Nori Wraps

Ever heard of nori? Well, it’s a type of seaweed, but don’t worry, it doesn’t smell or even taste “fishy”; rather, it has a savoury, slightly salty bite to it. Nori, like other ocean veggies, is low in calories and is rich in iodine, a mineral vital for thyroid- and metabolism function, and in vitamin B12, fibre and omega 3s. The papery sheets, available at any health food store, also make a great substitute for tortilla wraps. Fill with whatever veggies and spreads you have on hand—hummus, baba ghannoush, tahini, almond butter, mashed sweet potato or butternut squash, and/or avocado make great “base” layers. Add leftover cooked grains (brown rice, brown rice couscous, quinoa, etc.) to make them even more substantial.

Eat a couple for a snack or a few for a meal—they’re basically salad wrapped in seaweed!

Here are ingredient suggestions, and make sure to check out this great how-to video. However, no matter what fillings you choose, as long as you like them, you can’t go wrong!

Ingredients:

  • 1 nori sheet
  • 2 Tbs hummus
  • A few avocado slices (about 1/8 avocado)
  • A few thin slices each carrot, cucumber  and bell pepper
  • 1 big lettuce leaf or a few baby leaves

Directions:

  1. Lay sheet of nori lengthwise.
  2. Spread with hummus, leaving a ¼ inch border.
  3. Along bottom third of nori sheet (closest to you), layer avocado, veggies and lettuce.
  4. Roll up from bottom end. If desired, cut in half with a serrated knife (or tuck in one end and eat whole). Don’t fuss if it’s messy!
  5. These are flavourful on their own, but if desired, dip in a sauce of tamari, toasted sesame oil, minced ginger and rice vinegar.

Other filling ideas: mushrooms, sprouts, radishes, green onion, tomato, mango, zucchini, fresh herbs

With baba ghannoush, avocado, carrot, cuke, pepper and baby greens

With baba ghannoush, avocado, carrot, cuke, pepper and baby greens

With hummus, brown rice couscous cooked in veggie broth, carrot, cuke, pepper & tomato

With hummus, brown rice couscous cooked in veggie broth, carrot, cuke, pepper & tomato

Rolled and ready to eat!

Rolled and ready to eat!

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