Vegan Lunch Recipe: Salad Wraps with Beans and Greens

Salad Wraps with Beans and Greens

By Vicki Brett-Gach, a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach

Try this whole-grain veggie roll-up for lunch, full of plant-based nutrition, for a brand new perspective on your entire day. Serving up protein, fiber, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, as well as Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, a fresh salad wrap like this one may just keep you energized and focused all afternoon.

SALAD WRAPS WITH BEANS AND GREENS

1 large whole-grain tortilla
Hummus or Baba Ghannouj
2/3 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped (or other salad greens)
4 spears of asparagus, sautéed
1/2 cup Spiced Beans, Peppers, and Onions* (recipe below)

Instructions

Spread the tortilla with a layer of hummus. Cover most of the hummus with the spinach, from one end all the way across to the other. Add the asparagus down the center.

Spoon 1/2 cup of the Spiced Beans, Pepper, and Onions mixture over the top. Carefully roll the tortilla as tightly as you can.

To slice, cut the wrap into halves. Line up the two halves, and cut each one into halves again, and serve.

* Spiced Beans, Peppers, and Onions

1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning

Steam-sauté onion and green pepper in a hot pan until tender. Add beans and the seasoning, and continue to cook together until well combined, and heated through. Place a generous scoop or two (approximately 1/2 cup) in wrap above. Store remainder in the refrigerator.

Vicki Brett-Gach is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy, a Certified Personal Chef through Wellness Forum Health, and a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She coaches clients, teaches heart-healthy vegan cooking classes, and is featured in THE VEGAN FRIENDS COOKBOOK, a collaborative collection of recipes by vegan chefs around the world. Connect with her on Facebook and follow her Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog for new recipes as soon as they are published.

 

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