Vegan Veggie Rainbow Wraps 🌈 Festive, fresh vegetables rolled up in soft spinach tortillas with vegan herbed cream cheese. Celebrate everyday!
Party food should be delicious and fun! Who could resist noshing on these beautiful, bountiful, bundles of veggie goodness wrapped up in soft tortillas?
When it comes to appetizers, wraps are an easy and creative way to prepare delicious, inviting finger foods that everyone will enjoy. If you love these, you might also like to try my vegan fiesta pinwheels.
These vegan veggie rainbow wraps are perfect for St Patrick's Day parties, Pride events, Mardi Gras, birthdays, gallery openings. Loaded with colorful crisp fresh veggies and yummy vegan cheese spread, they're a fun, delicious, and nutritious starter that will catch the attention of adults and kids alike. Just be sure to make a bunch of them, because they'll be gobbled up fast!
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I've been making and eating veggie wraps most of my life. In fact, I think I prefer them to sandwiches because they're tidier and easier to eat. All the ingredients are neatly swaddled inside a nice soft tortilla, rice paper wrap, or, if you're counting carbs or calories, you can just use a big lettuce leaf.
🥕 Why you will love this recipe
- 100% vegan
- Fun to make & easy to prepare
- Kids love them
- Perfect cold appetizers for parties
- So pretty & appealing
- Super versatile, use ingredients you have on hand
One of the many things I LOVE SO MUCH about being vegan is enjoying the beautiful colors of the fruits and veggies I eat every day. Our plates look like painters palettes. Vibrant greens of every shade, brilliant tomato and pepper reds, deep eggplant purples, bright lemony yellows, radiant oranges, berry blues. It's like eating the rainbow!
🥕 See the printable recipe below for quantities & details
There's no end to this rainbow of colorful earthly delights. I love using a variety of crisp fresh veggies sliced in thin strips, sprouts, leafy greens, hummus or herbed vegan cheese spreads.
For this recipe, I used:
Tortillas - spinach (you can also use sun-dried tomato or plain tortillas).
Vegan cream cheese - herbed (or plain with fresh or dried herbs added. You can also use hummus if you prefer).
Bell peppers - (red, orange & yellow) seeded and sliced into strips.
Cucumber - peeled, seeded and sliced into thin strips.
Carrots - peeled and sliced in thin strips
Purple cabbage (aka red cabbage) - washed & sliced into thin strips
Fresh spinach - washed, toweled or air dried
Other vegan veggie rainbow wrap ingredient ideas include: Celery, jicama, sprouts, avocado, red onion, fresh basil, kale, radicchio, or other leafy greens. Keep it colorful - like the rainbow.
Find the softest, freshest tortillas. If they're even slightly dry or stale, your wraps will fall apart. For these rainbow wraps, I used spinach tortillas, which you can find in many grocery stores.
For the spread, use your favorite vegan herb cream cheese. If you don't have a favorite, you can easily make your own chive or herb cream cheese, simply by mixing in finely minced fresh herbs or spices with a plain cream cheese of your choice. I usually add a pinch of sea salt too. You can also use hummus instead of cream cheese.
Depending on your event theme, you can coordinate your colors by choosing colorful sun-dried tomato or spinach tortillas or broad-leaf lettuces or red cabbage for wraps. You can make a simple traditional wrap by trimming the veggies even with the tortillas, or a sushi style wrap with parchment and string (see below). Have fun with it, get creative!
Wash veggies. Peel cucumbers and remove seeds. Slice veggies lengthwise into long thin strips. Place tortillas on a flat dry surface. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on tortilla, about 1" from edge.
Arrange veggie strips across tortilla, leaving about 1" of cream cheese exposed.
Roll up tortilla snugly. Cut wrap into 3" pieces. Arrange on a platter or cutting board.
I love these sushi-style vegan veggie rainbow wraps. Not only are they pretty to look at, they're perfect for dipping.
Here's how to make them: Simply pre-cut your veggies into 5-6" inch strips, the tortillas into 3-4" strips and parchment paper in 2" strips. Add a small amount of cream cheese to one side of the tortilla strip. Arrange the veggies, one strip at a time across the tortilla. Roll up tightly. Wrap with parchment and tie to secure with a piece of jute or hemp string. Use a sharp knife to trim the veggies even.
I paired these wraps with my creamy delish Vegan Avocado Basil Dressing, using a cabbage leaf as a bowl. Oh that color!
Take a look at the astounding array of colors when you visit a farmers market or the produce department in your neighborhood grocery store. The beautiful hues contained in all of those gorgeous fruits and veggies are the nutrients of life. When you hear doctors suggest that you “Eat the rainbow”, that means you should create a colorful, multi-hued plate for yourself at every meal. You might like to take a look at this pamphlet by The American Heart Association about “Eating the Rainbow”.
You can prepare these an hour or two in advance. Wrap the filled and rolled tortillas in food safe plastic and refrigerate. Slice when ready to serve.
🥕 Enjoy serving Vegan Veggie Rainbow Wraps with these delicious dips!
- Vegan Avocado Basil Dressing
- Heavenly Hummus Dip
- Best Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
- Vegan Spinach Pesto with Pistachios
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Vegan Veggie Rainbow Wraps
- Parchment paper (optional)
- jute or hemp string (optional)
- 1 pkg spinach tortillas
- 1 carton vegan cream cheese
- 1 bunch carrots
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 whole red bell pepper
- 1 whole yellow bell pepper
- 1 head red cabbage
- 1 whole cucumber
- 1 bunch fresh herbs chives, dill, basil, rosemary - your choice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Wash and towel dry veggies. Peel and remove seeds (as needed)
- Slice veggies lengthwise into thin strips
- Mince fresh herbs and mix into cream cheese
- Add salt to cream cheese
- Place a tortilla on a dry cutting board
- Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on tortilla, leaving about 1" exposed around edge
- Arrange veggie strips on tortilla
- Roll up snugly
- Cut rolled wrap into 3" pieces. Trim off ends
- Repeat process with remaining tortillas
- Arrange on a platter or cutting board
- That's a wrap! 🌱
These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.