Can I make you lunch?
That’s a normal question, right? Most people would be happy to have someone make them lunch! My youngest son however, is overly cautious. Growing up with a food blogger Mom has made him both enthusiastic and wary. His answer was “What do you want me to try?” Sheesh! What kind of attitude is that? Of course, I had to be careful with my answer. Lunch will be roasted Nori sheets with fresh, organic herbs and vegetables. It’s a meatless lunch that could be met with complaints from a hungry 19-year-old! So, I told him he was getting: “shredded raw Diakon (it’s a japanese radish – which he’s only had pickled before), thick slices of avocado, all wrapped in seaweed.”
That brought him out of his room pretty quickly. “What?”
“You’ll like them, I promise!”
I already had the Nori sheets filled with Diakon, avocado and veggies ready for him to taste!
These Organic Nori Hand Rolls brought a fun new twist to a traditional lunch. Adding only the best and freshest ingredients makes all the difference. Speaking of only the best and the freshest, Organic Girl Greens sent me their Baby Greens and Fresh Herb Mix to sample. This mix contains baby Bok choy leaves, baby chard, tango, baby arugula, mizuna, cilantro and sweet italian parsley! It was perfect inside these hand rolls. The herbs completely brighten the flavors of the veggies, plus, Organic Girl is a company I trust. Not to sound like a commercial, but out of all the greens we’ve had in our house, theirs is the best.
To make your own rolls (for hungry teenagers or not!) you should be able to find Roasted Nori (seaweed) sheets in your local grocery store or local health food store. Mine were at my local market down the “international food aisle.” At only 10 calories per sheet, Nori wraps are a healthier option than regular bread!
For these wraps, I layered shredded Diakon, shredded carrots, slices of fresh avocado, organic sprouts and Organic Girls Baby Greens with Herbs all on top of each other at a slight angle.
Don’t skimp on the fillings either! Everything ingredient is good for you. Don’t feel bad about piling on the veggies!
When all your ingredients are assembled, dress with just a little lime juice to enhance the avocado and cilantro and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to bring out the briny flavor of the Nori.
Roll the Nori, much the same way you’d roll up a burrito, leaving one end open!
These are so easy to assemble. You can take them to work or send them to school for a healthy lunch option. The teenager declared he would eat them again and didn’t even miss having meat for lunch! That folks, is a win-win!
Organic Nori Hand Rolls
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 roll
4 sheets Nori (roasted seaweed)
1 cup shredded Diakon radish
1 cup shredded Carrots
2 cups sprouts
2 small avocados, sliced
2 cups Organic Girl Greens and Fresh Herbs Mix
Juice of one small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Lay one Nori sheet, shiny side down, on a dry cutting board.
Layer with 1/4 cup shredded Diakon, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1/2 cup sprouts, slices from half of one avocado, 1/2 cup Organic Girl Greens and Fresh Herbs Mix.
Be sure to remove any tough stems from the Greens and Herbs mix.
Drizzle with 1/4 of lime juice.
Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Fold the bottom right corner of the Nori sheet over the filling.
Fold the bottom left corner of the Nori sheet upward over the right corner.
Roll the entire thing to the right, wrapping the top right corner over the filling to close.
You can use a tiny bit of water on your fingertip to seal the sheet to itself.
Repeat with the remaining three rolls!
To find out more about Organic Girl Greens, check out their website at: www.iloveorganicgirl.com