If you ask me, wraps are a great invention ! A hearty and filling, healthy lunch (or dinner) option, that you can mix with basically any ingredient you like. You can make cold or warm (I prefer) wraps. The other day I whipped up some filling for a wrap with the following ingredients from my fridge and pantry. I assure you, it was the best wrap I ever had! The saltiness of the tamari mixed with the crispiness of the vegan chick’pieces , the sweetness of the sweet peas and the slightly bitter taste of the kale: absolutely fabulous!
- 2 wraps (check the packaging for hidden animal ingredients), I like to use the brand Amaizin (bio shops in Belgium)
- Vegetarische Slager/ Vivera or Greenway chick’pieces (supermarket)
- A bunch of kale leaves
- 150 g of frozen sweet peas
- A dash or 2 of tamari or shoyu sauce
- Coconut oil
- Black pepper
- Asafetida powder (Indian shops)
For the tahini dressing
- ½ a cup of tahin (sesame paste)
- ¼ a cup of (filtered) water
- 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
- Wash and shred the kale leaves (use the stems for juicing for example).
- Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan or skillet.
- Add the vegan chick’pieces and stir-fry for a couple of minutes until they’re golden or crispy.
- Add a dash or two of tamari.
- Add the kale leaves and stir-fry for 5 to 8 minutes depending on how crispy you like your kale.
- Add the asafetida powder and mix with the other ingredients.
- In the meantime prepare your tahini sauce by mixing all of the ingredients in a blender (like Tribest) using the grinding blade. Add some more water if the sauce is too thick.
- Add the (semi-)thawed sweet peas and mix for 2-3 minutes until the peas are warm, season with some fresh black pepper.
- Put the 2 wraps on top of the mixture in the pan and put a lid on the pan, this way you warm up the wraps to perfection (max. 1 minute).
- Put the wraps on a (warm) plate, add some tahini then 2 to 3 spoons of the filling and add some more tahini (don’t fill them too much as everything will fall out 😉 speaking from experience).
- Serve warm.
Tip 1: You can make endless variations, or use leftovers in your wrap. The other day I had a wrap with oven roasted spicy cauliflower and avocado with tahini dressing, simply fabulous and ready in 2 minutes (time to warm up the cauliflower and wraps).
Tip 2: you can replace the vegan chick’pieces by (home-made) seitan or well marinated tofu or tempeh or pulses, ….
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति