These eggplant chickpea wraps with goji berries take their cue from the Middle East. Fresh, filling and fabulous; they’re perfect to keep you ticking along on busy days. The addition of sumac and goji berries transforms this recipe into one that’s exotic, tangy and flavourful. This, certainly is no ordinary wrap.
Don’t you just love it when a leftover recipe turns into something incredible.Our leftover salad just got a makeover, and we're loving it. Click To Tweet
It’s been a crazy few days for our family. The entire day yesterday was spent on set with Roohi, shooting a commercial. We left home early in the morning after breakfast and returned around 8pm. I must say, we definitely had a productive day – filled with adventure, meeting great people and lots of waiting in anticipation.
Despite the availability of oodles of food on set, we couldn’t wait to return home to enjoy a “lighter” meal. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like home food.
Returning home exhausted and famished, both Roohi and I were relieved to find leftover salad and roti from Friday night. We didn’t fancy salad again and so spruced it up to create these beautiful colourful wraps. The main ingredient needed to make something like this is creativity.
We simply stuffed a couple of rotis with the salad, added fresh avocado to give a creamy, smooth texture and finished with dried goji berries – to give a tinge of sweetness and crunch. Hmmm…we savoured every bite.
Lets take a closer look at goji berries
A popularized food among some celebrities, goji berries have been used in Chinese medicine for nearly 6000 years. Claimed to be a superfood; they’re high in fibre, vitamin A, C, B2, iron, selenium, and other antioxidants.Did you know, weight for weight, goji berries have five times more vitamin C than oranges. Click To Tweet
Now, if you’re taking warfarin or other anticoagulant medication, goji berries are not recommended, so please consult your doctor and medical team for guidance.
Be creative in the kitchen
- Lentils and other types of beans
- Roasted vegetables, like this tandoori roasted cashew gobi
- Fish, diced chicken, turkey or meat
What are some of your favourite fillings? Share in the comments below.
- 1 eggplant, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 4 mini cucumbers, diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped
- 3 cups chickpeas, cooked
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 avocado, large
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp sumac
- Handful of goji berries, dried
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius )
- Place diced eggplant on oven tray and brush with olive oil and season with salt
- Roast in the oven for 20 mins or until cooked
- Meanwhile prepare the remaining ingredients.
- In a large bowl, mix together the chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, chickpeas and onion. all other ingredients
- Add the cooked eggplant, lemon juice and sumac and toss gently
- Stuff into a wrap of your choice
- Garnish with avocado and goji berries (and more sumac for that extra tang)
These eggplant chickpea wraps with goji berries take their cue from the Middle East. Fresh, filling and fabulous; they're perfect to keep you ticking along on busy days. The addition of sumac and goji berries transforms this recipe into one that's exotic, tangy and flavourful. This, certainly is no ordinary wrap.
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