low fat and low calorie recipe
Veggie Hummus Wrap Recipe is a very simple and easy homemade lunch wrap to prepare for your family. As I always have chickpeas, garlic, fresh lemons, and olive oil in my pantry, this is a perfect last-minute sandwich. This hummus recipe has fewer calories and less fat and salt than store-bought varieties. Hummus, a protein-packed bean spread, is as delicious as it is healthy! Never feel guilty about enjoying hummus.
I adapted this recipe from Weight Watchers 20 Minute Recipes magazine. According to the Weight Watchers’ magazine, there are 5 points per wrap.
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- 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed and drained*
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded
- 1/4 cup carrots, matchstick-cut
- 1/4 cup bell peppers, matchstick-cut
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, coarsely-chopped
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely-chopped
- 1 tablespoon feta cheese (reduced-fat), crumbled
- 2 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
Place garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, water, cumin, and salt in a blender or food processor.
Process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once; set aside.
If the consistency is too thick, add some additional water.
Prepare Wrap Ingredients:
Prepare lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese; set aside.
How To Warm Tortillas
Warm the tortillas by wrapping tortillas loosely in waxed paper or a plastic bag and microwave on HIGH (15 seconds for two tortillas, 30 seconds for four tortillas, and 1 minute for eight).
Another way is to place a tortilla on a plate, covered with a damp paper towel. Alternate tortillas with paper towels. Microwave for 30 seconds to one minute, depending on how many tortillas you need.
How To Make The Veggie Wrap:
Spread 1/4 cup prepared hummus over the top of each tortilla. Divide prepared lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese evenly over the tortillas.
Fold top and bottom of each tortilla toward center, roll up burrito-style.
Makes 2 servings (1 wrap per serving).
Hummus recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 cups or 6 servings.
Serving size = 1/4 cup
* For an interesting variation, substitute black beans or cannellini beans (Northern beans).