Fresh Veggies in a Blanket are filled with hummus, carrots, spinach or lettuce, and colorful peppers wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla. Don’t forget the salsa!
Is this recipe the secret?
Wayne, a church friend of mine, is one of those guys who looks like he drinks daily from the fountain of youth. Likewise for his wife.
So when he sent me a “healthy” recipe recently, I was anxious to try it. He says they were a hit at a recent Superbowl party. In fact, he claims that even the kids loved them.
When googling this title, I found many variations but none look as interesting or
Your imagination is the only limit to the variations possible with this recipe. Wayne says he likes to add sliced olives and cucumber strips. I’m thinking avocado would be good. Please share if you come up with something fabulous.
How to assemble “Fresh Veggies in a Blanket”
- 1 cup low-fat hummus or bean spread (I used black olive hummus)
- 8 whole wheat tortillas (My favorite are La Tortilla Factory Original Whole Wheat--the small size with 50 calories a piece and 7 g of fiber)
- 4 carrots, grated
- 8 lettuce leaves or 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1 red or orange bell pepper-cut into strips
- Mild Salsa
- Spread hummus thinly on the tortilla.
- Layer spinach or lettuce, then carrots, followed by salsa. Place a strip or two of bell pepper across the tortilla. Cover with desired amount of salsa.
- Roll up each tortilla and slice into 5 even pieces. Secure with toothpicks if necessary. Or leave them unsliced and wrap in paper or plastic wrap for a portable meal. Either serve immediately or wrap tightly and refrigerate.
100 to 125 calories each depending on the tortilla and hummus or bean dip you use.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 125
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