I was asked to do a food segment on a new show at the campus television station, UCTV. The show, called “Wake Up UConn”, featured my first recipe last week: a hummus and veggie wrap. I will be doing weekly recipes for the show, so here is the first one…

Wake Up UConn – 1st episode. If you click on this picture, the show will open and you can watch my cooking segment, which is from 5:25 to 10:50 in the newscast.

Serves: 1

Time: 10 minutes

What you will need:
-cherry tomatoes
-alfafa sprouts
-romaine lettuce
-whole wheat tortilla wrap

Tip: Make a hummus square so you never overstuff your wrap!

First you should choose choose whether you want to have a warm wrap or a cold wrap…

If you want a warm wrap, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply place your tortilla wrap in aluminum foil in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. If doing this, that time that it takes for your tortilla wrap to warm is just the right amount of time to do your prep work so you’re completely ready to make your wrap when its warm, right out of the oven. If you prefer it cold, simply take the tortilla wrap out of the fridge and you’re ready to start.

You have to do some prep work washing and cutting all of our vegetables for this wrap. Just also want to point out here that I did not add in any measurements like I usually do.

Veggies on the hummus square

This is because you can put as much or as little as you want in a wrap. I just chopped up vegetables and threw them in the wrap. If you chop too many you can always use them for another wrap or in a salad later.

Now a trick for making this wrap and really all wraps…do you have the problem of overstuffing your wraps? I always do. I came up with a little trick to help. You make a little square and put the hummus there on the wrap which allows you space for your vegetables. If you only put your vegetables on that little patch of hummus, it is easy to wrap and not overstuffed.

I also want to point out that this is simply a wrap so you can change the vegetables around to use peppers and onions instead. You could get rid of the hummus and use olive tapenade. You could use a pita wrap and stuff the vegetables in that instead of using a tortilla wrap. This wrap really lets you have fun being creative and lets you play with the food. So have fun with this and enjoy!

Hummus and Veggie Wrap