Veggie Hummus Rolls
Sometimes it can be a challenge to get kids to eat their veggies and try new things. When I was a kid, if something looked cute or colorful, I was a lot more interested than if it looked just like a regular plain veggie. One fun way to get kids to enjoy veggies is by making them into little rolls that look like sushi. I have made some here with hummus, which is a good protein alternative to meat or a spread on these deconstructed “sandwiches”. They consist of a sprouted tortilla, hummus, and veggies, rolled up, then sliced like sushi to make them a lot more interesting to eat. After all, finger food is always more fun. They would be perfect for school lunches!
Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
To make the hummus, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, olive oil, sea salt, cayenne and about 3 Tbsp water in the food processor and process until well combined and smooth. If it is too thick to spread add a few Tbsp more water until it reaches the desired consistency.
To assemble wraps, lay out 2 of the tortillas, and spread about 1/4 cup of the hummus across the top of each (you will have extra hummus for another use). Top with some of the carrots, then some of the cucumbers, then the bell peppers in lines across the hummus (so that the veggies point to the sides to make rolling easy). Top with a little spinach, then roll up tight from the top down. Poke 6 toothpicks into each (with equal space between them) to hold the rolls, then use a knife to cut them into rounds so that you have 6. Place cut side up on a plate and serve!
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