lettuce burritos

Friday Burritos

Lunch prep, again? Sometime I really can’t be bothered with this in the morning. Then I remember that I don’t really eat if I don’t take it in with me. Then after answering ‘maybe sometimes…’ to Frederick Patenaude’s question as to whether Raw Foodists Have an Eating Disorder like OrthorexiaI decided to get off my butt and make it.

I got a few new recipe books recently, and among them was Erica Palmcrantz’s Raw Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day. I like it because it’s designed for one to two people so the portions are a good size (I’m usually hungry enought to eat two portions anyway or take leftovers for lunch the next day), it’s simple, it has lots of photographs. She’s also hot, blond and Swedish. What’s not to love?!

Hmmm. I digress….

Anyway, I had flicked through on the weekend and the Friday Burritos jumped out at me. On my weekend trip to the market I bought an avocado, which coincidently wasn’t ripe until today, and the cutest little bunch of radishes. The rest of the ingredients are fairly standard were a part of the regular shop.  And the best thing about this recipe (apart from the fact it’s TASTY, is that you don’t need any fancy ‘raw’ kitchen gadgets so there’s no excuse not to try :)


  • Romaine lettuce leaves (or whatever lettuce tickles your fancy)
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 3 radishes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 inch of a leek, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tamari (I used Nama Shoyu)
  • Dried chili flakes to taste
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • Alfalfa sprouts


  • Wash and dry lettuce leaves and set aside
  • Stir radishes, pepper, tomato, sun-dried tomato, leek and parsley into the mashed avocado and season with tamari,  lime juice and chili flakes
  • Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and top with sunflower seeds and alfalfa sprouts – I actually just threw everything into a bowl (sans alfalfa sprouts) and mixed it all together and it seemed to work ok
  • Wrap and eat

Note: this recipe is great because you don’t have to follow it to the letter… put in what ever you have available, mix it up, add some spicyness and you’re good to go!

YUM, thanks Erica!


Guide: raw vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | nut-free | sweetener-free | soy-free

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