Nori Wraps with Lettuce, Carrot, Sunflower Seeds and Sesame Dressing

This is one of my favorite snacks. And guess what?

This is also one of my 6-year old son’s favorite afternoon snacks! He just LOVES it. I guess it’s because of the crunchiness of the nori sheet and the saltiness of the sesame dressing…

Anyway, this snack, which could also make for a great lunch actually, is highly nutritious, super healthy, and really tasty. I don’t remember how I came up with this recipe but it ended up being one of our favorites at home.


Makes 2 wraps – Prep. time 20 min
2 nori sheets
1 large carrot
1 handful lettuce leaves
1 tbsp sunflower seeds

For the Japanese sesame dressing:
3 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp sake
4 tbsp mirin
3 tbsp (45ml) shoyu (Japanese soy sauce)
4 tbsp white sesame seeds, raw, ground

First, make the sesame dressing: mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Sesame seeds can be ground with an electric grinder or a mortar. If you don’t have sake on hand, just omit it or replace with 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar.

Grate the carrot.

Wash the lettuce leaves and chop coarsely.

Place the nori sheet on a kitchen board.

Add some sesame dressing and spread over the sheet with the back of a spoon.

Then, add half the chopped lettuce leaves, then half the grated carrot, then half the sunflower seeds.

Here is what it will look like:


Now roll everything together tightly, and you’ve got your yummy nori wrap!


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