Whole Foods – I love it, I just wish it wasn’t so expensive! One of my favorite meals from our nearby Whole Foods is the Avocado Greens Wrap. Full of some of my favorite veggies and drizzled with red wine vinegar, this vegan wrap is satisfying and delicious. Unfortunately, Whole Foods charges a whopping $8 for this wrap for some unknown reason – maybe they just like to take all my money. So I decided to get all the ingredients and replicate it at home without the guilt of spending so much money on eating healthy.
Now, I haven’t priced it out yet, but I am 99.9% sure that making this wrap at home will not cost you $8 every time. In fact, I’ve made 5 or 6 of these wraps for lunch since I bought the ingredients for the first time and I still have some to spare to make more. The only thing that may cost some money is the avocado, based on where you live. In California, though, we have about as many avocados as people, so that’s not really an issue here.
The other great thing about this recipe? Completely customizable. Hate onion? No worries, leave it out. Want to use spicy hummus? Go for it. Need some more protein in your lunch? Throw in some turkey. It won’t be vegan anymore, but it’ll still be awesome.
- Pack of spinach wraps
- Hummus (Regular, Garlic, Spicy, Tomato Basil, Roasted Red Pepper – all good!)
- Bag of spinach
- 1/6th of an onion (roughly), cut into small slivers (whatever type you prefer – red onion or sweet onion are both good)
- 1 cucumber, sliced lengthwise into strips
- 1/2 avocado, cut in half and cubed or sliced
- 1 medium tomato, sliced (I bought a box of Trader Joe’s Tomatoes on the Vine)
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (Trader Joe’s also has this!)
- Lay out spinach wrap
- Spread hummus and avocado on wrap. You can either smash the avocado into the wrap or leave in pieces.
- Throw as much spinach in the wrap as you want. Really, just go for it.
- Take one or two slices of cucumber and put in middle of wrap. This acts as the spine of the wrap.
- Top the cucumber with slices of tomato and some slivers of onion.
- Drizzle roughly 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar over ingredients.
- Attempt to wrap up all of this goodness into one wrap. It may be a bit difficult depending on how many veggies you tried to squeeze in it. Usually I have to put it in plastic wrap and hope it doesn’t all fall out the bottom.
- Finally, eat and know that you’ve gotten the majority – if not all – of your vegetable servings for the day in one meal!