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Turkey Wrap with
Lemony Hummus and Cheese

Why is a wrap more fun than a sandwich? We don’t know, but it sure is. Lavash is a Middle-Eastern flat bread that is often topped with sesame seeds. Multi-grain tortillas are a perfect substitute.

Recipe by Cris Comerford, White House Executive Chef

Lemony Hummus Recipe
  • 1 (16-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice and grated zest of 1 scrubbed lemon or ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon harissa, if you like harissa
  1.  Put the chickpeas and garlic in the food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until the beans start to break apart and the garlic gets chopped.
  2. Add the oil and lemon juice and zest and process again. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the hummus reaches the consistency you like. Add the salt and pepper (and harissa) and process until completely smooth.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.

Harissa is a very spicy chili paste from North Africa. You can sometimes find it in a tube in the international-foods section of the supermarket.

Turkey Wrap with Lemony Hummus and Cheese Recipe
  • 2 multi-grain lavash or 8-inch tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons Lemony Hummus
  • 4 slices roasted or smoked turkey breast
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese (or 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese-or whatever kind of cheese you like best!)
  1. Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all ingredients and put them on a clean counter.
  2. Lay out the wraps on your clean work surface.
  3. Use the teaspoon to spread 1 tablespoon hummus on each wrap and top each with 2 slices turkey, 1 romaine leaf, 1 tomato slice and 1 cheese slice, making a line of filling down the middle with a little room at the top and bottom.
  4. Roll up each wrap, then wrap with foil, wax paper, or parchment paper. Serve right away.

How to Wrap: Fold an inch of the top of the wrap down over the filling, then fold an inch of the bottom up over it. Starting with one side, roll the wrap up tightly into a log.

Recipes provided by USDA MyPlate Kids Partner Group member: Chop Chop
Lemony Hummus | Turkey Wrap with Lemony Hummus and Cheese