Feb 20, 2014

Onion Spinach Lavash Rolls

There are some occasions where the food served and the talk about the food being served overshadows the actual occasion. One such occasion is the Superbowl game. If there are 10 people who meet for a Superbowl party, only 3 of them actually care about the game. The rest are there for the fun, food and the Budweiser ads of course. And I only totally fit into the latter category. Having grown up in Cricket land, a game of Superbowl football to me cannot beat the excitement of Sachin on his 95th run with 4 balls remaining in the game. 

This year, our friend invited us over for a game party at her house. But the best part was that her invite said - 'Please bring a healthy dish'. I was so glad coz I'm in the middle of my weight loss challenge and the last thing I wanted was a table full of- fried snacks and sweet munchies. Because once its there, I can't stop myself or no one else can stop me. And so I got thinking on options and this was an appetizer that came to mind immediately. I've made this a couple of times before and it has always received rave reviews from everyone. This time I thought I should just take pictures and blog about it as well. Understand this blog post is coming way after Superbowl Sunday. But hey, at least it made it this year. 

It really would take less than 5 mins to do this. No kidding. Just watch. 

Have you used these yet? If not, please add it to your grocery list and try it out. There are just amazing things you can do with this bread. Wraps, crispy thin pizza, rolls, panini sandwiches and so many more options. Best part, this is pretty healthy as you see - no fat, no sugar, no cholestrol, no preservaties and also low calorie.
There are many varieties, but I like the Flax Seed one below - one of my favorites.

Dice up an onion into small pieces. In a wide pan, add 1 tsp of oil and heat. Add the chopped onions to the oil and saute for a couple of mins.

To this add a bag of frozen spinach or fresh chopped spinach. Cook for about 2-3 mins Add salt and some black pepper for seasoning. You could also add some cumin powder or paprika if you'd like the flavor.

Open up the lavash bread and spread a small tub of Hummus generously. I used the Roasted Red pepper and Sun dried tomato hummus.

Remove the spinach mixture and spread on top of the hummus. Since the spinach mixture is hot, this will soften the bread a little. That is perfect for eating immediately. if you want to prepare this in advance, let the spinach mixture cool down before you spread. You can also chill them and serve as cold rolls. Do it your favorite way.

Spread out the spinach mix evenly all over the bread.

Starting from one side, roll the bread up tightly until you get to the other end.

Take a serrated sharp knife and cut into little pieces.

And there you have it. Perfect little bites filled with goody goodness.

So easy to pack and take for a party. I took this along with a Quinoa Salad to the Superbowl party.

And so the rest of the story on my party. We all get there and guess what was on the menu for the party? We had three quinoa dishes, some salsas as dips for veggies, these lavash rolls and some fresh amazing salads. That's it. No fried food. No sugar filled junk. It was an awesome party and yes, even this time around we were all talking about the food. Just this time, it was all healthier.

So next time you want to make a quick healthy snack, go buy that Lavash bread and some spinach and get started!

Enjoy. Peace Out!