The Raw Cooked Vegan

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hummus "Sushi" Rolls



What to do with hummus? You can make a "sushi" roll and stuff it with anything you may have on hand, carrots, celery, sweet peppers, greens, tomatoes, jalapeno, etc. Cut veggies into julienned strips or long matchstick-like pieces (except for the greens). I usually keep it around 3 or 4 items so it doesn't get too difficult to roll.

You may have your own hummus recipe or you can look up my recipe by going to the right-hand column under "Labels" and clicking hummus, Then scroll to Hummus Perfection. Then again, if you want to, you can buy it pre-made. I find the best pre-made hummus is usually found at a health food store. The stuff you get at the big grocery chains usually has preservatives in it and it really pales in comparison to home-made.

My roll consisted of one spelt tortilla, hummus, pan-roasted baby sweet peppers and arugula. I started with warming the tortilla in a skillet so it was nice and pliable. Then spread the hummus (about 1/4 inch thick) on 2/3 of the tortilla, leaving one-third of an end bare. Line up your veggies in the middle, end-to-end and roll toward the bare end. Cut into pieces.

If you have a difficult time rolling, and you are a perfectionist, take a look at a you-tube video on sushi rolling, it's basically the same concept. They vary slightly, but it just takes a little practice. Mine were unrolling a little after I cut them, so I smeared a little more hummus on the ends to make it stick. No big deal.

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