- 4 large 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas (can use gluten-free if desired)
- 1/2 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)
- Large handful baby spinach
- 1/2 large avocado thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded beets
- 1 cup shredded carrot (about 1 large carrot)
- 8 falafels crumbled
- 8 toothpicks
- Spread the hummus evenly across each of the four tortillas, leaving about an inch around the edge.
- Starting from the left side of each tortilla, add a strip of baby spinach, sliced avocado, shredded beets, shredded carrot and two crumbled falafels.
- Roll the wrap tightly, tucking in the ingredients as you go to ensure that all of the ingredients stay in the tortilla.
- Secure with toothpicks and slice wrap in half. Serve and enjoy!
- For a really quick and easy meal, I recommend making up a bunch of the falafels in advance so that you can enjoy this tasty and nutrient packed wrap for lunch or dinner all throughout the week! You can use your favourite falafel recipe, the falafel recipe provided or store-bought falafels to make these wraps.
- Similarly you can make up a batch of hummus in advance, or purchase it pre-made.
- Be sure to spread the hummus evenly over each wrap as it helps to act like a glue for all of the fillings
- Be sure to tightly roll up the wrap and secure it with two toothpicks to prevent the contents from falling out. This could potentially be a very messy wrap, so you’ll need those toothpicks to help keep it intact.
- Use 100% whole-grain tortillas for a higher fibre option. You can also sub in a gluten-free tortilla if desired.
- Be sure to roll up the wraps tightly starting from the side with the crumbled falafels to ensure that the falafels stay in the centre of the wrap and don’t come out the other end.
- To help keep the wraps together, you can place two toothpicks through the tortilla and fillings when cutting in half.
- When rolling up the wraps, tuck the tortilla in on each side to prevent the fillings from falling out.
- These wraps can be made in advance, however, they taste best when freshly made since the tortilla may start to go soggy if sitting for an extended period of time (i.e. more than a day).
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