Monday, March 7, 2011

BLT Hummus Wraps



I love hummus.  We're talking L.O.V.E.  One of the problems is my self control.  Put me around some chips and hummus and stand back people!  It isn't pretty.  Granted, the hummus I make is healthy and has very little oil but still.  I need to learn some self control. 

I even think about hummus a lot. I know, still working on that self control issue.

I was thinking about a bacon hummus. Bacon makes everything better, right?  I thought about adding the bacon right to the hummus but then thought about that little self control issue. Hmmm...  How about adding hummus to a BLT?  I figured not quite as dangerous as me, chips and a bowl of hummus. 


It was awesome.  I could enjoy my hummus AND put into practice a little self control, I mean, how many of these babies can you eat!  I managed to eat two for dinner and was more than satisfied.  I also used turkey bacon which tastes great and is way more healthy. 

I ended up putting a couple of tablespoons of bacon grease in the hummus, it didn't really taste that much.  I usually put a bit of sesame oil in hummus but was hoping the bacon taste would come out more.  The turkey bacon doesn't yield much oil so I used my refrigerator reserves.  I think skipping the bacon grease would be fine, the turkey bacon had enough bacon taste for me. It was really good as a BLT wrap!! 



BLT Hummus Wraps Recipe

1 pack of turkey bacon (about 20 slices), cooked
Lettuce
Tomato
Onion
Hummus:
   1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (save some of liquid)
   2 tbsp. bacon grease (or olive oil)
   1/4 cup chopped onion
   4 cloves garlic
   Salt

Cook chopped onion in bacon grease or olive oil for about 7 - 9 minutes on medium.  Add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes.  Turn off heat.  Combine chickpeas and onion mixture to food processor.  Add bean liquid as needed for consistency.  Taste and add salt as desired.  Yield about 1 1/3 cups.

Spread 2 tbsp. hummus on 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla. Add 2 pieces turkey bacon and toppings as desired. 

Total calories for hummus = 640 calories, about 30 calories per tablespoons
Total calories per wrap - about 250 calories

2 BLT Hummus Wraps = 500 calorie dinner

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

25 comments:

  1. YUM hummus! If I sit down with some pretzels and hummus, I can pretty much finish off the whole container too! And this sounds soooo good!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. We don't eat many wraps here, and I don't know why. This sounds wonderful. thanks Debbi.

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  3. I don't love hummus, but I love the pita bread when I spread some hummus on top:)

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  4. This sounds delicious! I love hummus too and could eat it with almost anything :)

    The Farm Girl

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  5. I've never had hummus before, but I will have to try some! I love wraps :)

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  6. Love hummus and never thought to add it to a BLT instead of mayo, sure is healthier! Have you ever tried adding avocado to a BLT? It is Delicous!!

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  7. I do love my hummus' what great idea to incorporate in a wrap; sounds wonderful!
    Rita

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  8. I am a huge fan of hummus too. I have actually been known to eat is for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

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  9. I forgot to add that I love your blt wrap idea with the hummus. I will have to try that next time I make hummus.

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  10. We made a huge batch oh hummus this weekend. Think I will pick up some wraps and give this a try. Sounds like a great quick night dinner!

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  11. yum woman, this is a good idea too. My husband loves a BLT.

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  12. You always make me so hungry and you have such a great variety of foods on the menu. I just read about your success at the buffet line! That was so inspiring. I just did the same over the weekend as the hubby indulged in the bread, potatoes and ice cream at the restaurant and I did the fish and green salad. I felt like a small victory was made!

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  13. I love BLT's and hummus,but it never dawned on me to put them together. Love it!

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  14. I love blt's...and I like hummus. I bet they taste great together! I will have to give it a try sometime. Great idea!

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  15. I love hummus too - and if you and I were in the same room I may push you to the side so I could get more! :D

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  16. Yum! I love hummus--this sounds like a great way to have it for a meal!

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  17. I love hummus! Great recipe.

    Thanks for sharing. Here's the recipe I posted if you are interested:
    http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/03/creamy-swiss-chicken-bake.html

    Love,
    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

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  18. You're funny. But it does sound very good, and with or without the turkey bacon. I'd probably just use bacon bacon.

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  19. I love hummus. Thanks for sharing such a quick and easy recipe for it!!!

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  20. I love BLT's - what a yummy combo you have put together! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  21. This looks amazing!! Definitely making them soon. I featured you today on my blog. Stop on by and pick up a featured button!

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  22. It sounds wonderful. Thank-you.

    Linda

    http://leadingahealthylife.blogspot.com/

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  23. deb--so you don't use tahini in your hummus? i have to try your version because without the tahini it has to be lower in fat and calories. i have some venison bacon in the freezer, i will give it a try with this. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  24. What a great idea! I love hummus too and I keep thinking that I will try my hand at making my own.

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  25. Oh, I like! I've never seen a hummus recipe like yours so I'll have to try it that way, with no tahini and onion. Girl, hummus is my favorite food of all time! I totally understand the self control thing.

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