Smokey Tempeh Hummus Wrap

It’s funny–those brief moments of cooking genius never occur when you think they will; and they’re never associated with a complicated multi-course meal. It’s always when you’re hungry and improvising.

In southeast Michigan, you can get tempeh everywhere. So it’s no surprise that a few different restaurants have tempeh wraps–the TLT at Seva, the lemon tempeh hummus wrap at Aut Bar, tempeh burgers at just about every bar…. Having made a giant batch of hummus for VeganYumYum’s Avocado Wasabi Salad, I was itching to make something with hummus. About two weeks ago, I made a salad with smokey tempeh, so I got the notion to combine to the two.  This recipe is super simple–make a batch of hummus (or buy it, if you want to kick it really easy), saute a little tempeh, chop some lettuce and/or spinach, and you’re set.

Smokey Tempeh Hummus Wrap

  • 1 pkg tempeh. cut into strips
  • 1/4 purple onion
  • 1/2 bag spinach (1/4 lb?)
  • 3 large leaves or 6 small-medium leaves of lettuce, cut into strips
  • 3 large whole wheat wraps
  • 1/4 batch of hummus
  • ~ 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 capful Liquid Smoke ™
  • ~ 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste

For brevity’s sake, I’ll assume you’ve made/bought the hummus already. This may be foolish. But.

Saute the tempeh strips in peanut oil, soy sauce, and Liquid Smoke ™ in a large-ish frying pan over medium heat. Don’t use all of the liquids right away; start with a little peanut oil, then douse the tempeh with about half the soy sauce and Liquid Smoke ™. Once the tempeh is nicely browned on one side, flip and pour in a little more peanut oil and the rest of the soy sauce and Liquid Smoke ™. Salt and pepper to taste.

When the tempeh is browned on several sides, remove from heat.

Slather hummus on one half of a wrap. Place a row of spinach down the center, then a row of lettuce on top of that. Run a row of tempeh down the the center, then garnish with onions and salt/pepper.

Roll the dry half tightly into the hummus-slathered half. Cut the wrap in half on a diagonal.

Wrap extra wraps in plastic wrap for lunches!


#1 Anonymous on 12.31.69 at 7:00 pm
#2 Shenandoah Vegan on 02.23.10 at 8:00 am

Excellent idea!

#3 chow vegan on 02.24.10 at 12:03 am

Smokey tempeh and hummus sounds like an awesome combo! What a great lunch! 🙂

#4 Mihl on 02.24.10 at 8:00 am


#5 Jill Dieterle on 02.24.10 at 3:13 pm


#6 Penny @ Coffee Maker Reviews on 04.24.11 at 8:54 am

Recently my husband and I have been enjoying a lot of different wraps which are easy to fix and make a simple meal now that we are “empty nesters”.

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