Wednesday, April 22, 2009

spicy hummus sprout wrap

today is earth day! a veggie diet is one of the top ways to green up your life and reduce your carbon footprint. one person can make a difference! on, you can read:

+10 people could be fed with the grain used to feed 1 cow
+for every pound of beef you do not eat, you save 2,500-5,000 gallons of water
+over 280 gallons of oil are used to feed a cow before slaughter
+animal agriculture is the number one cause of methane and nitrous gas emissions

white bean hummus:
  • 1 15oz. can white beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • sriracha (optional)
  • 2 whole wheat wraps
  • 2 cups sprouts
  • 5 baby spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • 5-6 roasted red pepper slices
to make the spicy hummus, put all the hummus ingredients in food processor or magic bullet and blend away. i prefer to add the sriracha last, adding until it meets my spice preference.

spread the hummus on wrap. this hummus recipe makes enough for about 4 wraps, so you can keep the extra refrigerated for a few days. you can buy sprouts, or make your own just as easily - read here for miss v's easy sprouting instructions. place sprouts (here with garbanzo, black-eyed peas and green lentils), avocado slices, spinach and roasted red pepper slices on each wrap. roll up and devour with an earth-friendly conscious. :)


Lauren said...

YUMMM!! I love hummus!! That wrap sounds so tasty!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love the magic bullet!

Anonymous said...

I love your wrappy goodness! Happy Earth day!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Veggie wraps are the best!

A_and_N said...

thats a great looking wrap! I knew that cows are fed like crazy before being slaughtered but I didnt know that "over 280 gallons of oil are used to feed a cow before slaughter"

just curious, how so?

jessy said...

those were some of the reasons i decided to become vegan - i wanted to help reduce my impact on the earth (and also for social & animal rights)!

your sprout filled hummus wrap looks deeeelicious! i see those sprouted chickpeas in there. mmmmmmmm!

veggievixen said...

oh sprouts, my loves...

DJ Karma said...

Excellent for Earth Day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Miss V! My mum sent me an email and she just loves the book you sent her! You're more than adorable!!!

AnuSriram said...

That looks fabulous! Makes a wonderful lunch! Happy Earth day!

Mamafish said...

Thank you for the book. A lot of my favorite things are in there...the smell of a new baby..which we got to enjoy thanks to our daughter, Laurie, giving us Payten Amaya, last Oct. Then there are bubble baths, candlelight, and thunderstorms.. It was so kind of you to remember me. Love, Mamafish

JennShaggy said...

Thanks! That's actually where I got the idea. It was sweltering in LA last week, and I wanted a sauce that would do well at room temperature.

Let me know if you make dressing adapted from it. It would be delicious :)

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