delicious nori burritos

Attention all vegans, vegetarians, and people with allergies to egg, wheat, gluten, nuts — you get the idea. I discovered this little ocean vegetable, Nori, in the health food store a couple of weeks ago, and it’s delicious. It’s the same seaweed used in Sushi, so I suppose if you don’t like Sushi or California rolls, you may decide to pass this one up. Otherwise, they’re fast, delicious, and really nutritious. You can fill it with whatever you choose; I opted for some of my favorite veggies: peppers, onions, spinach, and avocado. I’m sure a grain would taste perfect, too.

servings: 2 burritos            prep time: 5 min.        cook time: 10 min.

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 – 1 onion, sliced or diced
  • 3-4 handfuls of spinach, cut off stems
  • 1 avocado,  cubed
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of olive oil, coconut oil, or butter
  • 2 sheets of Nori

Warm the oil or butter over medium heat. Add onion and pepper, and saute until they are tender. Add spinach, and saute until it turns a bright green color. Meanwhile, turn another burner to HIGH. Using tongs, roast both sides of the Nori over the burner (about 3″), until it turns a bright green color. Fill both sheets with the sauteed veggies. Add the avocado. Salt and pepper to taste. 

TIP: If your avocado isn’t quite ripe enough, you can dice it and throw it in the saute (after the spinach). This meal is wonderful with blue corn chips and fresh fruit.