Happy #MeatlessMonday Friends!
Today’s recipe for my Spiralized Veggie Hummus Wrap was inspired by a lunch I had while visiting New York City nearly 2 years ago. Wow I can’t believe its taken me this long for the re-creation! My friend and I had lunch at Friedmans, a restaurant located in Chelsea Market. During most of my visits to NYC I typically make a visit to Chelsea Market for a sweet treat. In my post “Following My Sweet Cravings Through NYC” I share some of my favorite bakeries in Chelsea Market.
I typically don’t go the vegetarian route when dining out, but on this occasion I did. I ordered the Garden Veggie Sandwich which contained hummus, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, balsamic vinaigrette on a grilled sourdough bread. A delicious combination of ingredients and flavors.
Of course I made a few substitutions in my recipe! I tried to keep things simple with fewer ingredients and reduce the calories a bit. A whole grain wrap was used (instead of thick white bread) and the vinaigrette was eliminated as an added fat. I was initially concerned the sandwich would be too dry without the vinaigrette, but was pleasantly surprised by how well the combination of cucumbers, hummus, and avocado produced a nice moisture. In fact while I was eating the wrap some of the ingredients dripped on my hand.
Additionally I opted out of the sliced veggies and used spiralized cucumbers rather than sliced ones. A few devices are available to form “spiralized” or elongated vegetables formed into spiral pasta shapes. I currently use a vegetable slicer purchased from Amazon to make spiralized veggies, but plan to try out the Veggetti in the near future. For the carrots I used the match stick version, but a think carrot could also be spiralized. Even if you are not a vegetarian this simple wrap will not disappointment!
Your families Dietitian,
- Whole Wheat Wrap (or FlatOut Bread)
- 1/4 of cucumber, spiralized
- 1/2 cup carrots, spiralized or match-stick
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 3-4 tbsp hummus