I have to say that I’m fortunate to have a cafeteria available to me at work. It really is convenient when I don’t have any leftovers to bring in for lunch. However, the meatless options in the cafeteria aren’t stellar. I often default to the veggie wrap but it seems like half of the filling options typically aren’t available for one reason or another. This can result in a lettuce and tomato wrap with a little bit of hummus and/or cheese. Not filling. Not flavorful.
With just a little bit of meal prep at the beginning of the week, I’m sure I can provide myself with a better wrap for lunch. My plan is to chop and slice all of the vegetables then place them into individual bags that I can quickly grab out of the fridge as I head out the door for work. By assembling the wraps at work, the wrap/tortilla won’t get soggy. This homemade jalapeño hummus provides so much flavor and can easily be used for dipping veggies, crackers, etc. as a side dish or snack.
- If you want to add more spice to your hummus, add more jalapeño. If you prefer a milder level of heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeño before chopping and adding it to the hummus.
- To avoid getting the jalapeño oils on your hands (and potentially in your eyes if you rub them) wear plastic gloves while chopping it.
Veggie Wrap with Homemade Jalapeño Hummus
For the jalapeño hummus:
15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 Tablespoons tahini
1/3 cup Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh jalapeño, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides of the processor part way through in order to fully incorporate the ingredients.
For the wrap:
1 wrap or large tortilla
¼ cup jalapeño hummus
Handful of kale
Handful of red cabbage, chopped
4 slices cucumber
4 rings of sliced red onion
3 slices tomato
Handful of zucchini noodles
3 slices bell pepper
Spread hummus on 1/3 – 1/2 of the wrap. On top of the hummus, layer the kale, cabbage, cucumber, onion, tomato, zucchini noodles and bell pepper. Fold the wrap around the vegetables and enjoy.