This was such a simple and delicious raw vegan lunch that anyone can make. The best part about nori and dip is that you can mix and match with such a wide variety of ingredients that the possibilities are virtually endless. I like to make sure that I buy organic, raw nori sheets, available at most health food stores or online raw food stores. For this raw nori roll lunch, I combined it with this oil-free Celery Orange Dressing.
As a Holistic Nutritionist, I recommend to my clients to steer clear of all oils because not only are they refined food products they’re also 100% fat! Despite some oils being touted as “heart healthy”, they can easily add unnecessary calories to your day, weighing in at about 120 calories for every tablespoon of oil. Fat eaten in excess will wreak havoc on your health – and your waistline. I’ve noticed huge benefits from dropping pure fat oils from my diet and have been loving my new vegetable or fruit based salad dressings.
Oil Free Celery Orange Salad Dressing Recipe
- For this dressing, you will need a high powered blender, like the Vita-mix or Blendtec.
Raw Ingredients and Preparation Method
- 3 Celery stalks
- 1 -2 oranges
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 3 Tablespoons of hemp seed
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 1 date
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Wrap whatever veggies you like into a nori roll. I love to stuff as many leafy greens as I possibly can into a wrap. I also like to add some celery, red pepper, sprouts, fresh or sundried tomato, and just a sliver of avocado. Sometimes I even like to finely slice organic dried figs and make a thin row of those in the nori roll as well.
Dip your wrap in the dressing and enjoy!
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Have fun with all the endless possibilities that raw, living food has to provide!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,
Laura Dawn, Registered Holistic Nutritionist