This rainbow hummus wrap is super healthy and so easy to make! I've been working on including more raw veggies in my meals lately and this has been one of my favorite ways to get them in.
You could definitely make this with a store bought hummus to save time, but they tend to contain a lot of oil so I like to make my own. I personally try to avoid oil in my own at home cooking because it makes my skin noticeably more oily and prone to breakouts. It also can cause an inflammatory response in the body and even lower blood oxygen levels. Plus, it's just not necessary in hummus. This homemade hummus is creamy and delicious enough on it's own.
I had the idea to try and make a lightly spicy almost cheese-like pimento hummus. I usually make hummus with roasted red pepper, but this didn't seem too far off, and it turned out to be a wonderful (and slightly faster) alternative to roasting red peppers.
Pimentos are those little red things they stuff into green olives. As a kid I used to love green olives, but I hated pimentos so I would always pick them out, but as an adult I can fully appreciate the tangy taste they add to spreads and sauces. You can find pimentos at almost any grocery store in little glass jars near where the jarred olives and peppers are.
I was inspired by this recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, which I've played around with and adjusted to my own tastes overtime. I used a bit more garlic and roasted it first, and also upped the amount of lemon juice for a good tangy kick. I've been substituting the silken tofu for unsweetened cashew yogurt as well, but I've found that this ingredient isn't totally necessary so no worries if you decide to leave it out.
The veggies add such a good crunch and beautiful color spectrum to the wrap. It's so important to eat colorful foods as the colors we eat are indicative of the variety of important nutrients they contain. I used to never eat colorful food growing up. I was a vegetarian for 16 years and in that time, I ate basically only white food; cheesy pasta, bagels and cream cheese, buttery mashed potatoes, and okay- sometimes broccoli... that you couldn't even see underneath a pile of cheese sauce. So this pairing of a cheesy tasting hummus with fresh veggies is the perfect way to enjoy a savory cheese-like flavor and still get in loads of nutritious vegetables.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! If you do, leave a comment down below and let me know how it turned out.