Wayne’s Fresh Veggies in a Blanket

veggie wrap post

Wayne, a church friend of mine, is one of those guys who looks like he drinks daily from the fountain of youth.  Same 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. Claims even the kids loved them.

I googled the title and found many variations but none looked as interesting as his version.  I’m not normally much for cold sandwiches or wraps but this one is quite satisfying and tasty. Try it for lunch or slice it and take to a party.

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I can imagine all sorts of variations. Wayne says he likes to add sliced olives and cucumber strips. I think sprouts of any kind would be good or maybe some avocado. Please share if you come up with something fabulous.

story board veggie wrap

How to layer

 

 

Wayne's Fresh Veggies in a Blanket
 
Fresh veggies wrapped in whole wheat tortilla
Author:
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Spread hummus thinly on the tortilla.
  2. Layer spinach or lettuce, then carrots, followed by salsa. Place a strip or two of bell pepper across the tortilla.
  3. 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.
Notes
100 to 125 calories each depending on the tortilla and hummus or bean dip you use.

 

If you enjoy veggies, you might like these recipes also:

Grilled Veggies

Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes

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Mimi March 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Your veggie wraps look fresh and tasty.
btw Did you know that your TWD don’t show up in my google reader since you moved them to your sidebar?
Mimi

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mike March 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Ick. Where’s the chocolate and heavy cream? :) What a great friend… this not only looks delicious, but “easy” delicious! Course, the photography helps (nicely done)! Hey – I didn’t see an RSS feed either (for TWD)???

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Jessica {The Novice Chef} March 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

This looks fabulous! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!

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Nancy March 18, 2010 at 7:16 am

Looks like a great lunch…I’ll be over! Oh, how I wish!!! :)

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Wayne Bryant March 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

Paula, thanks for the post. The pictures are phenomenal! I love your website. I think it’s time to have a veggie roll for breakfast.

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Debbie March 18, 2010 at 7:46 am

This looks yummy and sliced or mashed avacado would be SO yummy. I think I’d be tempted to add a little deli turkey though. I enjoy your website!

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Heather May 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

I was curious – how long would something like this stay good in the refridgerator?

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Paula May 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

Hi Heather,
I have not tried to store these. We just make and eat. My best guess is about one day–before the tortillas get a little soggy and/or dry out on the edges.

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Cindy June 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Had one for lunch today….hummus, sliced grape tomatoes and chopped romaine in a whole wheat tortilla…..yum yum yum.

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Paula June 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Glad you liked it Cindy.

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