I can fully remember my first encounter with hummus. I was about 9-years-old, and one of my mom’s best friends was on a health-nut kick. One of her newest discoveries was hummus. Because her new diet seemed so weird to me as a fat little kid who ate nothing but Happy Meals and Ho-Ho’s, I was immediately disgusted by the stuff. Now, however, I’m singing a whole different tune about my friend, the garbanzo bean. Because I’m really not big on meat (no, I’m not a vegetarian, but I might as well be, because sometimes meat really just grosses me out) hummus has become one of my favorite meat-replacements. The brand I usually eat is Sabra, and it comes in a variety of different flavors that would all be great for this wrap. Try them all and figure out which one is your favorite! As nice as it is to have already-made products, my goal is to one day find the mythical Tahini (most important ingredient when making hummus, it’s sesame seed paste) at the grocery store and finally make my OWN hummus! This is a little recipe for a healthy, filling lunch that I make when I’m really busy or just about to run out the door. It can also be a great mid-day snack! It comes in at roughly 200 calories.
Hummus and Tomato Wrap
1 tablespoon Sabra Classic Hummus
1 6-inch Whole Wheat tortilla
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
3 tomato slices
1 tablespoon reduced-fat Feta cheese
salt and pepper
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
Lay tortilla on a plate. Spread with hummus. Lay tomato slices down the middle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place alfalfa sprouts on top of tomatoes, sprinkle with feta cheese, and drizzle with Balsamic vinegar. Fold sides towards the middle, like a soft taco, and cut into 2 halves.