Monday, February 23, 2009

Meatless Mondays – Mediterranean Hummus Wrap

After spending last week in the midwest for business, it is nice to be back in Arizona, where today it is in the 80’s.  (Does anyone else think of Wham and Boy George when you hear the word “eighties?”)  :)  It also feels nice to be back in the kitchen. 

Today’s take on Meatless Mondays is a simple lunchtime wrap using Mediterranean inspired ingredients. 

First, layout your favorite large tortilla or pita for the “wrap.”  Spread half of it with your favorite homemade or store bought hummus.  Today I used my delicious homemade hummus that was made for snacking over the weekend. 


(Sprinkled with some red bell peppers)

Next, I layered some grilled eggplant, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.


All that was left to do is add the spinach and then roll up.


Mmm…the perfect combination of savory, salty and a hint of sweet from the red bell pepper.  And for a bonus, I got in a few “super foods” with the beans (hummus,) red bell pepper, spinach and healthy fats. 

A wrap is terribly easy to throw together in the morning for a packed lunch.  Instead of my Mediterranean theme, use hummus as your base, and pile on cucumber, sprouts, pepper jack cheese, and tomatoes for a great all veggie filling.  The possibilities are endless for a quick and healthy lunch.  I promise that it will take away the doll drums of the “cold sandwich” lunch. 

I’ll leave you with a photo of Chase.  He was sleeping while I was making lunch, but apparently ready for any opportunity to play!



Sharon said...

Great photos! I love hummus on just about anything. I've yet to cook an eggplant, so perhaps it's time for me to start trying, huh?

Anonymous said...

I just heard boy George while in the grocery he in jail yet? What a nut. Both of those guys have their share of controversies.

But the food looks fabulous!

Kelly said...

Your wrap looks delicious. I'd love to have some of that warm weather come our way. I've been trying to shake off a cold to no avail and bet that your 80 degree weather would do me wonders!

healthy ashley said...

What a wrap! I always need ideas on good wraps/sandwiches (because I have none of my own!) and this I'll definitely make!