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February 7, 2017

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Hummus and Sun-Dried Tomato Wrap

Hummus and Sun-Dried Tomato Wrap

With no cooking and minimal preparation, you have a delicious meal in minutes! Be sure to use sun-dried tomatoes that are not packed with oil.

Makes 1 wrap


1/4 cup hummus
1 whole-wheat tortilla
6 to 8 sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup sprouts
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Hot sauce to taste (optional)
1/4 cup shredded zucchini or carrot (optional) 


Spread the hummus over half of the tortilla. About 2 inches in from one of the edges, make a line of sun-dried tomatoes, repeating with the sprouts, and topping with the black pepper. Roll the tortilla to make your wrap.

Options: Pour hot sauce over the sprouts. Then shred some zucchini and carrot with the large slats of a grater and place them between the sun-dried tomato and sprout layers for a great texture.

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience.

Per serving: Calories: 424; Protein: 18 g; Carbohydrate: 84 g; Sugar: 8 g; Total Fat: 3 g; Calories from Fat: 6%; Fiber: 13 g; Sodium: 613 mg

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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