Monday, August 4, 2008

Artichoke Wraps with Three-Veggie Slaw

Life has been interesting as always. I am still looking for a job and it is not very successful. I need to begin looking for an apartment and a roommate depending on where I end up living. Luckily cooking is a great stress reliever which has helped a lot. I have found that is I never watch another day time TV show it will be too soon!

On to the food now! This recipe is the perfect appetizer or lite lunch! I tried it out this weekend and couldn't get enough. They are quick and easy to make as well as easy to pack and travel so they will be great on your next picnic. It didn't take very long to make and it is easy for everyone to add or take out anything to make their wrap personalized just the way they like it!

Ingredient list:
5 servings
1/2 medium green bell pepper, very thinly sliced
3 Tbs. plain low-fat yogurt
1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbs. minced red onion
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
5 (9- to 10-inch) flour tortillas
2 medium carrots, shredded (3/4 cup)
1 1/4 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
Artichoke spread
14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and halved
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup tahini
Small handful fresh parsley leaves
1 medium clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 to 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Make artichoke spread: In food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and 2 tablespoons water. Process until mixture is almost smooth but retains some texture and is slightly thicker than hummus if necessary, add more water by teaspoon to thin. Adjust seasonings to taste. Set aside or refrigerate if not using right away.
  • In medium bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, yogurt, parsley, onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • In large skillet, warm each tortilla over medium heat just until soft and flexible, about 1 minute per side. Spread some artichoke mixture over each tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border. Top with cabbage mixture, dividing equally. Fold bottom end of tortilla partially over filling, then roll into a bundle and serve.

Nutritional Information:
Per serving:
Calories 395, Protein 14g, Total fat 14g, Carbs 57g, Sodium 662mg, Fiber 10g

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