Kye’s, in Santa Monica, shares the secret to their amazing seaweed wrap.
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Even though it’s not always the healthiest of options, you can’t say that a sandwich isn’t the most convenient, easiest lunch option ever. We mean, there’s a reason your mom made you PB&J everyday for the first ten years of your life. And, why, in college, you ate a turkey wrap every single day of freshman year. Okay, fine, so now we’ve graduated to salads, the greener, more body-friendly lunch, but nothing beats the wrap-slash-sandwich for ease (and, let’s be honest, taste bud satisfaction). Cue Kye’s, our favorite guilt-free Los Angeles lunch spot, and their somewhat revolutionary nori wrap, which has all the nutritional value of even the most superfood-stuffed salad (see: hemp seeds; broccoli; lotus root) in the undeniable convenience of a wrap. It’s like going back to your turkey with iceberg and mustard days, but, like, a million times better.
One sheet of toasted Nori
1/2 cup of rice of choice (cooked)
1/2 cup of veg mix (recipe below)
2 tablespoons of dressing of choice
1/2 avocado, cubed
1 TB hemp seeds
4 TB sliced almonds
1 TSP black sesame seeds
Equal portions of:
Shredded green and purple cabbage
Julienned carrots, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and woodear
Small diced lotus root
ONE >> Place nori sheet on a cutting board or flat surface.
TWO >> Spread rice down center of the sheet and top with veg mix, dressing, avocado, hemp seeds, almonds, and black sesame seeds.
THREE >> Roll up tightly, wrap in wax paper and tape closed.
FOUR >> Enjoy immediately so the nori doesn't get soggy.