Veggie Wrap with Cauliflower Hummus starts with roasted cauliflower, spices, peppers, onions, and cucumbers rolled in a green leaf for a low-cal, low-carb nutritious and tasty lunch. Easy and delicious!
As a teacher, I’m lucky to have 20 minutes (25 at most if I’m feeling really lucky) to scarf down a lunch before it’s time to pick up my students from lunch and start the second half of my day. It’s hard to always have time to eat a nutritious meal, let alone one that needs to be cooked in the microwave. It’s possible, but hard. This is where the delicious idea of wraps comes in. This Veggie Wrap with Cauliflower Hummus gives me plenty of nutrition and energy to finish my day without consuming my time. Add a side of fruit, a side of trail mix, and you have a perfect and well-rounded lunchtime delight.
If you love hummus and vegetables, then this is the recipe for you.
I started off by cutting my cauliflower into florets. This is easily done by cutting the cauliflower in quarters, then cutting the stem away from each quarter. The cauliflower should break into florets. I added my cauliflower to a bowl with my oil and seasons, tossing well to get a good coating of seasoning. I use my hands to make sure everything is nicely coated. Now it’s time to pop it into the oven to roast.
The steamy goodness of roasted cauliflower hummus, the smoky flavor of the cumin, and the bite of garlic with just enough spice from the paprika are what make this recipe so great. Once the cauliflower is roasted and cooled, I blend it together with my leftover ingredients and water. What a beautiful and tasty hummus it makes! While the cauliflower cools, I cut my vegetables to go inside my wrap. I like to add cheese to my wrap, but that’s totally optional. Once those peppers, onions, and cucumber are added to the green leaf with the hummus….Yum! It’s perfection all rolled up!
Veggie Wrap with Cauliflower Hummus is one of my favorite salad-type hummus-dip-kinda meals that is nutritious, delicious, without the fuss and without the guilt. If you try this recipe, come back here, leave a comment, and let me know what you think. Eat healthy and hearty, my friends, and that’s a wrap!
Veggie Wrap with Cauliflower Hummus
Yield 2 cups
Veggie Wrap with Cauliflower Hummus starts with roasted cauliflower, spices, peppers, onions, and cucumbers rolled in a green leaf for a low-cal, low-carb nutritious and tasty lunch.
- 1 head cauliflower (1 to 1 1/2 lbs.), trimmed and cut into florets
- 4 1/2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons tahini
- 1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves separated
- 2 bell peppers (red, yellow, green, or combination), cut into strips
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber, cut into strips
- Cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450°. Put cauliflower florets in a large bowl and add 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the cumin. Toss to coat thoroughly.
- Spread florets evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast, stirring once, until florets are cooked through and a little crispy, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
- Put 1/2 cup water in a blender with roasted cauliflower and garlic, lemon juice, remaining 3 Tablespoons oil, the tahini, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Blend, adding more water if needed (up to 1/4 cup) and scraping sides often, until you have a creamy purée, about 4 minutes. Taste and add more salt or lemon juice if you like.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of smoked paprika.
- Spread hummus onto a green lettuce leaf and top with peppers, onions, and cucumber. Roll the leaf into a long roll and secure roll with toothpick. Slice in half and serve.
- Leftover hummus can be used as a dip for up to 3 days, chilled airtight.
Optional: Add a little heat to the hummus with 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes.
Serving Size 10 Veggie Wraps
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Sodium 483 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 3.3 g
Protein 2.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.