It’s National Vegetarian Week, so in its honour we had a meat free lunch today which was anything but a hardship when lunch was as tasty as this! The flavour combo is mediterraneanish, but more by accident than by design, and was really a result of what was available at the deli counter that struck my fancy. The saltiness of the feta is a fantastic counterbalance to the sweetness of the hummus especially if, like me, you like caramelised onion hummus rather than plain. If you don’t like feta then something like a ricotta does just as well, and if you can find any wee red peppers at the deli counter that are already stuffed with your cheese of choice (like the ones in the picture), even better! And much as I like to make my own couscous sometimes I just can’t be arsed, like today, in which case may I recommend M&S’s roasted vegetable couscous as a perfectly good lazy alternative to homemade.
Lastly, the griddle pan bit is purely decorative and entirely optional. I just like the way it makes those pretty brown lines on my wrap 🙂
- Tortilla wraps
- Feta, small cubes or chunks
- Marinated red peppers (like Peppadew), sliced
- Smear about two knifes worth of hummus in the middle of the wrap and spread it up and down the middle, leaving about an inch from the opposing edges of the wrap clear.
- Add about 3 tablespoons of the couscous on top of the hummus and level into an oblongish sausage shape.
- Sprinkle the feta and red pepper slices over the top, then follow with some rocket.
- The easiest way I’ve found is to position the wrap so that the oblong of filling runs length ways from left to right.
- Fold the the left hand edge over the filling, and then do the same with the right hand edge.
- Hold these in place, and take the bottom of the tortilla wrap and fold it over the filling and then roll the wrap up. This should give you two “sealed” ends which makes eating far less messy.
- If you have a griddle pan, heat it up and then place the wrap on it with the fold side down and press the whole thing down gently.
- After a minute or two, lift to see if the pan has left the griddle marks on the wrap yet. When it has, and the marks are brown enough, turn the wrap over and do the same on the other side.
- Cut in half, plate up, and scoff!