These raw nori wraps are as fresh as they look and the best part is that they are so simple.
The beet dipping sauce look so stunning, with a taste to match. I love the sharpness of the capers in there, it’s just so prefect with the basil leaves in the nori wraps themselves.
I’ve used pea shoots as the main greens in these rolls, but you can use any small salad leaf that takes your fancy. If you’re making these in the morning to take to work or out and about with you, to eat after a few hours, it’s important the greens are dry, so they won’t cause the nori to split.
Nori Wraps for Lunch
If you wanted to make these a little more ‘meaty’ you could put some marinated mushrooms in there. You could use the marinated mushrooms from this recipe. Those mushrooms are dehydrated, but you don’t have to do that step if you don’t want to.
Is Nori Nutritious?
I like to think of any seaweed as a sea vegetable, so in that sense, yes, they are very nutritious. They are full of minerals, such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
Related: Nori Nutrition
Is Nori Vegetarian?
Yes! Nori is vegan and vegetarian. In fact in can be a place where vegans and vegetarians can get some of the nutrients that are only available in fish and a few other places.
How Many Calories Are in Nori Wraps?
You’ll see below that each nori wrap has just xx calories. The nori is such a great wrap alternative, because it’s full of vitamins, but yet has very little calorie content.
Simple Raw Nori Wraps with Beet Dipping Sauce
Nutrition (For one serving)
- ¾ cup cashews
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 raw beetroot peeled
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons capers
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tbsp miso
- 6 nori sheets
- 5 ozs pea shoots
- 1 oz basil
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 bell pepper
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Place a nori sheet shiny side down on a chopping board.
- Load up with a handful of pea shoots or greens and some basil leaves.
- Cut the pepper, cucumber and avocado into strips. I like to deseed the cucumber too.
- Lay some of the pepper, cucumber and avocado strips in the middle of the pea shoots.
- Roll tightly, sealing the edge with a little water or lemon juice.
- Cut in two and serve with the beet dip.