Looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite Mediterranean foods? Then you are at the right place! If you love Greek salad and can’t imagine your life without hummus, this recipe will soon become your favorite.
HUMMUS & GREEK SALAD WRAP
1 Flour Tortilla
Hummus – 3 oz
Cucumbers, chopped – 1 oz
Tomatoes chopped – 1 oz
Red Onion, chopped – 1 oz
Kalamata olives, sliced – 1 oz
Green peppers, chopped – 1 oz
Romaine lettuce – 1.5 oz
Feta cheese crumbles – 1 oz
Greek Vinaigrette – ½ oz
How to Make It:
Start by preparing the Greek salad ingredients (cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, green peppers, romaine lettuce). Warning: these wraps are delicious, so expect to devour more than one. Multiplying the ingredients by the number of wraps you and your guests or family are planning to consume will leave you with a hefty bowl of Greek salad. If you don’t end up using it all for this recipe, you can always enjoy it on its own later – nothing goes to waste!
Once you have all the vegetables chopped up, add Feta cheese crumbs and toss the mix with your favorite Greek Vinaigrette. If you are feeling adventurous, feel free to make your own vinaigrette dressing with red wine vinegar, olive oil and a unique mix of spices.
With the Greek Salad at hand, warm tortilla on a panini grill if you have one or use one of these methods. Spread warm tortilla with hummus. Lay the Greek salad on top and wrap. Voila! You just made a healthy snack, appetizer or a main course – depending on how hungry you are. To dress this recipe up for parties and family dinners, serve Hummus & Greek Salad Wraps with lavash chips and fruit. Experiment with different flavors of hummus to add variety to your wraps.
Hummus & Greek Salad Wraps also make yummy and healthy home-made lunch. Just pre-make the Greek salad mix the night before, add the dressing in the morning and don’t forget to grab tortillas. As long as you have a microwave at work, you can enjoy a warm meal on your lunch break without wasting time in traffic while you are driving to your favorite lunch spot.
What to love about this recipe
It’s a healthy one
Kalamata olives are a great source of anti-oxidants and mono-saturated fats that help lower cholesterol. Olives in general are considered “super foods” and have long been a part of the Mediterranean diet. Eating several olives a day might not go along with your personal tastes and preferences, but including them in your meals on occasion is quite possible – and this recipe will help you with it.
As you might know, hummus is good in moderation due to its relatively high fat content. And even though it’s a good, unsaturated type of fat, it still adds calories to your meal. The Hummus & Greek Salad Wrap is just one of the ways of including hummus in your diet without making it a main course. Enjoy the taste, flavor, all the proteins, fiber and minerals of hummus in a healthy way.
It’s fast and easy to make
As long as you know how to cut, slice and chop, this recipe shouldn’t take you longer than 10 – 15 minutes.
Have any questions about this recipe or would like to share your cooking experience? Feel free to leave a comment!
This Greek Salad & Hummus Wrap recipe was brought to you by Cafesano, Italian & Mediterranean restaurant in Reston, VA, specializing in healthy lunch and dinner meals, as well as catering for events in Northern Virginia.