Zesty Orange Slaw Wraps: A Refreshing Summer Delight

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of good health must be in want of a delicious and nutritious meal. As a devotee to the vegan diet, I have entrenched myself in creating recipes that are not only healthy, but also scrumptious. Today, I present to you the Orange Slaw Wraps.

These raw vegan wraps are perfect for anyone looking for quick and easy lunch recipes that are packed with flavor and nutrients. The Orange Slaw Wraps are an excellent alternative to heavy and calorie-laden meals while maintaining a gratifying and filling dining experience.

The star of this dish is undoubtedly the orange slaw, composed of sweet oranges, crunchy napa cabbage, and zesty dill. Together, these ingredients create a vibrant rainbow veggie salad that pops with every mouthful. And when wrapped in fresh romaine leaves or kale salad, it becomes a satisfying wrap that will delight your taste buds.

This recipe is ideal for those who stick to a plant-based or raw food diet, catering to those who prioritize their health without compromising on taste. It’s quick and easy-to-make, too – perfect for those days when you’re pressed for time but still want to enjoy wholesome fare.

In conclusion, join me on this culinary journey into the world of delectable and nutrient-packed dishes with Orange Slaw Wraps. A recipe so delicious, even Mr. Darcy couldn’t resist it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Orange Slaw Wraps (Raw Vegan)
Orange Slaw Wraps (Raw Vegan)

If you’re looking for a fresh and healthy meal that is packed with flavor and nutrients, look no further than these Orange Slaw Wraps. As a vegan chef, I understand the importance of finding dishes that are both delicious and nourishing, and this recipe truly hits the mark.

Firstly, these wraps are completely raw, making them perfect for anyone following a raw food diet or simply looking for a lighter meal option. They are also vegan, which means they are free from any animal products and ideal for those on a plant-based diet.

What sets these wraps apart is the combination of crunchy napa cabbage and romaine leaves with the sweet, juicy oranges and tangy tahini dressing. The addition of hemp hearts adds a boost of protein and healthy fats, while the dill gives it a refreshing herbal note.

Not only are these wraps quick and easy to make, but they are also incredibly versatile. You can customize the fillings based on what you have on hand – try adding sliced bell peppers or jicama for an extra crunch, or swap out the orange slices for pineapple or mango.

Plus, by using lettuce or collard leaves as the wrap instead of bread, you’re cutting back on carbs and calories without sacrificing any flavor. This makes it a great option if you’re trying to eat healthier or lose weight.

So whether you’re in need of a refreshing lunch or a light dinner, these Orange Slaw Wraps are sure to satisfy your cravings while keeping you feeling amazing. Give them a try today!

Ingredient List

 Crunchy veggies, sweet oranges, and tangy dressing make these wraps a flavor-packed meal!
Crunchy veggies, sweet oranges, and tangy dressing make these wraps a flavor-packed meal!

Let’s dive into the ingredients of this orange slaw wrap recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Orange Slaw:

  • 3 navel oranges, juiced and zested
  • 1 small head of Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 cup of diced red bell peppers
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh dill
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped
  • ½ tsp of sea salt

For the Tahini Dressing:

  • ½ cup of tahini
  • Juice of one orange
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • Salt to taste

Additional Ingredients:

  • Romaine leaves or collard greens for wrapping
  • Sliced tomatoes and halved cherry tomatoes for garnishing
  • Hemp hearts for sprinkling

All ingredients are raw vegan friendly and packed with nutrients! Don’t worry about finding all these ingredients at once, as they are readily available at most grocery stores.

The Recipe How-To

 These vibrant orange slaw wraps bring sunshine to my plate and my mood.
These vibrant orange slaw wraps bring sunshine to my plate and my mood.

Preparing the Orange Slaw

  1. Begin by washing the napa cabbage, removing the end and any wilted leaves, roughly chop and place it into a big bowl.

  2. Next, add one whole diced orange, halved cherry tomatoes, and finely chopped dill to the bowl with cabbage.

  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons of tahini and salt to taste.

  4. Drizzle dressing over the bowl of cabbage and using tongs to mix everything together until everything is coated with the dressing.

  5. Sprinkle hemp hearts on top of the slaw mix for protein, healthy omega-3 fats, adding a delicious nutty flavor.

Assembling the Wrap

  1. Wash your lettuce or collard greens if using leafy green wraps, then pat them dry with paper towels.

  2. Lay down a leaf of lettuce or collard green then Scoop in a generous amount of orange slaw on top of each leaf.

  3. Slice a ripe small or medium avocado and place slices on top of the slaw.

  4. Add several slices of fresh ripe tomatoes over the avocado.

  5. Top it off with some diced jicama for an extra crunch, fold the bottom up first, then roll your wrap up tightly.

  6. Slice each down the center with a sharp knife if you want smaller size pieces or leave them uncut if you want it as a big lettuce wrap or burrito style.

Enjoy immediately while fresh, dipping sauce on this side is optional but highly recommended such as Thai peanut sauce or lime-tahini dipping sauce for more tangy flavor boost!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs bread when you can wrap your veggies in a crisp lettuce leaf?
Who needs bread when you can wrap your veggies in a crisp lettuce leaf?

Ah, dear reader, if you seek to embark on a culinary adventure, permit me to provide thee with several options to modify and diversify thy orange slaw wraps recipe.

Firstly, if ye prefer not to use the romaine leaves for wrapping, fret not, for there are alternative options such as lettuce wraps or collard greens. These green leaves will give a fresh, crunchy texture that complements well the creamy orange slaw.

Secondly, thou may tailor the slaw recipe to suit thy taste buds. For instance, try replacing the napa cabbage with shredded kale for a more earthy flavor or adding thinly sliced bell pepper for some sweetness and crispiness.

Furthermore, one can swap out the orange tahini dressing for a different sauce. The peanut sauce is an excellent option that goes perfectly with raw veggie wraps.

Finally, for the adventurous palate who craves bold flavors, add some Thai peanut chicken to make it a filling meal. However, if you remain committed to the vegan diet, simply replace the chicken with sliced avocado or pineapple.

In truth, dear reader, the possibilities are endless for substitutions and variations in this recipe. One can explore further by dehydrating some veggies or trying out different types of oranges like blood orange or mandarin oranges.

Take courage and experiment fearlessly!

Serving and Pairing

 These raw vegan wraps are refreshing, filling, and packed with nutrients.
These raw vegan wraps are refreshing, filling, and packed with nutrients.

In serving these delightful orange slaw wraps, place the romaine lettuce leaves on a platter and spoon the orange slaw mixture inside. The vibrant colors of this dish will make it a stunning centerpiece for any meal.

These wraps are versatile and can be served as light snacks, tasty appetizers or main courses. They are perfect for outdoor picnics, lunch boxes, social gatherings or family dinners.

Pair these delightful wraps with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice, iced tea or water with a slice of lemon. They also go well with a cup of herbal tea or coconut water.

For a complete meal, consider serving these wraps with some rainbow veggie kale salad on the side, featuring thinly sliced napa cabbage, bell peppers, jicama, and cherry tomatoes. Alternatively, add some vegan protein such as quinoa, tempeh or tofu to your wraps to make them heartier.

Lastly, don’t forget to create a dipping sauce that pairs perfectly with the orange tahini dressing in the wrap recipe. A great dipping sauce could be Thai peanut sauce using minced ginger, garlic soy sauce and lime juice for a tangy kick that complements the sweetness of the oranges.

These orange slaw wraps are not only delicious but also nutrient-dense and satisfying. They are perfect for those following a raw vegan or plant-based diet and can easily be dehydrated in a dehydrator for crispiness. Serve and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect meal for a hot summer day - light, refreshing, and delicious!
The perfect meal for a hot summer day – light, refreshing, and delicious!

As with most dishes, the Orange Slaw Wraps are perfect for making ahead of time. If you’re meal prepping and plan to have these wraps for lunch throughout the week, you can prepare them in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, keep the romaine leaves separate from the filling and assemble them just before eating to avoid sogginess.

When it comes to storing, these wraps should be stored as above – keep the romaine separate from the filling. You can store both in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. For optimal freshness, we recommend keeping the avocado separate until just before serving.

To reheat these slaw wraps is unnecessary as they taste best cold. However, you can warm up the filling slightly on low heat in a skillet or dehydrator (if you have one), but only do so sparingly so as not to overcook or lose any of the raw goodness that makes this dish so special.

These wraps are perfect for portable and healthy lunches and are even great for outdoor picnics or potlucks! Just pack everything separately and assemble when ready to eat.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These wraps are as colorful as they are healthy, with a rainbow of veggies from carrots to red cabbage.
These wraps are as colorful as they are healthy, with a rainbow of veggies from carrots to red cabbage.

To ensure the best results when making these delicious Orange Slaw Wraps, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

Firstly, it’s important to use fresh and high-quality ingredients when making this recipe. Fresh romaine leaves, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy Napa cabbage and flavorful dill are key components of this dish. Make sure to select ripe avocados and sweet oranges for a burst of citrusy goodness in every bite.

When making the Orange Slaw, make sure to chop the veggies thinly and consistently for even distribution of flavors. Use a mandolin or sharp knife to shred the cabbage and jicama finely. A food processor can also be used to slice these vegetables if you want to save some time.

Another tip is to let the slaw marinate in its dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and create a tastier dish overall. If possible, prepare the slaw ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to serve.

If you want to add some protein to your wraps, you can mix in some plant-based proteins such as cooked quinoa or black beans. For those who have a nut allergy, hemp hearts can be substituted for chopped nuts as they provide a similar texture and nutrient profile without the risk of triggering an allergic reaction.

Lastly, be creative with your wrap fillings! Experiment with different veggies such as bell peppers or collard greens, or try different dipping sauces such as Thai peanut sauce or orange tahini dressing. The possibilities are endless and can cater to any dietary preferences or taste preferences.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’re sure to achieve perfect results every time you make these delightful Orange Slaw Wraps. Enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Orange Slaw Wraps recipe is a must-try for any vegan or raw food enthusiast. With its refreshing burst of flavors and textures, it’s no wonder it has become one of my go-to lunch recipes.

The versatility of the recipe allows for substitutions and variations to suit individual preferences and dietary restrictions. Not only is it delicious, but it also packs a nutritional punch with its abundance of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.

By incorporating the Orange Slaw Wraps into your diet, you’re making a conscious decision to prioritize your health while still enjoying delicious food. So grab some romaine leaves, napa cabbage, and oranges – let’s get wrapping!

Orange Slaw Wraps (Raw Vegan)

Orange Slaw Wraps (Raw Vegan) Recipe

Quick, easy & very delicious!!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Raw Vegan
Calories 416.8 kcal


  • 3 oranges
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 sprigs dill
  • 1/2 head napa cabbage, finely sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 romaine leaves


  • Slice the peel off of the 3 oranges and then section them out and get rid of any seeds. Chope one orange into chunks and place the other two into the blender.
  • Add the avocado & dill to the oranges in the blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage, toss, add in the additional orange, and toss again.
  • Spoon this mixture into romaine leaves, top with tomato slices, wrap up and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2062gCalories: 416.8kcalCarbohydrates: 77.9gProtein: 25.1gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 1.3gSodium: 155.1mgFiber: 44.2gSugar: 33.3g
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