Roasted Veggie Pita Wraps with Pesto Hummus

Roasted Veggie Pita Wraps with Pesto Hummus | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup
Photo: Deidra Nelson, MS, RDN, LDN

Hummus is probably one of the most versatile, nutrient-dense spreads. There are so many variations that can be used to make a great sandwich, wrap or just as a dip. This pita wrap features homemade pesto hummus and roasted vegetables. Extremely simple and an easy lunch for work. This also uses za’atar seasoning which is a Middle Eastern spice blend that contains sesame seeds and sumac. Good flavor, good nutrients, all around good feels with these wraps! Serve extra hummus with raw vegetables, pretzels or pita chips as a snack.

Roasted Veggie Pita Wraps with Pesto Hummus

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 2 teaspoons za’atar seasoning
  • 4 handfuls fresh kale
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas

Pesto hummus

  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ to ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ small lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using knife or mandolin, cut zucchini, eggplant, and yellow squash into thin slices. Toss vegetables with olive oil, za’atar seasoning, salt and pepper. Spread onto baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  3. While vegetables roast, prepare hummus by combining all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  4. Warm pita bread according to package instructions. Top each pita with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pesto, a handful of kale, ¼ of roasted vegetable mixture, a few fresh diced tomatoes and wrap.
  5. Serve warm. Extra hummus can be stored in air tight container in fridge for 5 to 7 days.
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Deidra Nelson
Deidra Nelson, MS, RDN, LDN, is a community dietitian based in Memphis. Her nutrition philosophy focuses on finding the good in everything you eat. Read her blog at destinationmoderation.com. Follow her on Instagram.