My favorite organic grocery store to shop at here in Edmonton, AB is Earth’s General Store; they always have unique ingredients I cannot find anywhere else. When I was taking Fundamentals of Raw Cuisine Level 1 through Matthew Kenney Academy, I was only able to find most ingredients required for the course at Earth’s General Store; thank goodness!
One of my favorite recipes from the Matthew Kenney Course where coconut wrappers made from coconut meat. I love a good wrap, but the only problem with making coconut wrappers is Thai Yong Coconuts are not easy to find in Edmonton, AB. Young Coconuts were only available at an organic grocery store this year for a couple of months, so when I saw these Paleo coconut wrappers at Earth’s General Store I was so excited!! I knew I had to make something super yummy with these!
I purchased some fresh dill from the farmer’s market so I decided to make a dill mayo and add colorful veggies, and yum these turned out amazing! I julienned some carrot, cucumber and red pepper, and then added sprouts and pea shoots which paired so well with the dill mayo. The dill mayo is super easy to make; soak macadamia nuts and blend with seasonings creating a dairy-free creamy spread.
Dill is actually on the list of the World’s Healthiest Foods! Here are just some of the health benefits this herb hast to offer.
7 Health Benefits of Dill:
- Digestion: the essential oils present in dill activate the secretion of bile and digestive issues.
- Insomnia: the essential oils present in dill activate secretion and enzymes which have calming and hypnotic effects aiding in a good night’s sleep.
- Diabetes: helps reduce insulin levels.
- Immune system: prevents microbial infections throughout the body.
- Hiccups: works as a sedative to help calm down hiccups due to allergies, hyperactivity, or nervous disorders.
- Arthritis: helps to reduce the inflammation and the associated pain of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and arthritis.
- Menstrual Disorders: the flavonoids in the essential oils in dill stimulate the secretion of certain hormones that help maintain proper menstrual cycles in women.
Read more from the source here.
Perfect for summer, these wraps are so light, refreshing and easy to make! The left over dill mayo is perfect as a vegetable dip and will keep in the fridge for three to five days. Happy creating and thank you for reading!
Cucumber Dill Veggie Wraps wrapped in Coconut Wrappers
- 1 red bell pepper julienne
- 2 large carrots julienne
- 1/2 cucumber julienne
- 1 cup pea shoots
- 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
- Soak macadamia nuts for 30 minutes, rinse and drain.
- Chop dill.
- Place all ingredients except dill in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl, add dill and mix gently.
- Spread dill mayo on wrap evenly leaving about 1 cm of space around the edges. (I like to use a lot)
- Layer veggies to your liking towards one end of the wrap, fold side edges and roll wrap. Cut in half and enjoy!