Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grilled Veggie Wrap with White Bean Hummus

Today after work I participated in a YMCA Fundraiser known as "Treadmill Tuesday." All of the local YMCAs asked their members to collect pledges for a commitment to spend 30 minutes on a treadmill. The proceeds went to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. This campaign focuses primarily on raising funds to help children, teens and families who are unable to afford a membership, so that they can participate in the many programs and events that the YMCA offers.

We bought YMCA memberships at the beginning of January because I really liked their gym. I had never set foot inside a YMCA before this year and I really didn't appreciate how active they are in the community. I was really proud to participate in this event!

I have to say that it feels really good to be part of something that
impacts the community in such a positive way!!

I think every member in our branch must have participated today because the gym was so hot and sweaty. By the time I finished my 30 minute run, the sweat was literally dripping down my face and I was hot to the point of feeling light-headed. I did a few light weights and then I decided to call it a night.

By the time I got home, the dogs were ready for their walk, so off we went. Derek had to leave for a meeting and I'm not able to walk the 2 rottis together, so I got double the walk tonight. By the time I finished and got home I was starving and I had no motivation to spend alot of time on something to eat.

So, I pulled out a bunch of veggies and some white bean hummus and got to work making a veggie wrap.

Grilled Veggie Wrap with White Bean Hummus
Inspired by an online recipe at Canadian Living. My recipe makes 2 large wraps. This is more of a meal idea than a recipe. You can tweak and change it anyway you like. There are not a lot of seasonings for these veggies, but I was pleasantly surprised at how flavourful and fresh the wrap was!

1 tsp olive oil
2 large whole wheat tortillas
half an orange pepper, thinly sliced
half a red onion, thinly sliced
half a zucchini, thinly sliced
3 small portobello mushroom caps, sliced
handful baby spinach
small head of brocolli, diced
fresh lemon wedge (1/8 of a lemon)
pinch of sea salt
pinch of garlic powder
4 tbsp white bean hummus (see recipe below)

Heat oil in frying pan. Add onion. As the onion cooks and starts to soften, add a pinch of salt. Cook 2 - 3 more minutes. Add the rest of the veggies. Add another pinch of salt, garlic powder and squeeze the lemon wedge onto the veggies. Stirfry for 4 - 5 minutes or until they are softened.

The fresh hint of lemon went perfectly with this wrap combo!

To assemble your wrap, lay your tortilla out on a flat surface. Smother it in white bean hummus (or your favourite hummus will do). Add veggies and a handful of spinach. Wrap and enjoy.

When I looked at this picture, my jaw hit the floor! I swear I only put 2 - 3 tbsp of hummus on this wrap! It looks like an entire cupful is spread on there!

Is your mouth watering yet??

I added spinach to up the "green factor" in this quick and easy dinner!

White Bean Hummus
19 oz can of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1.5 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp tahini (optional)

Add all of ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Adjust seasonings to your tastes.

This is a fantastic and easy hummus recipe! It was a nice change from the usual chickpea recipe. I love tahini in my hummus, but it would still turn out great if you leave it out.

Well, I think I had better hit the sack. Tomorrow night we are heading out to a concert, so I suspect it will be a late night. I love nights out on the town, but it just kills me on a worknight :-)

Do you have a fave type of hummus? Send me a link to your fave recipe.

Enjoy the rest of your evening,



  1. Yum! I love white bean hummus -- and all sorts of hummus! I recently made one with black lentils -- http://spicedplate.blogspot.com/2011/03/spicing-it-up-with-new-food-black.html

    and have made one with red lentils too. I love adding lots of spices and sometimes use flax oil too. It's usually gone pretty quickly!

  2. I've never had white bean hummus! I will have to try this recipe though bc I LOVE white beans!! They are So so good on salads! yum!

  3. I really like white bean and chickpea hummus! I did a black bean one once as well, but I didn't love it. I'll definitely be trying the lentil recipe!

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