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Zesty Cashew Orange Spread and Apple Swiss Chard Wrap

Posted in Desserts, Favourites, Mains (Vegetarian) by janet @ the taste space on May 2, 2011


I am completely smitten by Swiss chard wraps.

They are a very healthy way to wrap around a sandwich filling, while having the benefit of not getting soggy like rice paper rolls, etc.

I am still working on the best technique on how to keep them together, though.

Attempt #1: A little lop-sided but still very tasty!

Attempt #2: I think I could use smaller apple slices, but this was a better success!

But like most things, it is what is inside that counts.

This is such an unusual pairing of ingredients but they work wonderfully together. Just as Gena suggested, I used the Zesty Cashew Orange Spread with an apple in a Swiss chard wrap. That dip, divine as it is solo, it is even better in this wrap. There is something about the crisp, sweet apple, paired with the sweet green, along with the tangy citrus spread that knocks my socks off. This is a lovely snack, and once I get some toothpicks, a lovely snack to take on my long cycling trips!

This is being submitted to this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Astrid from Paulchen’s Foodblog.

Zesty Cashew Orange Spread and Apple Swiss Chard Wrap

1 apple, sliced (a crisp sweet apple like Jonagold, Fuji, etc works well)
1/4 cup Zesty Cashew Orange Spread
2 large Swiss Chard leaves

1. Cut out the largest part of the Swiss chard stem, in the shape of a V (a good photo tutorial for making Swiss chard wraps is here).

2. Place 1/8 cup of the Zesty Cashew Orange Spread along the length of the leaf.

3. Place apple slices overtop.

4. Roll up cut sides of Swiss chard (near the base), fold in other end, and roll up.

5. Do the same with the other leaf.

Serves 1-2.

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  1. Cathy said, on May 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    This is one of those recipes I would have never thought of myself. So thanks for being so imaginative!

  2. Sarah said, on May 2, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    I love Gena’s blog too! Glad to see you making some of her recipes – they are so inventive and healthy, aren’t they? I love that about the raw food world. :)

  3. Dawn said, on May 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Oh my gosh I LOOVE this (as usual). This would be perfect for my detox! I’m getting some swiss chard asap.

  4. Joanne said, on May 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Somehow I’ve never done the swiss chard wrap before, though I do absolutely adore swiss chard! That filling sounds fantastic!

  5. cookie and kate said, on May 3, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    What a novel idea! I have honestly never tried Swiss chard, but a kind neighbor offered to bring over some extra from her garden. I love greens, and I can’t wait to try it! I’m saving your recipe for when the time comes. :)

  6. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul said, on May 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Hey Janet!
    This looks super yummy. I made some sweet potato falafel the other night, and wrapped them in raw chard leaves instead of pita, and it was oh so good! I’m definitely a fan of wrapping foods in leaves, sometimes the bread hides the flavor of what you really want to be tasting; and its healthier!
    Thanks for watching my video. When you make the fries, let me know how they turn out!

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  8. Ashley said, on June 17, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Mmmm I’m going to have to try this!

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