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Orange Sesame Veggie Wraps: Fresh and tasty tofu, pickled veggies, and tahini sauce wrapped in collard greens.
When I started seeing burritos and wraps using collard greens in place of tortillas or flatbread, I must admit to being a bit skeptical. Could a dark leafy green really take the place of my beloved flatbread? It took me a while to give this a try, but when I did I was instantly converted.
Collard greens may look intense, but they are actually fairly tender and have a surprisingly mild taste. I especially love them with fillings that are extra fatty and indulgent. Carnitas, for example, loves being paired with something light and crispy like green leaves. The combination reminds me of another plant-based favorite, jicama tortillas!
The inspiration for the fillings in my Orange Sesame Veggie Wraps recipe came from NAKANO® Rice Vinegars. This kitchen classic is now available in seven different varieties – two of which are organic! I tried out Roasted Garlic NAKANO® Rice Vinegar to make my Orange Sesame Tofu wraps.
The sweet and sour flavor was perfect for brightening up plain tofu and making a batch of crispy quick pickles. NAKANO® Rice Vinegar is great for adding splashes of fat-free, low-calorie flavor to your meals. I love drizzling it onto salads and sprinkling it over noodles or rice bowls.
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I’m excited to try some of the other new flavors. Have you used any of them? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought.
My Orange Sesame Veggie Wraps recipe includes three different components, marinated tofu, quick pickles, and a simple tahini sauce. Feel free to substitute any of these with something ready-to-go if you are short on time. Baked tofu is a favorite time-saver of mine that would do great in this wrap – but any cooked protein would do fine.
Orange Sesame Tofu
Makes 8 ounces
- 8 ounces hard/firm tofu
- 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup Garlic Nakano Rice Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons minced/grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Combine orange juice concentrate, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and turmeric in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Drain water from tofu and slice into flat squares. Place tofu in tight fitting container and pour marinade over it. Soak for 2 – 4 hours.
- Heat skillet to medium-high. Add oil, then place tofu onto skillet. Fry tofu for about five minutes, then flip and fry for another 5 minutes. Tofu should be crusty and brown.
Rice Vinegar Quick Pickles
Makes 1 cup
- 1/2 cup Nakano Rice Vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 whole star anise
- shredded carrot
- shredded cabbage
- Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and spices in a small saucepan and bring to boil.
- Stir to dissolve salt and sugar, and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Place veggies in a heatproof bowl or jar. Pour brine over veggies.
- Allow veggies to cool to room temperature, then store them in fridge for 1-2 weeks.
Orange Tahini Sauce
Makes about 1/4 cup
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons warm water, as needed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Whisk ingredients together. Add water until you get a nice, smooth consistency. (The amount will vary depending on the brand of tahini used.) Add salt to taste.
Orange Sesame Veggie Wraps
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