12 Jun 2013

raw nori wraps with red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, zucchini & spicy dipping sauce


Oh I love mah LIFE. These are super delicious and super nutritious. Bam bam! Jam-packed with raw veggies and wrapped in seaweed, they deliver one heck of a meal that is sure to impress your taste buds and perhaps dinner guests? You could actually eat this recipe all by yourself because it's so low in calories (naturally) but I dare you to try... I couldn't even do it and I can eat a LOT.


I forgot to add avocado (doh!) but the recipe was wonderful even without my creamy green friend. Having said that, if you've got an avocado handy, use it. I ran out of nori sheets so I used rice paper to wrap some as well. Rice paper is so fun and easy to use, and it lets you get a sneak peek of what's inside your roll! Colours abound in the plant kingdom. 


I was pretty busy in the kitchen today - I made four recipes (this one for you, and three for my cookbook) so I am looking forward to a relaxing evening hanging out with an old friend... and maybe watching Tarzan or Aladdin. Shh... Disney movies are great okay (you cannot argue). Actually, last night I watched Atlantis with my girl friend and it was awesome. Sure, there are plot holes - but what is a plot hole when you get to relive your childhood in technicolour with an original soundtrack!?

Right. Back to food... make these.


raw nori wraps with red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, zucchini & spicy dipping sauce 

Wraps:
1/2 head red cabbage
1 carrot
1 small zucchini
1/2 cucumber
2 kale leaves 
1 avocado
3-4 nori sheets and/or rice paper sheets

Sauce: 
1 tablespoon tahini
Chili powder, to taste
1 tablespoon miso
2 dates
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 small garlic clove
Water, as needed to make it creamy and smooth

Make the sauce by blending all the ingredients together until smooth. Now make your wraps: shred the veggies thinly on a mandolin, but chop the cucumber by hand. Tear up the kale leaves and slice the avocado. Lay your desired fillings on one side of your nori sheet, and on the opposite side spread a little sauce to seal together the ends when you roll it up. Roll everything up tight and set aside. If you're using rice paper, dip the paper in hot water until it's pliable, then place everything you want in the middle. Wrap up like a burrito. Dip your wraps in your sauce and get this party started.

32 comments:

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Yum! I love these. Definitely must try them (but I'm running out of nori too, and it's so expensive *sob*)

Oh and Disney films ftw. I still have a couple of dozen of my old VHS Disneys, yes I do. When my old VHS player broke I went to the store and bought another one, even though they only made one kind anymore and it was so expensive because who needs those things with DVD players, right? But my mum saw I was going to cry if I didn't get it so she bought it for me, muahahaha.

coconutandberries said...

How I love summer rolls!- both the nori wrapped kind and rice-paper wrapped. Your sauce sounds scrumptious too..and I agree avocado makes everything better :)
Thanks for sharing.

jillconyers said...

Hi from a new visitor! This recipe looks amazing. I love wraps of all kinds but have never ventured into trying nori or rice paper. Your recipe will be my first!

darkhorse43 said...

How do you get you carrot and zucchini strips so thin?

Caitlin said...

YUMMY! i love rice paper rolls, too. something about their texture...

Emily von Euw said...

With a mandolin, spiral slicer, or... very skilled hands lol

Emily von Euw said...

Great to have you :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah! Really satisfying texture to eat.

Emily von Euw said...

Ikr! especially raw nori sheets >< LOL cool story

Emily von Euw said...

om nom nom yes it does!

Koko said...

Suuuuch a fan of rice paper rolls!! ...and nori, too, who am I kidding. They're the best!!

Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com said...

Yummm!!! We made raw nori rolls the other day. Love it! Your pics looks Amazing.

Kelsey said...

Just made these for lunch today and I'm really hoping I stop snacking on them this morning so that they make it to lunch! They are absolutely delicious!

I found out about your blog a few weeks (months?) ago and I love it. I like that most of your recipes are not particularly labor or time intensive and that's definitely something I enjoy when trying out raw recipes since I don't want to have to wait 18 hours for my food to get ready in a dehydrator before I can eat it! ;)

I recently started my own blog and your page is always an inspiration for me!

Just wanted to say thanks and I look forward to your upcoming book~

onesmallvegan.com said...

These look gorgeous and super tasty! And I completely agree with you about the Disney movies! :)

Christian S said...

Definitely just made these today. I love how versatile they are too! Didn't have any ingredients to make the sauce, but used sweet chili and sriracha mixed together -- still delicious! Thanks for the idea :)

Hazy said...

Looks sooo good!! I somehow find your blog about a month ago and really really like it :)
I would love to go vegan, but it's difficult when my other half, my lovely husband, isn't and probably won't be.
But I guess I just have to baby steps and make things like these... :)

Emily von Euw said...

Aw =/ I suggest you watch some docs together! Forks Over Knives and Earthlings are too great ones for learning. I warn you - Earthlings is very real.

Em

Hazy said...

I actually saw Forks over Knives the other day. Was really good.
Need to se Earthling as well.... Thanks! :)

Serena said...

I love these I made them for my 19 month old son I did kidafi them I added added the sauce in the the nori wrap plus a little avocado. He ate them he ate all of the ones I made :) great idea thanks

Anonymous said...

I made these for dinner last night using veggies that I got in my CSA share. It was fantastic for a filling yet light dinner. :-) The dipping sauce it very, very tasty. I used just a wee bit of agave (1/2 tsp) instead of the dates (since I didn't have any dates on hand).
- Heather

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Paula said...

Just wondering where you get your rice paper wraps? Specialty Asian stores or Superstore??

Emily von Euw said...

You can get 'em at most grocery stores these days. I think I got mine at a little Asian market though :)

Anonymous said...

Hello!
I was just wondering.. if you used miso paste or was it miso soup? Can't wait to try these... !!

Emily von Euw said...

Miso paste :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try these!
I was just wondering if brown rice miso would work or should I just get regular miso?



Emily von Euw said...

Any kind of miso you want :)

Tammy Fordham said...

Where do you get the nori miso ect? Grocery store?

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah, a grocery store that kinda focuses on healthy organic foods.

Dawna said...

I got 50 sheets for 14.31 on Anazon

Mariea said...

This is like, my favorite thing to eat. Ned to try the sauce, love the idea of chili powder, tahini, and dates. YUM!

leslie @ definitely not martha said...

Inspired from your recipe, I made nori wraps with hoisin-smashed chickpeas, red pepper, shredded carrot, julienned summer squash, cucumber and red onion. And dipped in your sauce (had hot thai chilies on hand so used those). It was amaaaaaaazing. Yum!