Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fresh Veggie Wrap w/Peanut Sauce

The internet is a wealth of foodie inspiration!  I'm not sure why, but I always struggle with ideas for summer dishes.  I'm more into warm foods that requires the oven to heat up my house.  On a 90+ degree day, I like to avoid that if possible!  

I wasn't sure exactly what to make for dinner (totally unlike me, but that's another story!), but then I came across a post from some fitness gals that I follow online where they shared some wraps they bought from Whole Foods.  I don't have a Whole Foods around my area, but I've heard good things.  They showed a picture of the wrap and a few details about what was in them.  It sounded delicious and it was (or, *is*).   Below is my version!

Fresh Veggie Wrap w/Peanut Sauce
(Yields 4 servings)
For the Peanut Sauce (adapted from here)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp ground ginger

For the Fresh Veggie Wrap
2 carrots, grated (about 1 cup)
1 small cucumber, diced
3/4 cup shredded cabbage
1 avocado, sliced
4 tortilla wraps

For the Peanut Sauce:
Place all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan and heat over medium heat.  

Once mixture starts to bubble, reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens, stirring  frequently.  

Once thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool off a bit.

For the Fresh Veggie Wrap:
Place carrots, cucumber and cabbage in a large bowl.  

Add peanut sauce and stir to combine.  

Scoop mixture into wraps and top with sliced avocado.  

You can pair this dish with some fresh, sauted veggies on the side.  I had mine with fresh corn on the cob and it was a nice, satisfying meal!


Anonymous said...

doesn't soy sauce have msg in it?

Christine said...

Hello and thank you for your comment! The homemade soy sauce does not contain MSG.