Who says food can’t be fun? Give your gluten-free child something to smile about when he or she opens their lunchbox with these delicious, and nutritious Silly Face Hummus Wraps. Packed with fresh hummus and veggies, these fun wraps will ensure your child is getting their daily dose of vegetables while preventing them from getting bored with the usual sack lunch. Having to maintain a gluten-free diet can be difficult for kids once school starts, make it a little easier with this creative way to stay on track!
- TORTILLA INGREDIENTS
- 3/4 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6-8 tablespoons warm water
- SILLY FACE FILLINGS
- 1/2 cup hummus
- shredded carrots
- small cucumbers, sliced
- olives, sliced
- cherry tomatoes, sliced
Whisk together the cassava flour and sea salt. Add the oil and warm water until dough begins to form. The dough should not be dry or too wet and sticky. Knead the dough with your hands until smooth.
Divide into 2 balls and then divide each in half again so you have 4 dough balls.
Roll each dough ball between 2 pieces of parchment paper until very thin. If you want a nicer circle shape, trim the dough with a knife or use a tortilla press.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is properly heated, add one tortilla. Wait for bubbles to form (should only take 30 seconds) and then flip over. Each side should be slightly browned. Be vigilant when cooking the tortillas. If they sit too long over high heat, they will become crispy instead of soft and pliable.
Place each finished tortilla on a plate in stack, covering the stack with a towel to keep warm.
Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on each tortilla. Layer with lettuce and shredded carrots. Fold the bottom half up 1 inch and roll the tortilla like a burrito, allowing some of the lettuce to stick out of the top to look like wacky hair. Keep the tortilla in place by using hummus as glue to seal the side.
Select sliced vegetables for eyes, nose, mouth, etc., and use hummus to glue them onto the wrap to create the silly faces.
You can find cassava flour online.
Ready-made soft, gluten-free tortillas can be used to speed up recipe preparation.
A Los Angeles native, Cara Reed is the creator of Fork & Beans, forkandbeans.com, where she shows people with food allergies that food can still be fun, creative and tasty. She is also the author of the cookbook Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking.
Calories: 210, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 4 g