nori veggie wraps- my everyday staple

this isn’t so much a recipe as a suggestion because it’s so simple.   it’s also something i eat every single day.  i’m a creature of habit and when i find something i love i usually eat it non stop until the day comes when the idea of it turns my stomach.  i expect i’ll be eating one of these a day at least through august.  the perfect light and healthy meal for midday.  and, the secret ingredient gives it just the kick i need to fully satisfy.  {more after the jump, including an animation!}


hummus (recipe here)

1 carrot, peeled with a vegetable peeler into strands

leafy greens (spinach, baby kale, arugula all work great)

1/2 avocado

nori sheet (i love this brand)




as you can see from the animated gif above, it’s really simple to make these wraps.  pile it all in, roll it up and eat! and you can swap out ingredients, add in just about anything you love in your sandwich.  i do recommend staying away from things that have a high liquid content (like tomatoes, salad dressing, etc) as they can soak through the nori and get quite messy.  and my trick to get them to stay together beautifully is a very light smear of hummus along the edge.  it binds it all together when you wrap it up.

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  1. Hanna|

    Oh my, this sounds so yummy! I am currently zrying to switch around my diet a little bit and eat more plant-based food, this is perfect! The fact that it's fast and easy is a double-plus. now i only have to find nori at the supermarket…

  2. anna|

    love this idea! i also am a creature of [food] habit & am vegan, so lately it's been veggie stir-fry & quinoa. i'll have to add this into my repertoire 🙂


  3. kate|

    So…I always see recipes calling for 1/2 an avocado. Any advice on what to do with the other half if you aren't going to use it right away? I've tried leaving the pit in the unused half and wrapping it in saran wrap or putting it in something airtight and the surface turns brown. I've tried making guacamole and putting lime juice in it to save for later and it turns brown. Help me not eat an entire avocado every day out of desperation! 😉

    • Ralph R|

      Back when I used to eat avocados, I’d leave the pit in one half and then rub the cut surface of that half with lemom juice (you can use anything with a weak acid like any citrus juice, vinegars or even just an ascorbic acid solution).

      Another cool technique I discovered when I did a DuckDuckGo (Google) check to see if there are other techiniques which I didn’t know about was storing the avocado in a baggie or a rigid container with some *cut* onion. You want a good seal to keep the air out and the onion vapors in.

      Both work about as well as the other though the lemon juice will impart a sour flavor to the bit of avocado that was brushed with the lemon juice. Of course, you can also, just scrape off the oxidized brown avocado with the edge of a knife as the avocado underneath is still just fine.

  4. liza|

    Love the gif! So fun. The wraps look good too. : ) I've been pickling things like crazy since you posted the pickled onions, I think a spicy green bean or two would be super tasty in this wrap.

  5. Maddie|

    I just made these with rice paper rolls as I couldn't find nori sheets. LOVE. And I feel really really good. Thanks

  6. Nicole|

    I just have to tell you, I have been eating these for lunch at work and they are absolutely perfect for lunches! It makes me feel like I get sushi for lunch every day. 😉 Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Jenna|

    I made this yesterday along with the Kale/Noodle dish and they were a hit! I made 1 with the siracha and the other with a carrot ginger dressing. I can taste why you eat this everyday. Thank you for posting!

  8. Parkers Fancy|

    I love these. 1 is a snack, 2 is a meal! I also enjoy a small side of kimchi with this… so satisfying! Thanks Sarah!!

  9. Mere|

    I love this idea. I'm always looking for healthy but quick lunch options, especially since I try to limit my bread/grains, and this is ideal for my on-the-go lifestyle.

    Thanks for posting – and I love the how-to gif!

  10. Louise|

    Where did you get those beautiful gold dotted plates from please? I love them! Thanks 🙂

  11. Nikki|

    I must thank you for sharing this simple, yet delicious, nutritious meal! Some times it's easy to take our go-to meals for granted, forgetting that others could benefit from them.
    Since recently switching to a Primal lifestyle, I've struggled with easy lunches; one can only eat so much salad. But I'm like you; I'm pretty sure I'll be eating this everyday until my nori sheets run out! Woo hoo!

  12. Clint|

    Only thing missing is a strip of bacon, then it’s edible as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

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  14. Liz Menduke|

    Thanks for this great lunch idea. I made it today and it was really good!!