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Spicy Mango Chili Wraps

Spicy Mango Chili Wraps 6.000

Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post

Weeknight Vegetarian Aug 22, 2016

These are easy to make, super-crunchy, messy and fun -- a good no-bake dinner (or party) food. Note that because the cabbage leaves get smaller as you get closer to the core, some of these wraps will be bigger and some much smaller. The recipe is highly adaptable; keep the filling as it is but add whatever crunchy seasonal vegetables appeal to you: Snow peas and cucumber would make a fine addition or substitution, and you can use an apple or pear instead of the jicama.

Total time: 40 mins

Storage Notes: Refrigerate the filling for up to 2 days.

6 - 8

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Tested size: 6-8 servings

  • For the filling
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/3 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • For assembly
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, leaves separated
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 medium bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/2 small jicama, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks (may substitute 1 small Granny Smith apple or Asian pear)
  • Flesh of 2 small mangoes, thinly sliced
  • Handful bean sprouts


For the filling: In a food processor, combine the walnuts, maple syrup, almond butter, lemon juice, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and salt; puree until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes and the cashews and pulse a few times, but try to keep those pieces chunky. Taste and add more salt and pepper flakes, as needed, pulsing once or twice or stirring to combine. The filling should have the consistency of very chunky nut butter.

When you're ready to assemble the wraps, transfer cabbage leaves to plates or a platter. Spoon a few tablespoons of the filling down the center of each one (more on the bigger ones and less on the smaller ones). Arrange the carrot, bell pepper, jicama, mango and sprouts on top of each and serve.

Recipe Source

Adapted from "Raw. Vegan. Not Gross: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat," by Laura Miller (Flatiron Books, 2016).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 330

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 20g 31%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 270mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates: 34g 11%

Dietary Fiber: 6g 24%

Sugar: 20g

Protein: 9g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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