So, there's like one vegan friendly place in Alaska. What do I mean by "vegan-friendly"? Well, for me it means that there are at least three options that are clearly marked as vegan. There is regrettably, only one place that I know of within 60 miles of my home. Sad face. It's a little place in Anchorage that I'd heard a lot about but had never been to.
Well, last week I finally got to go! My favorite thing I tried was their veggie wrap. I thought I'd try to recreate it myself (veggie wraps are so quick and easy) and below is my
imposter veggie wrap! It's so delicious and healthy, filled with veggies, greek hummus and protein-packed tempeh! I hope you enjoy it!
High Protein Vegan Veggie Wrap
Inspired by my favorite wrap from a local restaurant
Makes 1 large wrap
- 1 8 oz. block of tempeh (use 1/4 per wrap)
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 large (burrito size) flour tortilla
- 1/8-1/4 cup of greek style hummus (or your favorite)
- 1 handful of clover sprouts
- 3 Tbsp. black olives, sliced
- 2 Tbsp. tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. yellow onion, minced
- 1 large lettuce leaf
Cut an 8 oz. block of tempeh into eight strips. You'll only need two per wrap. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the tempeh strips and allow to cook on one side until browned, about 5 minutes. Then flip, and brown on the other side. If you have time, you can marinade the tempeh in a ziplock bag with sesame oil and soy sauce for about an hour, but I was in a hurry so I just used plain tempeh. Once browned, remove from pan and set aside for later.
While the tempeh browns, chop up all the veggies.
Place one large flour tortilla in the tempeh pan and over low heat allow to cook for about one or two minutes. While in the pan, spread the hummus in the center of the tortilla. You want to strengthen the tortilla, but not to the point where it will get crispy and crack when wrapped up.
Remove from heat and add the sprouts, olives, tomatoes, onion and lettuce in the center of the wrap, then top with two to four strips of tempeh.
Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla, then while gently holding them in place, fold the side of the tortilla closest to you up and away from you.
Slice on the diagonal and serve!
I know there is salsa pictured. Just ignore it. I had breakfast burritos on my brain, okay? My mistake. Stupid brain!
Listening to Leftover Cuties – One Heart