Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps

Today I had this insane craving for cold and crunchy vegetables all wrapped up inside a fluffy pita, so I threw together these super simple Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps, using homemade hummus and some of the leftover feta from my Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo. Since I’m always getting requests for “cold lunch” ideas, I thought I’d document the building of these yummy little wraps and just make it into a blog post. They’re a little on the expensive side for a Budget Bytes meal, but still a heck of a lot cheaper than going to a sandwich shop. Ammiright?

So, here’s what I had for lunch today…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps

These quick and flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps are a great no-cook, no-reheat lunch idea. Fresh and light for summer. 

Total Cost $11.69 recipe / $1.94 serving
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

HUMMUS

  • 15 oz can chickpeas $1.59
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice $0.18
  • 1/4 cup tahini $0.81
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 1/4 tsp cumin $0.03
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.03
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
  • 1/4 cup water $0.00

WRAP

  • 1/2 12 oz jar roasted red peppers $1.25
  • 1 cucumber $0.79
  • 3 oz feta $1.68
  • 6 pitas $2.49
  • 6 cups baby spinach or baby greens $2.50

Instructions

  1. To make the hummus, drain the chickpeas and add them to a food processor along with the lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly, then slowly add up to 1/4 cup water until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  2. Remove the red peppers from the jar and slice them thinly. Cut the feta into 1/2 oz. cubes. Thinly slice the cucumbers.
  3. Spread about 1/4 cup hummus inside or over the surface of a pita. Add a few roasted red pepper strips, one of the feta cubes (crumbled), some sliced cucumber, and a cup or so of baby spinach. Fold up the sides of the pita and eat!

 

Step by Step Photos

Hummus Ingredients

To make the hummus, drain one 15oz. can of chickpeas. Add them to a food processor along with 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. (You can use a clove of fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder, but sometimes I like powder instead because it’s easier on my stomach.)

Finished Hummus

Pulse the ingredients in the food processor, then slowly add 1/4 cup water until the hummus is smooth and a little fluffy. Taste and adjust any ingredients as you see fit.

Roasted Red Peppers Jar

I bought one 12oz. jar of roasted red peppers, but they’re really packed in there, so I ended up only using half (plus that helps control the costs). I’ll be using the rest in a recipe tomorrow, but the are freezable as well.

Sliced Red Peppers

Slice the red peppers into thin strips. Also thinly slice the cucumber.

Feta Cubes

Measuring your feta is also very important to keeping the cost of this recipe down. I used 1/2 oz. for each wrap. To make sure I stuck to that, I took this 8oz. block of feta, cut it into four pieces (2 oz. each), then cut each of those into four more equal parts, to yield 1/2 oz. cubes. Then, I simply crumble one cube at a time into each wrap.

Wrap Ingredients

So now I have my wrap ingredients, each in their own container for storage in the refrigerator: hummus, sliced cucumbers, feta cubes, and sliced roasted red peppers.

Baby Greens

Oh! And my baby greens. I got this huge bag for $4.99. …Even though the shelf sign said $3.89 >:(  Oh well, the rest won’t go to waste. I’ll be using some in a recipe tomorrow and can always freeze the rest in smoothie packs.

Spread Hummus

Despite these pitas having pockets, I decided I wanted to use them like a flat bread and just roll the ingredients up in a whole pita. So, first spread about 1/4 cup hummus down the center (or in the pocket).

Layer Red Peppers and Feta

Add a couple of the red pepper strips and crumble one cube of feta on top (Yes, that’s just one cube!).

Cucumbers

Add some cucumbers. I decided to break mine in half because sometimes items like this can poke through the side and tear the bread.

Top with Baby Greens

Add a handful of baby greens and…

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Fold it up and eat!

Wrap Ingredients

I have all the ingredients ready and waiting for me to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps the rest of the week. All of these ingredients should last a good 4-5 days, so I’m all set for lunches for the rest of the week!