I woke up this morning with the most voracious appetite. This probably had something to do with my having a quick, and poor excuse for a, dinner before attending a 90 minute yoga class last night (as a brief aside: I’m loving yoga! Seriously good). So, despite having breakfast between 9:30-10:00 this morning, by 12:00 I was starving. Drum roll please, my new favourite lunch- lettuce leaf wraps. Some may call it rabbit food, some may think of it as a nourishing, satisfying almost raw lunch (you can tell which camp I fall into). It’s great if you have little time and are spending the majority of your day stuck in front of your computer. Unfortunately, I am spending most of the next week or so stuck at my desk revising and writing essays. Great. Anyway, here’s the raw-tastic gem (gem, get it, gem lettuce…although I’m using romaine lettuce, doh).
Raw Wraps (served just me)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 carrot, grated
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tbsp red onion, finely sliced
1 spring onion, sliced
small handful of cashews, roughly chopped
freshly ground pepper, to taste
Fresh juice of 1/3 lime
3 large romaine lettuce leaves, washed (iceberg lettuce also works well, or I guess you could use large cabbage leaves)
1-2 tbsp of your favourit hummus (using raw hummus would make this meal entirely raw)
Mix all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl. Lay out your romaine lettuce leaves and spread with the hummus. Scatter the filling down the middle of the leaves, roll, and devour!
Amazing. I’ve had these for four days in a row now and I’m still not tired of them. You don’t need to be strict with the filling ingredients at all; mix it up a little and use whatever ingredients take your fancy or have lying around. I intend on making these with a rice filling for our dinner at some point. You could use some baked or stir-fried tofu, lentils, your favourite gluten-free grain; the list is endless.