Wraps are the perfect power lunches. Not only are they portable and easy to customize, you can pack a heck of a lot of nutrition into a tortilla, lettuce leaf or collard wrap. They’re also easily made vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.
This wrap is a twist on the traditional hummus wrap, made with a savory, nutty sunflower seed spread. Sunflower seeds are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. (Who knew, right?) They’re full of protein (29 grams in 1 cup) and vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps support heart health and protect your body against toxins like air pollution (and can even help ease PMS and prevent diabetes).
Minerals like selenium, manganese, copper and magnesium—which can help lower blood pressure and aid with detoxification—are also present at high levels in sunflower seeds. Pretty impressive for a tiny seed!
This easy, healthy lunch wrap recipe can be made with whatever veggies you have on hand, but crunchy radishes, sprouts and red cabbage work really nicely with the flavor of the sunflower spread. Wrap it all up in a lettuce leaf, collard leaf, nori sheet, thinly sliced zucchini or corn or flour tortilla, and you’re good to go for lunch!
For more power lunches, make sure to try these 7 high protein vegetarian lunches and if you’re intrigued with the idea of using lettuce as a base for your meal, you might also like these Asian-style lettuce wraps.
Detox Wrap with Sunflower Seed Spread
- food processor
Sunflower Seed Spread
- 1 cup sunflower seeds soaked overnight
- 1 large tomato
- 1/4 bunch cilantro
- 2 to 3 sundried tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 lemons juiced
- 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/4 tablespoon black pepper
Wrap Toppings Options
- 1/4 cup cultured vegetables
- sprouts of your choice
- shredded carrots
- other veggies - red cabbage sliced peppers, etc.
- Drain the water from the sunflower seeds, and place the seeds in a food processor or blender. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to get desired consistency, if needed.
- To assemble your wrap, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of spread to your chosen wrap. Add desired toppings. Roll it up, and enjoy.
Photos by Ana Stanciu0