Taste of Summer Wraps

Summertime heat can be searing in Arizona, even in the mountains of the northern part of the state.  Our intense sun makes me want to hike earlier in the day, have extra fluids at the ready at all times, and use the stove less!  The idea for these super-simple wraps came about on one of our recent scorchers.

Owing to its combination of flavors and textures, this wrap is bursting with freshness.Β  A couple of these tasty treats make for a nice lunch, picnic meal, or travel snack.Β  They’d also be great to put in your backpack before hitting the trail.

The assortment of colorful veggies in these wraps provide many benefits of eating the rainbow.  And raw veggies, as I explained in another summer recipe, are much more nutrient-dense, hydrating, and alkalizing than cooked.  Plus, if you serve these wraps with berries and green tea, you have covered all of the 6 tastes, which should leave you feeling satiated for hours.  

This recipe was inspired in part by this formula from Clean Eating Online.

Yield: 2 – 3 Servings

Ingredients (use organic or non-GMO whenever possible)
1/2 medium baked sweet potato
1/2 avocado
1 small shallot, chopped
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt, or to taste
4 – 6 butter lettuce leaves (or wraps of your choosing)
8 – 12 asparagus spears, trimmed
1/2 medium yellow squash, cut into thin strips
1/4 head red cabbage, sliced thin
1/4 bulb fennel, sliced thin
2 medium carrots, shredded
3 – 4 stems basil, leaves removed

Spin the first 4 ingredients (1/2 of baked sweet potato through salt) in a small food processor until smooth. Taste the sauce for salt, adding more if necessary.

Slather the sauce onto one side of each butter lettuce leaf. Add a bit of all of the veggies, making sure not to skimp on the fennel or basil. Roll up & enjoy this healthy, delicious creation! (Wrap in wax paper for taking on picnics, road trips, hikes, etc.)

69 thoughts on “Taste of Summer Wraps

  1. A super tasty post! I love the idea of eating the rainbow especially on a hot summer’s day. Unfortunately, we’ve not been having a good summer so far: cool, windy and more wind and of course rain! We’re still eating porridge at breakfast! πŸ₯£ Seriously! Great post, Lisa! Have a wonderful weekend πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

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  2. oh this is gorgeous Lisa and every color of the rainbow like we should always be eating! I love it! And not only that but jam packed with nutrition and sooo much energy with the green tea. I love it!!! Thank you dear friend!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  3. You write “The assortment of colorful veggies in these wraps provide many benefits” – Bri brain translates it to “The assortment of colorful veggies in these wraps scares the crap out of me” hehehehe. Someday.. someday.

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  4. I absolutely agree with a wrap filled with fresh veggies during summer time! That is one of our favourite snacks to go to when we’re hiking (we normally prepare these at home) … I can’t wait for summer to induldge in raw veggie wraps again (sometimes we include smoked chicken ☺️) … but for now, we’re enjoying healthy and hearty soups during our winter.

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      1. Oh, I’m afraid not that cold 🀭. In Langebaan, our hometown, it gets “pretty cold” … like 16 degrees Celsius. But where we live now, it’s a little bit warmer – around 19/20 degrees Celsius. The past weekend it was 26 degrees Celsius!
        Well, maybe I shouldn’t complain about a cold winter πŸ˜‰.


  5. Such a lovely and colourful meal Lisa, thank you for sharing, it looks delicious ❀ I will most definitely try your great idea during our warmer days. We in our winter season, but it did not stop me from enjoying those colours in a hot cooked pasta dish for dinner last night, plus I had some left overs for lunch today.

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  6. Wow, Lisa, that’s a great way to use veggies. I’m such a soup person, I haven’t done wraps. I’ve linked this page to my post today to invite any bloggers we might not know in the area to meet us for lunch so that they can contact any one of us.

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  7. Such a colorful bounty! Hey Lisa, thank you so much for the comment you left on my post with the pictures and artwork I made. It really makes my day. For some reason, I couldn’t reply to your sweet comment on my post. So, I wanted to tell you on here. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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