I have been wanting to make these for over a year now and the reason why I haven’t is because I have not been able to find vegan wonton wrappers. But, a couple of weeks ago, I found some at the local Asian market and it got me pretty excited! I thought about all of the things I could do with these wonton wrappers!…vegan cream cheese wontons, hummus filled wontons, wonton cups, baked wonton chips, etc.
One of the things I wanted to do was mold them into cups and fill it up with something delicious and spicy! For this appetizer/snack, I used a lot of ingredients that I used when I would make my vegan sushi.
I baked the wonton wrappers and filled it up with some tofu and veggies mixed with DYNAMITE SAUCE!
Note: “dynamite sauce” is a mixture of vegenaise and sriracha. I usually serve it up with vegan sushi.
This is a super easy and delicious snack/meal to serve at parties and potlucks. Such a wonderful finger food!
It took me 30 minutes from start to finish!
I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE hummus!!!! There are so many things you can add to hummus: avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapenos, roasted bell peppers, etc (add when blending in the food processor). You can use it as a sandwich filling, bagel/toast topper, wrap filling, and/or veggie/bread/chip dip! So many possibilities!
But, here is the basic hummus recipe that I always use.
1 can of black beans or garbanzo beans (drained) or 1.5 cups of cooked beans (I usually cook my own beans instead of buying the in cans)
2 tablespoons of cumin
1-2 cloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoons of lime juice
1-1.5 teaspoons of tahini
pinch of turmeric
4-6 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 tsp of distilled white vinegar for more tang (optional)
all natural vegan spinach wrap
carrot (shredded Note: I just put my carrots in the food processor…way easier than shredding them by hand)
Place all hummus ingredients in a food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Warm your tortilla/wrap ( I used my griddle).
Spread hummus over the tortilla.
Add spinach, sprouts, and carrots.
Slice it into bite sized pieces.
Serve and enjoy!
Note: I like to add turmeric to a lot of dishes because of its health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties, detoxifying properties, it helps slow down the progression of Alzheimers disease, helps with weight loss, and it is known to have anti cancerous properties. To learn more, click here, Health Diaries.
Okay, I love hummus. And, here is another way to eat it! This sandwich is so light and full of flavor.
Yummy avocado hummus sandwich
1.5 cups of cooked of garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon of cumin
1-2 cloves of garlic
Juice of one lemon
1-1.5 teaspoons of tahini
2 table spoons of olive oil
1/2 tsp distilled vinegar (optional)…for extra tang
salt to taste
a pinch of turmeric
Note: you may add a little bit of the liquid from the garbanzo beans if you want it a bit less chunky. I made it a bit chunky for this recipe because I was using it for a sandwich, not dip.
spinach or lettuce (I ran out of lettuce/spinach, but it was still delicious without it.)
*Sprouts carry protein, fiber, antioxidants, and lots of vitamins. It is considered a “super food” and a perfect anti-aging food.
Hummus is so quick and easy. It literally takes me less than five minutes to prepare. This is a great thing to have when you have friends over. You can serve it with veggies, bread, pita bread/crackers. You can’t go wrong with hummus. You can also mix it up a bit…you can try adding some roasted tomatoes, or an avocado, or jalapenos…
Did you know that the avocado is high in the good monounsaturated fats? Those fats are not inflammatory, which can help to reduce belly fat? It also has more potassium than bananas and loaded with magnesium, fiber, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and folate.
Tempeh: cook sliced tempeh in olive or coconut oil for a few minutes. Then, add teriyaki sauce with a little bit of rice vinegar (for tang). Serve in whole wheat or sprouted grain bread with veganaise, sprouts, spinach, tomato, and sliced cucumber.
Side of Veggies: Asparagus and squash is sauteed in tamari, onions, garlic and red wine. Raw hummus:
1 summer zucchini
1.5 teaspoons of lemon juice,
plus or minus 1 teaspoon of cumin (adjust to taste preference)
1/2 teaspoon tahini
1 small clove of garlic
paprika as topping (sprinkle).
Serve with whole grain, or sprouted grain pita bread.
15-18 grams of protein…for those of you concerned about protein.
A 140 lb person only needs around 40 grams per day. I am 109, so yes, I get enough protein.
And, for B12, I get my B 12 from SPIRULINA, NUTRITIONAL YEAST, and soy/hazelnut/almond/soy (NUT MILK).