Filled with crunchy raw vegetables and served with a cashew dipping sauce, these gluten-free, paleo and vegan Thai vegetable coconut wraps make an easy and delicious lunch, snack or dinner.
If you’re looking for a healthy, light, vegetable-filled meal idea then you’ll want to give these Thai vegetable coconut wraps a try. Crisp, crunchy and loaded with raw vegetables and fresh herbs, they make a great lunch or light dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
When the days are long and hot a recipe that doesn’t heat up the kitchen really comes in handy. So when I’ve had my fill of salads, I make wraps.
Throwing together a vegetable wrap is easy and always satisfying. There’s really very little effort involved, but what you get is something filled with lots of flavors and textures. They also make a great picnic food since they’re portable and only require your fingers as utensils.
These particular Thai vegetable coconut wraps are filled with shreds of zucchini, carrot, red cabbage, cilantro and green onions for plenty of freshness and crunch. The dipping sauce is a spicy/sweet Thai-inspired cashew sauce with fresh ginger and lime juice. The wraps I like to use are coconut wraps which have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that works well with the vegetables and sauce. They also happen to be gluten-free, paleo and vegan.
Tips for making the wraps:
Both the sauce and vegetables can be prepared ahead to save on time, so all you have left to do is roll before serving. The sauce is quickly whisked together by hand, while the zucchini and carrots can either be julienned or spiralized to create long strands. I find a julienne peeler does the job quickly and easily. As for the cabbage a sharp knife or a mandoline will give you a fine shred.
A little water around the edges of the coconut wraps will help to seal the wraps and keep the filling from falling out.
If you aren’t a fan of cilantro, replace it with baby spinach.
Finally, a sprinkling of chopped cashews makes a nice finish if you have some.
More wraps to enjoy this summer:
- Cucumber, Carrot and Kelp Noodle Lettuce Wraps (Raw, Paleo, Vegan)
- Raw Paleo Falafel Wraps with Parsley Tahini Sauce
- Vegetable Nori Wraps with Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce (Raw, Vegan, Grain-Free, Paleo)