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  • 2/3 cups almonds (soaked overnight in 2 cups water)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 6 teaspoons fresh lime juice (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (divided)
  • 2 ripe avocados (peeled and pitted)
  • 3 carrots (grated)
  • 2 red bell peppers (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 bunch watercress ( upper stems and leaves only)
  • 4 ounces pea shoots or daikon radish sprouts (or both)
  • 4 ounces bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch scallions (thinly sliced on a sharp diagonal)
  • 8 large very fresh Swiss chard leaves (cut in half lengthwise and center rib removed)

Swiss Chard Raw Wrap

Alan Roettinger | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 8 people
  • Calories per serving: 211

This may look complicated, but it’s truly quick and easy.

The only step that takes forethought (besides the shopping) is soaking the almonds overnight. The rest is a breeze, and it’s a fun snack, even for kids.

Staff Favorite, Gluten Free, Vegan

  1. Drain almonds thoroughly and place in a food processor, along with oil, basil, 4 teaspoons lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Process until well chopped and nearly smooth. Scrape into a small bowl, cover, and set aside.
  2. Place avocado flesh in a bowl, along with remaining 2 teaspoons lime juice and salt; mash to a smooth purée. Cover and set aside.
  3. Place grated carrot, red bell pepper, watercress, pea shoots or radish sprouts, bean sprouts, and scallions separately on a platter. Place chard leaves on a second platter. Serve with almond and avocado mixtures. Invite everyone to spread a small amount of avocado mixture on the underside of a Swiss chard leaf, place a nugget of almond mixture at one end, and then add small amounts of whichever vegetable fillings they choose; roll up and eat.

PER SERVING: 211 cal, 12g fat (7g mono, 4g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 9g protein,  20g carb, 8g fiber, 269mg sodium

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