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Raw Curried Cashew Chard Wraps

19 Comments 30 April 2011

Raw Curried Cashew Chard Wraps

April was an inspirational month, and I’ve had several inspirations for today’s lunch recipe. Thank you, Brittany of Real Sustenance for creating April in the Raw.  (It was so amazing to meet Brittany in person this weekend!  If you’re wowed by her recipes, just wait for her cookbook!)  April in the Raw was an incredible adventure filled with flavor, color, new foods, and nutrient-rich recipes!  Thank you, Robyn Boyd, author of Rawsome Recipes, for introducing me to nut pates, which is the base for today’s wraps.  And thank you, Valerie of City Life Eats for taking me out of my lunch ruts and reminding me that chard leaves are durable and delicious enough to be used as wraps.

When I discovered this incredible combination, I finally realized that raw didn’t have to be such a struggle.  This lunch wasn’t just delicious and satisfying.  It was incredibly easy to make.  All it took was a quick whirling of cashews and sunflower seeds in the food processor mixed with several of my favorite spices, and a quick washing and slicing of a few veggies and a mango, and an inspired lunch was ready for the next three days.

A feast for the eyes and the palate.

Raw Curried Cashew Chard Wraps
by Heather


  • 1 c. raw cashews
  • 1c. raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 mango (1/2 sliced thinly and 1/2 chopped)
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T. water (or more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6-8 Swiss chard leaves


1.  Place cashews and sunflower seeds in a food processor and chop until chunky.

2.  Add spices, lemon juice, water, and half of the mango roughly chopped.

3.  Puree until desired texture is achieved.  If it’s too thick, add more water.

4.  Place swiss chard leaves on a flat surface and spread with curried cashew pate.

5.  Layer with sliced cucumbers and thinly sliced mango.

Makes 6-8 wraps

What are your favorite wraps?

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19 Comments so far

  1. why have I never thought of just tying my chard wraps? Here are I am trying to twist and fold them and I could have just been tying the darn things. I’m glad you’ve had such a great time on your raw adventure!!

    • Heather says:

      I think I got the tying idea from Valerie! The raw adventure was amazing. It has definitely had a major impact on my diet and the way I think about nutrients.

  2. Betsy says:

    I am so glad that I saw this recipe before doing my shopping for the week. If I can find everything, I am going to make it tomorrow for Meatless Monday.

    Hope you are having fun at the conference! I am so jealous reading everyone’s tweets. :)

  3. Shu Han says:

    I really like the idea of chard wraps! I did greek-style dolmades using collard greens as wraps recently, and seeing your post has inspired me to start looking at all things leafy as possible wrappers hehe!

  4. Kalinda says:

    Hi Heather,

    I couldn’t find your contact info anywhere, so I’m asking here.

    I recently started a weekly gluten-free, vegetarian recipe roundup. I plan to include these wraps this week. If you want, I’d be happy to include one of the pictures from the post. In general I think people are more interested in recipes if they can see a picture. But it’s your picture, I figured I’d ask and see if it was ok with you first.

    Just shoot me an email.


  5. Ricki says:

    I have chard sitting in my fridge right now, and it is waiting just for this! They are beautiful. And I’m sure you’ve tried collard wraps, too, by now–but if not, wow, are you in for a treat! Just replace your chard w/ raw collards–another heavenly combination!

  6. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    I just saw this recipe on Diane’s Friday link party! This my vote for the week.

    These are beautiful and I LOVE the raw cashew curry!! So smart.

    Have a great week.


  7. Vicky says:

    I love this recipe and it looks so colourful! Definitely pinning it!

  8. Lylia says:

    what are you tying the swiss chard wraps up with??? twine?


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