The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog


Posted on July 30, 2015 by The VRG Blog Editor

By Lily Donofrio

Humans have a natural tendency to innovate. We are always looking for ways to speed up our daily tasks and make our lives easier. Many people fall victim to skipping breakfast or lunch due to lack of time. Wraps are easy to prepare and great for on the go munching. They are delicious and packed with nutrition and are easy to customize as preferred.

Spicy Hummus Wraps
Whole wheat tortilla
Lentil hummus (recipe below)
Roasted peppers
Sriracha sauce
Spicy Veganaise (recipe below)

Lentil Hummus:
1 cup slightly overcooked cooked lentils (easier to blend)
2 Tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup olive oil

Blend ingredients together until smooth.

Spicy Veganaise:
1/2 cup Vegenaise(vegan mayonnaise)
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1 teaspoon lime juice (optional)
Mix ingredients together well.
Spread Lentil Hummus and Spicy Veganaise onto a tortilla, layer with spinach, peppers, and then drizzle with Sriracha sauce. Fold into wrap formation.

Avocado Chicky Salad Wraps
20 large, rinsed lettuce leaves
2 mashed avocados
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup chopped spinach
Juice of one lime
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ red onion, chopped
Salt to taste

Combine and mix mashed avocado, cooked chickpeas, lime juice, red onion, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, salt, and chopped spinach. Dollop mixture generously into lettuce leaves and fold avocado salad laden leaves into a wrap formation.

Green Machine Wrap
3 Tablespoons guacamole
½ cup spinach
¼ cup sprouts
2 Tablespoons edamame
Spinach tortilla
Layer ingredients on the tortilla as preferred.

Asian Lettuce Wrap
Large piece of lettuce
1 cup crumbled tofu
¼ cup chopped red pepper
⅓ cup shredded carrots
2 teaspoons diced garlic
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 to 2 teaspoons ginger powder
⅓ cup crushed walnuts
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
⅛ cup sesame oil

Combine everything except for the lettuce leaves and saute on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the tofu from sticking. Serve warm in cold, fresh lettuce leaves.

Veggie Wrap
Shredded carrots
¼ avocado
3 Tablespoons cooked quinoa
Spinach or shredded kale
Whole grain tortilla

Layer your wrap with however much of each ingredient you prefer, starting with the tortilla as a base, then the hummus.

Lily is a long-distance Vegetarian Resource Group intern. She lives in Florida.

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