My life is a constant battle of trying to trick my brain and disguise raw vegetables as something I actually want to eat. When I look at a salad I see a big bowl of disappointment. Unless the word “pasta” comes first, or it’s a wedge salad smothered in blue cheese, I’m not interested. I’m not about that life.
Buuuut, salads are so low calorie and healthy for you (okay, except for the wedge…) so I like to find ways to make salad-esque style dishes so that I can load up on veggies without sending myself into a downward spiral of salad sadness.
ZUCCHINI HUMMUS VEGGIE ROLLS
30 calories per roll
1 SP per roll
Did you know that companies other than Sabra make hummus, too? Did you know you can make it yourself? I didn’t know either of these things, because there is no. reason. to ever eat. any hummus. OTHER THAN SABRA. It’s sooo goooood.
I have tried almost every Sabra flavor of hummus (other than supremely spicy, because, well..it’s called supremely spicy..and that terrifies me) but roasted red pepper is definitely the crème de la crème of the team.
I could live off this stuff. The only problem is that my favorite way to eat it is dipping Toasteds Buttercrisp crackers into it. Since crackers are pretty much like eating little discs full of calories, carbs and salt, obviously this isn’t the healthiest of snacks.
So I wanted to find a better way to enjoy this love-uh-ly chickpea concoction, and it doesn’t get much healthier than pairing it with veggies!
To make the zucchini ribbons, start by cutting off the little nubbin at the end of the zucchini. Use a vegetable slicer to create thin slices. Note: Make sure you completely wig out halfway through because you can’t get all of them to come off in nice, complete pieces. Then realize how much you overreacted because when you begin to make these you’ll realize it doesn’t matter if they’re not complete pieces because you’re going to roll it up anyway… 🙂
Line each ribbon with a thin layer of hummus. Then at one end add a thin slice of radish, a small piece of romaine lettuce, and one sliver each of cucumber (seeds removed), carrot, and red pepper.
Roll up tightly around the veggies and continue to roll until you have a cute little veggie bouquet. Enjoy!
Update: Oh hey guys, me again! Just as a side note, these little rolls did not hold up very well over the week. Because of the water content of the zucchini and the mixture with the hummus they got pretty ermm, slimy. I still ate them, they were still yummy, but just a heads up! You may want to save these as a party appetizer to be eaten the day of! 🙂Print
Tasty little bouquets full of healthy veggies and delicious Sabra roasted red pepper hummus. Only 30 calories per roll! (1 SP)
- 1 large zucchini
- 3 radishes
- 3 small carrots
- 1 red pepper
- 1/2 cucumber, seeds removed
- 1 leaf romaine lettuce
- 10 Tbsp hummus (I used Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus)
- Thinly slice the zucchini lengthwise with a vegetable slicer.
- Cut radishes into very thin slices.
- Cut red pepper, cucumber, and carrots into thin strips.
- Spread one thin slice of zucchini with about 2 tsp of hummus.
- At one end of the zucchini, add one slice of radish and lettuce. Then layer on one strip of carrot, red pepper, and cucumber.
- Roll zucchini over top of vegetables and enjoy!
1 SP per roll
**Recipe contains estimated amounts, you can use as much or as little of the ingredients as you wish!
- Serving Size: 1 roll up
- Calories: 30 calories
- Sugar: 0.9 g
- Sodium: 45.3 mg
- Fat: 2.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.8 g
- Fiber: 0.9 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
**Recipe adapted from Fresh Dreamer
What do you think? Did this recipe make the cut for you or did it crumble? What would you do differently? I look forward to reading your opinions!