Thursday, 17 October 2013

CABBAGE WRAPS

This smashing lunch or snack idea is not only gluten-free and gentle on the waistline, it's also super quick and easy to assemble. You'll need a few pre-made essentials such as hummus and a cooked mixed veg filling (or you can stick to sliced raw vegetables - works and tastes just as good!) 

One or two of these is enough to make a filling lunch and a simple way to pack in more vegetables into your diet. I used the large outer leaves of the cabbage for this recipe but I'm sure big lettuce leaves will also give the same results.

Ingredients
(serves 2)
- 2-3 large cabbage leaves
- 2-4 tbsp hummus
- 1 cup cooked mixed vegetables (carrots, peppers, tomatoes etc...why not throw in some cooked beans or chickpeas for some extra protein)
- raw vegetables of your choice, cut into strips (I used yellow pepper and carrots)

To assemble your wrap, start by trimming down the tough vein that goes down the middle back of the leaf. This will make it easier to fold later.


Spread a tablespoon or two of hummus over one side of the leaf and stack on your cooked/raw vegetables. I used a combination of the two in order to create contrasting textures of soft and crunchy. I also used some cooked chickpeas to make it extra filling, but beans or rice would also work great in this. The more vegetables you can pack in there, the better!
Fold into a neat parcel and turn it over so the parcel holds its shape. Slice the wrap in half and enjoy!

                      


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