Raw Vegan Kimpab a.k.a Nori Veggie Wrap

I am a devotee of Korean food. My love of Korean food goes beyond Bulgogi and all you can eat BBQ restaurants, I love all the amazing savory soups, the delicately crafted side dishes, the masses of many different kinds of kimchi made with the labor of love, I love it all!

And one of my all time favorites is Kimpab. Kimpab is like the Korean version of sushi, usually consisting of Nori wrapped rolls of rice, stuffed with all manners of vegetables, seafood, and meat. Kimpab is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a healthy snack! So, after having a crazy kimpab craving, I decided to give it a go, sans the rice (watchin’ the carbs!). 🙂

This was an experiment, as I didn’t know how well it would work without the rice, but I gotta say it turned out pretty nicely!

  To make Kimpab, of course you have to have the “Kim” or Nori (aka, thin, crispy, salty sheets of yum). Any brand really will do, but make sure that they are come pre-roasted so it’s nice and crispy.

Then, you decide what you’d like to put on the inside. I basically rummaged through my fridge and found the following


1 medium zucchini
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1 small Carrot
A few Button Mushrooms
1 medium sized Avocado

Then, cut up the filling into nice thin, long pieces. line them up, and roll! (Side note: I did smear a little bit of Gochujang–a Korean hot pepper paste–onto the Nori before I laid down the vegetables. But if you don’t like the flavor, or don’t like spicy stuff, you can leave it out!)

And voila! It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s GOOD for you! Best of all, it’s amazingly delicious. Side note: if you refrigerate them, the Nori will become soft and clingy instead of crunchy, but it’s still yummy all the same!


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