Veggie Wrap with Chickpea Spread & Cucumber Salsa

Weekends are great for getting creative. With so many fresh and colorful ingredients, lunch can always be bright and healthy. This past weekend, I sought to try out a few healthy and tasty lunch options to add to my repertoire.

Chickpea Spread - Before and After

This wrap was packed full of protein, flavor, and a nice crunch. Throw on some chicken, fish, shrimp, or any other left overs you have in the fridge.

Cucumber Salsa 2

Adding habaneros or jalapeños to this cucumber salsa gives a little spice that compliments the cumin and red pepper flakes in the chickpea spread. If you are anything like me, you may also want to eat the chickpea spread by the spoonful – it’s addictive – or keep to dip carrots in.

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Ingredients:

Chickpea Spread

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and skin removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cucumber Salsa

  • 1/2 cup of cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 small plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon habanero, finely minced
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper

Wrap Filling

  • Avocado
  • Peppers, julienned
  • Carrots, julienned
  • Cucumbers, julienned
  • Purple cabbage, shredded

Veggie Wrap with Chickpea Spread and Cucumber Salsa

Instructions:

For chickpea spread:

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients except olive oil. Pulse until ingredients start to combine. Add olive oil a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired texture.

For cucumber salsa:

  • In a small bowl, mix ingredients together. Adjust seasonings as desired.

For veggie wrap:

  • Spread a tablespoon of chickpea spread on a tortilla (flour, spinach, etc.). Layer on avocado, purple cabbage, peppers, carrots, and cucumber.
  • Add cucumber salsa to the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

Roll the wrap and enjoy!

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