Have you ever tried flaxseed wraps? If not you are missing something! It's not only delicious, it's also healthy and requires just ground flaxseeds and water!
Before diving into this recipe, I wanted to let you know that I just released my first video! Have you seen it?! I wanted to get into food videos for a long time but never took the time to actually do it. Since you guys loved my vegan cultured butter I thought it would be great for a first video, plus it tastes awesome and can replace regular butter everywhere! It spreads, melts, and bake perfectly. So if you haven’t checked it out yet you can find the video on Youtube or on the Vegan Cultured Butter recipe page. Hope you guys will like it! Stay tuned for more videos! 😉
Okay now back to these wraps. What we have here are SUPER FLAVORFUL flaxseed wraps loaded with shredded carrots, marinated tofu, avocado, red bell peppers, and a sweet and spicy peanut butter coconut sauce. It's packed with protein, fiber, flavor AND texture!
Please don't get scared by the ingredient list, it's mostly spices and ingredients you probably already have on hand. This recipe is easy and comes together in less than one hour!
Making the wraps is very easy and requires just ground flax seeds and water as the base. For more flavor, I also added spices to the wraps themselves. For a subtle Thai flavor I went with ground ginger, coriander, and garlic.
You start by combining the ground flaxseeds with the spices and salt. If you don't have ground flaxseeds on hand you can make your own! Just grind golden flaxseeds in a blender until it looks like a fine meal.
The next step is to bring water to a boil, remove from heat and immediately add the ground flaxseeds. Mix using a wooden spoon until it forms a ball. You will end up with a slightly sticky and soft dough.
Then you divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll out each into a thin round. I made my wraps the size of a taco but you can definitely make them larger if you want. Cooking the wraps is very quick as it requires only about 1 minute of cooking per side.
The result is soft and pliable wraps with a garlicky flavor. If you are wondering, they do have a flaxseed flavor if you taste them alone but you won't be able to taste it once they are filled.
Now onto the filling! Spinach for the greens, avocado for the healthy fats, tofu for more protein, red bell pepper and red cabbage for a crunch, and grated carrots for sweetness. Feel free to use whatever you have in your refrigerator, the filling is fully customizable! I would still recommend to not omit the carrots as they provide sweetness and crunchiness.
Top with fresh cilantro, or basil if you are not a fan of cilantro.
Obviously, the sauce is the star of this recipe (well, the flaxseed wraps are too!). Making the sauce consists of mixing together peanut butter with lime juice, coconut yogurt, maple syrup, soy sauce, and sriracha. It results in a sweet, salty, and spicy sauce. If you want you can also add some freshly chopped ginger for more freshness.
Great for meal prep, perfect for a grab-n-go lunch, easy to prepare and packed with flavor, these wraps surely won't disappoint!
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
Spicy Thai Flaxseed Wraps
- 1 and ½ cup ground golden flaxseeds
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
Spicy Peanut Coconut Sauce
- 5-6 large spinach leaves
- 3 carrots grated
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- ½ cup shredded red cabbage
- a handful of cilantro
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds, garlic, ginger, coriander, and salt. Set aside.
- Heat the water in a saucepan over medium heat. As soon as it's boiling, remove from heat and add the ground flaxseeds to the saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, stir until it forms a ball. This step will take about 30 seconds. Let the dough cool for 2-3 minutes in the saucepan.
- Divide the dough into 6 balls. If you want larger wraps, just make 4 balls. Place one ball on a silpat or parchment paper. Top with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out the dough into a 1/16-inch (2mm) thick round. Use a knife to cut the edges and make a perfect round.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the flaxseed wrap for about 1 minute on each side. Repeat with the other wraps. Once all the wraps are cooked, stack them on a plate.
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Cut the tofu into long strips (fries shape) and place them in a baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, maple syrup, oil, and ground chili. Pour the sauce over the tofu strips and flip each tofu strip to make sure it's well coated with the sauce.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the peanut coconut sauce and chop the vegetables.
Spicy Peanut Coconut Sauce
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed, adding more sriracha for spiciness, maple syrup for sweetness, or coconut yogurt if the sauce is too thick.
- Start by preparing the vegetables: finely grate the carrots and cut the avocado, red bell pepper, and red cabbage into thin slices.
- Place one or two leaves of spinach on top of a wrap. Add about ¼ cup grated carrots, 3 slices of avocado, one strip of tofu, a few strips of red bell pepper and red cabbage. Top with fresh cilantro and drizzle with about 3 tablespoons of the peanut coconut sauce. Fold the two opposite sides of the wrap over the filling and tie with a string. Repeat with the other wraps.
- These wraps can be eaten cold or at room temperature. They will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.