Often when going out to restaurants most vegetarian options always list creamed spinach. I’ve never been wild about it, and certainly now it gives me the shivers, but I do love spinach, and I adore beans, so why not mash them together for a much more superior creamy spinach dish?Of course, since we’re at it, there may as well be mini wraps, because life is sad otherwise.
Also, these are totally worth it, because they are filling and tasty, with a complex taste spectrum thanks to the addition of the mushrooms and olives.
Buckwheat mini wraps (makes 4 x 10cm wraps or 2 large):
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup + 2 TBSP water (more if needed)
- 1 vegan egg (preferably powder egg)
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1/2 cup tofu
- 1/4 cup pitted black olives
- 150 – 200g sliced mushrooms
- 1 TBSP nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 TBSP jalapeno sauce
- Tumeric, paprika, oregano and pepper to taste
- Mix your flour and salt, then add water to your wrap batter in 1/4 cup segments, adding more if needed to create a semi-runny consistency.
- Heat and spray a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, testing with a water droplet to see if it’s hot enough. If the water sizzles, pour our the batter 1/4 cup at a time and swirl the pan or use the back of a spoon so that it is even (approx 10cm across)
- Cook with lid on top for approx 5 minutes until the edges are cooked and bubbles have formed on top. Flip and cook for another 3 – 4 minutes. As each mini wrap finishes keep them stack on a plate covered to keep them warm.
- Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend your spinach until broken down, then add the rest of the ingredients except the mushrooms until mixed but not totally smooth.
- When your wraps are done and stacked and covered dunk your mushrooms in the pan and cook in some apple cider vinegar or oil over medium heat for 4 or so minutes, then add the rest of the filling, mix and heat it up for another 4 minutes or so.
- Serve with the filling stuffed in the wrap and top with some salad.
Yum! I snatched one before going to the cat shelter on Saturday and that kept me full for more than two hours before munching the other one with soup for dinner. Best of all, it may not look it because I overstuffed them, but these are totally hand-held, which is my requirement for any sort of wrap, however small!
With all these cats we definitely need our fuel – two have been adopted and will be fetched in two weeks though – yay! Now we have some time to fatten them all up and try and get the snuffles cat recovered, because they are so gorgeous and I just know they will be snapped up soon if advertised. 🙂
Oh and yes, I’m sharing this at the upcoming Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck! 😀