Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crispy Vegetable Lavash Wraps with Spicy Hummus dip


I love wraps! I make them all the time. I created this on a whim the other day, just out of things we had around, and it was such a delicious and healthy wrap! I especially loved how the dip turned out. I just took a store bought hummus, and "doctored" it up a little to make it something more interesting and special for dipping. If you are not by a Trader Joe's, and can't get your hands on lavash wraps, just use a good, high quality whole grain tortilla. If you can get the lavash wraps, definitely go out of your way to get them, they get extra crunchy on the grill pan, and have such a great texture, and they are made with only a few ingredients (Stone ground whole wheat, water, yeast, and salt), so they are a really healthy option. Also, look for a plain flavored hummus for this recipe.



Crispyy Vegetable Lavash Wraps with Spicy Hummus Dip



What You Need:

Whole Wheat Lavash Wraps (from Trader Joe's) or high quality whole grain tortillas
1 container of plain hummus
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/4 of a large, or half of a smaller head of cabbage, shredded
3 small or 2 large zucchini, sliced
1/8 red onion, sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp regular paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt plus more to taste
pepper to taste
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil



Spicy Hummus Sauce (for dipping)

Place about 1/4 cup of hummus into a bowl. Add 1-2 Tbsp. of water and whisk.. You want it to be thin enough that you can dip easily, but no so thin that it is "watery". Just slightly thinner that it was originally. Add a pinch of paprika, and cayenne pepper to taste. Make it as hot as you like. We made ours pretty spicy!



To Make:

Sliced the vegetables into "matchsticks". Place in a large bowl and add the seasonings and 2 Tbsp. Olive oil. Toss with your hands to coat everything well. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the vegetable for about 5 minutes until just softened. Taste the mixture at this point, and add any additional salt and pepper to taste.
Add the filling to the lavash wrap or tortilla, and roll up. On a heated grill pan, or if you don't have one, a regular pan will work fine also, cook the wrap a few minutes on each side to get it nice and crispy. Slice the wraps in half, and serve them with the spicy Hummus Dipping Sauce.


11 comments:

  1. These look so healthy, and I love the idea of making some SPICY hummus dip!

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  2. Morgan missed your recipes lately, will catch up soon.This veggie wrap and spicy hummus look very delicious.

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  3. OOH! I have to try these. Just bought some spicy hummus-and we have tortillas...tomorrows dinner? tee hee.

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  4. The wraps with Hummus Dip look amazing. I hope I can find some Lavish Wraps at Whole Foods because they look delicious. Thanks again for another fun recipe to put in my book. I think you should create a book and get it published. Love you.

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  5. These were so good!! I made them for dinner and used the vegetables we had, which were carrots, onions, zucchini, and tomatoes. Yeah, it's a lame selection! But it was still really yummy! Thanks for the post.

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  6. This looks great!! I could eat something like this every single day and never get tired of it. I really like the idea of making the wraps warm and crispy!

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  7. This looks so colourful! And I bet it was delicious!

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  8. This looks so good!!! We love hummus. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Gorgeous! Those are the kind of wraps I like to push into my face when I'm in private.

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  10. i BUY LAVASH WRAPS NOW AND AGAIN, BUT HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF GRIDDLING THEM. lOVELY IDEA.

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  11. I saw your recipe for these on "Wilde Things"...they look and sound great! I can't wait to make them.

    http://wildethings.org/crispy-vegetable-lavish-wraps-with-spicy-hummus-dip

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