A Veggie Sandwich to Make Hardcore Carnivores Convert
February 23, 2011
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When I first became a vegetarian (way back before it was cool), I had a really hard time finding animal-friendly lunches (especially sandwiches). Dinner was easy because I could cook anything I wanted. But, lunch…lunch had to packable and, preferably, not something that needed to be served hot. (I was never the kind of person who could eat lukewarm spaghetti).
Everything changed the day I discovered hummus. It was exactly what I had asked for and more. Not only was it low calorie enough that I didn’t have to measure every teaspoon as with peanut butter, but it tasted good with everything. And I do mean everything (including things like cheese, that peanut butter couldn’t even touch).
I know I’ve written extensively about my love for hummus, but I simply cannot help doing it again. Yes, peanut butter was my first great love, but I have long since divorced it’s nutty goodness in favor of hummus’ tangy charm that pairs nicely with sweets and sours and savories all at once.
I feel I should stop now and just get on with the recipe. For fear I may remove the hummus from its resting place in my fridge and, lick by lick, devour the whole container.
You can even toast the wrap and do it as a pizza!
Broccoli, Hummus and Cheddar Cheese–in a Wrap
- Tortilla, wrap, bread, etc of choice
- Hummus (try my homemade recipe here)
- Chopped broccoli, steamed, baked or stir-fried
- Fat-free (or regular) cheddar cheese, shredded
→Lay the wrap on a flat surface.
Spread hummus on top.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.
Dump the broccoli on. I like lots of broccoli so my sandwich is always overflowing.
See how I tried to make that seem as hard as a real recipe?