Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thai Vegetable Wraps

Thai Vegetable Wraps

1/2 cup chopped raw cashews
1 T. sesame oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/3 maple syrup
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 T. chopped ginger
1 T. chopped red chile
2 T. soy sauce
1 cup almond butter
1/2 head of cabbage
6 large collard green leaves
1 mango cut into strips
1 big carrot cut into thing sticks
A bit of cilantro, basil and mint


1. Mix the cashews, sesame oil and salt in a bowl and set aside for later.

2. In a blender puree the ginger, lemon juice, maple syrup, soy sauce and red chile. Add the almond butter and if you need to some water so you can get a batter like consistency.

3. Cut up the cabbage and add in the almond butter mixture. Toss well so it is combined well.

4. Take your collard green, cut out the center rib and divide the leaf in half with a knife. With the underside facing up spread out all your leaves. Then put a few tablespoons of the cabbage mixture across the bottom third of the leaf leaving 1 inch at the bottom clear. Then take your cashew mixture and put some on top. Then lay sticks of carrot, mango and some sprouts on top. Next put on some of the basil, cilantro and mint.

5. Fold the bottom of the leaf up and over the filling really tightly and tuck the leaf under the filling and roll forward. Put the roll seam side down on your pretty serving plate to serve with dipping sauce (recipe below).

Dipping Sauce

4 T maple syrup
2 T soy sauce
2 T olive oil
Bit of salt

Mix all ingredients really well

Recipe and photo courtesy Vanessa Brown of


Mama Bird said...

Sounds awesome! I have never thought of adding maple syrup to the soy for a dipping sauce! I will give it a shot! Would love you to link up to my whatcha cooking wed recipe swap!

Anonymous said...

These sound really good. Thanks for posting something so light and springy. Can't wait to try them. My thoughts are with Stephanie this week - I hope she's doing well!

Gabrielle said...

these look delicious- I love the idea of using collard greens to wrap everything up. hope stephanie is back home and cooking soon!

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Ash said...

I can't even tell you how excited I was to see this recipe pop up in my google reader!

I heard about using a collard green leaf for a wrap for the first time the other day. It sounded awesome and I have been meaning to look up a recipe. Now I have one!

Love it when things work out that way. Looking forward to trying this.

ShopHotPinkDiaries said...

mmmmmm look n sound divine!!! thanks for sharing!! :)