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Shawarma Is The Most Delicious, Little-Known Wrap You’ll Love!

Shawarma Wrap

A generous portion of premium cut beef or chicken wrapped in a thin layer of tortilla. Moreover, the shawarma wrap comes with red cabbage, pickles, tomatoes, red onions and tahini sauce. Furthermore, the tahini sauce coats the meat and vegetables perfectly, consequently, you a flavor found around the globe.

Shawarma Origins

This unique dish, commonly found in the middle east and mediterranean region of the world is what you’ve been craving. It can found in thousands of middle eastern restaurants across America. So, it’s hard not to try some. Shawarma, made by placing seasoned-meats and slabs of fat on vertical spit-fires, with an onion placed on top.

Cooking Methods

We roast our shawarma slowly for hours in front of an open-flame. As a result, it keeps its flavor and juices. Some cooking methods include heat-produced by electric or gas, or open flames produced by coals or wood. So, no matter how you slice it, shawarma is delicious.

Nutritional Benefits Of Shawarma

1) Shawarma – Vitamin A

Firstly, shawarma has a bad name of being slightly unhealthy. Moreover, there are claims that it leads to obesity. We disagree, for instance, shawarma is an important source of nutrients like Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for good vision, supporting a healthy immune system, in addition, it promotes cell growth.

2) Vitamin B6

Firstly, shawarma is rich in Vitamin B6, secondly, vitamin B6 helps maintain the overall health of the body. For example, it maintains a healthy nervous system, protect the immune system and support brain function. On the other hand, a deficiency in vitamin B6 can lead to anxiety, depression, and muscle pain.

Vitamin B6 helps with mood regulation, as a result, it will help fight depression. Moreover, it creates neurotransmitters that regulate emotions, serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid. It’s important to note that B6 does not lower the risk of depression. To read more about vitamin b6…

3) Vitamin C

The tomatoes and red cabbage in a shawarma wrap are a good source of vitamin c. So, with every bite, you will help yourself fight skin aging and the common cold. There are many health benefits to consuming vitamin c, for example, it controls infections and helps to heal wounds. Moreover, vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes harmful, free radicals.

Vitamin c makes collagen a fibrous protein in connective tissue found in the bodies nervous-system, immune-system, bones, cartilage and blood. To read more about vitamin c

4) Shawarma – Good Source Of Protein

A shawarma serving provides 30-40g of protein, however, that does not include the protein you get from pita bread. Also. if you add hummus to your shawarma wrap or entrée, your protein intake goes up. Protein helps build up the body’s immune system to fight illness, further, it helps the body heal injuries.

Consuming a healthy amount of protein assist with weight control and cravings, for example, it reduces hunger and appetite levels. In addition, it helps reduce a desire for late-night snacking. To read more about protein…

5) Rich In Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are essential food nutrients. Nutrients that your body turns into glucose, consequently, giving your body the energy it needs to function. There are three types of carbs, for example, sugars, starches and fibers. In addition, when reading the nutrients label on your food and drinks, “total carbs” includes all three.

However, There kinds of carbs, good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs known as complex carbohydrates, and contains vitamins, minerals and fiber. Above all, are less likely to spike your blood sugar.

On the other hand, bad carbs, known as simple carbohydrates contribute to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. At Casablanca, you can find complex carbohydrates in most of our specialty dishes, for instance, hummus, lentil soup, and shawarma. To read more about carbohydrates…

6) Adds Sodium

Consuming sodium helps regulate fluid levels in the body, as a result, helps prevent muscle cramps. Certainly, it improves brain function, eliminates carbon dioxide and prevents sun stroke. Consequently, consuming too much sodium can have a negative impact on your health. That is to say, too much sodium consumption can result in high-blood pressure, high-blood levels and memory loss. To read more about sodium…

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7) Shawarma – Dietary Fibers

Shawarma contains fiber, as a result, it helps keep the digestive system functioning. In fact, it helps prevent bloating, constipation and assist in weight management. Above all, consuming shawarma helps you meet your complex carbohydrate requirements. To read more about dietary fiber…

8) Iron

Iron is a mineral the human body needs for growth and development, furthermore, it needs iron to make some hormones. The body uses iron to produce hemoglobin, as a result, carrying oxygen from the lungs to the body. In addition, it produces myoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to your muscles.

The amount of iron you need depends on your age, sex, diet and health. For instance, vegetarians will need twice as much iron as non-vegetarians. Moreover, women, children and cancer patients will need more iron than healthy adult males. Shawarma is a good source of iron, but consuming shawarma with hummus, and lentil soup achieves your DRI. To read more about iron…

9) Magnesium

Consuming 340 mg of magnesium daily lowers your risk of cardiovascular-disease, type-2-diabetes and fracture risk, certainly, loss of muscle mass. Magnesium promotes brain, nerve and muscle function. Because magnesium is vital to so many bodily functions–more than 600 reactions–the slightest deficiency has consequences. That is to say, it helps in energy creation, muscle movement, gene maintenance and protein formation. To read more about magnesium…

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Recipe #1: 5 – Minute Regular Hummus

Ingredients

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Directions

Step 1

Puree 32 oz of chickpeas, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 4 tbsp of lemon juice, 4 tbsp of tahini, 2 tsp of  ground cumin, and ¾ tsp of salt until smooth and creamy, using a food processor. Add 1 to 2 tsp of chickpea water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. 

Step 2

Add to a serving dish or plate. Using a serving spoon, smooth a circle in the hummus leaving a raised edge on the outside. then, drizzle olive oil over the hummus and sprinkle the peprika over the hummus. Moreover, to add flavor, add chickpeas to the top of your hummus in the center. We add pickles and pickled-turnips to our hummus. It adds so much flavor and an added kick. 

Step 4

Enjoy!

Servings: 3

3 Cups (1 Cup Each Serving)

Nutrition: Per Serving

  • 175 calories
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated fat 2g
  • Sodium 335mg
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrates 8g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 19mg

Recipe #2: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas 

 

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 lemon – DON’T USE LEMON JUICE IN THE BOTTLE!

 

 

  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or to taste)

 

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

 

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

 

  • 3/4 tbsp Salt to taste

 

  • 2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 45 ml) ice-cold water or chilled chickpea water

 

  • Dash ground paprika or sumac, to garnish the hummus.

 

  • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers

Directions – Hummus Recipe

Step 1

Place the chickpeas in a medium saucepan and add the baking soda. Cover the chickpeas by several inches of water, then bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling, reducing heat if necessary to prevent overflow, for about 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas look bloated, their skins are falling off, and they’re quite soft. In a fine-mesh strainer, drain the chickpeas and run cool water over them for about 30 seconds. Set aside (no need to peel the chickpeas for this recipe!)

Firstly, add the fresh-squeezed lemon juice and garlic to the food processor, and mince. Secondly, let it sit sit for a few minutes. Then add the tahini and mix for a minute.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a food processor or high-powered blender, combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the garlic is very finely chopped, then let the mixture rest so the garlic flavor can mellow, ideally 10 minutes or longer.

Cut roasted red peppers into strips and add 1/2 cup to pureed lemon juice, garlic and tahini.

Step 3

Add the tahini to the food processor and blend until the mixture is thick and creamy, stopping to scrape down any tahini stuck to the sides and bottom of the processor as necessary.

Puree 15 oz of chickpeas, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of ground cumin, and ¾ tsp of salt with the mixed lemon juice, garlic, roasted red peppers and tahini until smooth and creamy in the food processor. Add 1 to 2 tsp of chickpea water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Step 4

While running the food processor, drizzle in 2 tablespoons ice water. Scrape down the food processor, and blend until the mixture is ultra smooth, pale and creamy. (If your tahini was extra-thick to begin with, you might need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons more ice water.)

Add 1/2 cup of hummus to appetizer plate or small bowl. Using a spoon, spread hummus in a circular motion to create well. 

Step 5

Add the cumin and the drained, over-cooked chickpeas to the food processor. While blending, drizzle in the olive oil. Blend until the mixture is super smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor as necessary, about 2 minutes. Add more ice water by the tablespoon if necessary to achieve a super creamy texture.

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle paprika over the top of the plated hummus. Add un-mashed chickpeas in the center. You can also use sesame seeds as a topping.

Step 6

Taste, and adjust as necessary—I almost always add another ¼ teaspoon salt for more overall flavor and another tablespoon of lemon juice for extra zing.

Step 7

Scrape the hummus into a serving bowl or platter, and use a spoon to create nice swooshes on top. Top with garnishes of your choice, and serve. Leftover hummus keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.

 

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