 tablespoon of mint
- Roll each of them up and cut in half on a diagonal
***Yields 4 servings – serving size = 1 wrap
- Obviously I didn’t make all 4 servings so I adjusted the measurements to make just one wrap.
- Like I mentioned above, I didn’t have pine nuts or mint for this recipe. Neither did I have red bell pepper. Instead, I used roasted red pepper flavored hummus and added tomato with the zucchini and onion on the grill.
- I think that George Foreman’s “Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine” is the best invention ever, so that’s what I used to grill my veggies.
- I hate using whole-wheat wraps because they tear apart when you attempt to roll them. For that reason, I went ahead and used a flour wrap.