Need a fast summer meal that will load you up with veggies and fiber and all things wonderful and tasty? This is your answer. I was browsing through my Pinterest files and saw this, remembering that we had loved them when I first made them 2 years ago....and then, it got lost in a sea of recipes and I haven't made them since. Told you I am really bad at repeating recipes. I will be repeating this one all summer, customizing with whatever is fresh out of the garden. Have fun with this one...a wrap bar is a great way to get picky kids involved in choosing healthy options. I was shocked at what my 5 year old chose and ate, and the almost 3 year old at least branched out to feta cheese and hummus. Small victories, people. Small victories.
Greek Veggie Wraps
So, here's the deal--just choose whichever of the ingredients you would want and build a wrap. I will share recommended ingredients and add a few suggestions...
- Large whole wheat tortillas or wraps of your choice
- Cooked grain of your choice (she suggests couscous. I was going to do quinoa but discovered I was out--how in the world did that happen? I had some bulgur in my freezer so used that and it was fantastic)
- Hummus (I made my own this time, recipe below)
- Feta cheese (aka "stinky cheese" to my kids)
- Fresh baby spinach (or baby kale or spring greens would be nice)
- Banana pepper rings (pepperoncinis would be a spicier choice)
- Chopped tomatoes
- Shredded carrots
- Balsamic vinaigrette (whisk 3 T balsamic, 5 T olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper)
Spread your tortilla with hummus and top with small amounts of remaining ingredients. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. Roll tightly, cut in half and serve
Other things we used:
-I roasted chicken for my hubby and sliced it thin (or rotisserie would be fine)
-kalamata olives (a nice way to get that salty tang if you don't love banana peppers)
If I had cucumbers I would have used those, too.
Now for the hummus. I frequently just use store bought hummus in recipes like these, but I had all ingredients for the hummus she suggested, so I made it. Good stuff, but honestly? Not worth the effort in something as this where there are so many other flavors going on. File this away and make it to serve alone with veggies and toasted pita while you sip wine with your girlfriends some fine MN summer evening.