I was recently trawling raw food guru, Juliano's website for some ideas when I spotted his recipe of the month for a basic wrap.
I read the recipe and instantly thought 'wow'. Now you might be looking at the picture above and be thinking that I'm far too easily excited. It's a bit of lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and what looks to be like soy sauce in the background. So what?
But that's exactly why I'm excited. It's healthy, ridiculously simple and absolutely delicious. The sauce is a mixture of nama shoyu (raw, unpasteurized soy sauce) and lemon juice. Light soy sauce will also suffice.
The combination of red romaine lettuce, juicy tomato, slices of creamy avocado topped with sweet, white onion is perfect in its simplicity. The dipping sauce is also perfect -- full-bodied with a fresh lemony twist. I like to add finely grated ginger for an extra layer of flavour.
I ate ten of these little wraps and would have kept going if I hadn't had to share my simple feast.
I urge you to try this recipe and if you do, please let me know what you think. Am I too easily pleased?
Raw Wrap Recipe
Red Romaine lettuce, washed and patted dry
1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
Cilantro for garnishing
Sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)
1/4 cup of nama shoyu or light soya sauce
Juice from half a lemon
3cm piece of ginger, finely grated (optional)
- Cut the lettuce into little circular shapes that can fit in your hand.
- Assemble wrap by placing a slice of tomato on the lettuce, followed by avocado, onion, cilantro and then sesame seeds.
- Mix together the dipping sauce and then serve.