ANDREA’S MULTI-DIMENSIONAL 4 WAY WRAP
Step 1. PICK A WRAP (TORTILLA)
There are so many good wraps in the market now, I like the spinach wrap and the sun dried tomato flavors.
Step 2 PICK A SAUCE:
Step 3. Pick 1-2 from the Chopped List
Step 4. Pick 1-2 from the Matchsticks List
Firm tomato meat
Guacamole must be made with ripe, flavorful avocados. What’s ripe? Press the outside of the avocado. It should have just a little give. If it has no give, that’s the one you buy to eat next week.
2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato chopped
Guacamole sandwich dressing
Make the above guacamole recipe. Add to it 1/4 cup Nayonnaise, light whipped cream cheese or sour cream
* 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
* 3 gloves garlic, crushed
* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Combine all in blender and blend until smooth. Add more lemon juice to thin it out.
Here’s a recipe for a wrap I just made, trying to duplicate one I got at Mother Earth Market in Ocala. I call it my Spinach Carrot Hummus Wrap
10 MINUTE HUMMUS RECIPE
1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
Juice of one lemon (depending on taste)
1- 1/2 tablespoons tahini
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
A handful of chopped parsley, maybe fluffing up to a cup including fluffy tops
Drain chickpeas and set liquid aside for later. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
If this was a dip, you’d add more garbanzo bean water to make it dippy. To keep it firmer and more sandwichey, less garbanzo water
How To Assemble Your Carrot Hummus Spinach Wrap
Warm a tortilla wrap on the stove to soften it. As you assemble it, remember you will want to fold it over, or wrap it up, so leave room to do that. Or you can just leave it as a big sloppy hand feedbag like my cousin does, and eats it over the sink. The spinach wraps are more fragile and tend to split when folded.
Place your tortilla wrap on the plate. Put 1-2 tablespoons of hummus in the center and spread it around the center.
Put some fresh spinach leaves in the center.
Add another 1-2 tbsp of hummus.
Place a handful of carrot matchsticks on top of the hummus.
Add another 1-2 tbsp. hummus or tahina sauce and fold up.
Awesome flavor, healthy, lowfat.
Another favorite wrap includes hummus and tabouli
1 cup cracked wheat (bulghur)
1 cup very hot water
1 small cucumber, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
4 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped mint
1 cup fresh chopped parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (to make it fatfree, use chickpea liquid or vegetable broth instead)
Pepper and salt, to taste
(add a pinch of allspice if you like)
Soak the cracked wheat in the hot water until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
Drain any excess water, if necessary, and squeeze dry.
Combine the salad ingredients, including wheat, in a medium bowl.
Mix the dressing ingredients together and stir into the salad mixture.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.