Smoked Salmon wraps make a light lunch or dinner with fresh, healthy veggies and a delicious homemade peanut sauce for dipping. They can be made hot and spicy with red pepper flakes and bangkok peppers, or mild and smoky without the added heat if you prefer.
These wraps are low carb and you can change up how they are filled to suite your personal preferences. Smoked salmon pairs well with cream cheese and creamy avocado. You can add capers for additional flavor, or keep them simple and sweet.
We are sharing our tips for how to use rice paper wraps for easy, mess free assembly and serving.
This recipe comes from Heather and it has quickly become a favorite. You may know some of Heathers other contributions to the blog including the wild pheasant in mushroom sauce, the delicious banana berry trifle, and wild rabbit and mushroom stew. These wraps make a fantastic summer dinner as they require absolutely no cooking.
What goes well with smoked salmon?
These salmon veggie wraps pair wonderfully with an array of sides, salads, and snacks. If you are looking for ways to serve these wraps as part of a full meal, here are some ideas for foods to include.
- A cold quinoa salad
- A wild rice and citrus salad
- An assortment of seasonal roasted vegetables
- Cheesy bruschetta garlic bread
- A refreshing spiked arnold palmer
- Rice pilaf
- Sun dried tomato pesto pasta
- Roasted sweet potatoes
How to make it healthy
Making a smoked salmon wrap healthy is very simple and delicious. Using fresh julienned veggies, lime juice, cilantro, rice paper wraps, and good quality smoked salmon is all you need for a scrumptious meal that delivers nutrients and loads of flavor. Our recipe is what most would consider a smoked salmon cucumber wrap as those are the two prominent ingredients used.
If you want to add a creamy element and increase the fats you can make it as a smoked salmon cream cheese wrap or smoked salmon wraps with avocado. Both cream cheese and avocado pair well with smoked salmon, balancing out the salty flavor of the fish and adding a delicious texture.
Are rice paper wraps good for you?
Rice paper wraps are light and healthy, offering a moderate increase in protein to your meal while keeping the carbs and fat low. They are easy to work with and the mild flavor make them ideal for a range of fillings. Veggies and your choice of protein round out the nutrition and offer vitamins, texture, and wonderful flavor.
How do you make the best peanut sauce?
Making your own peanut sauce is simple and the flavor will far outreach any store bought dipping sauces. Using a good quality peanut butter, fresh aromatics like ginger and garlic, soy sauce, and a touch of honey will create a well rounded sauce with depth and interest. We love the addition of rice vinegar and red pepper flakes for some added heat and flavor kick.
Do you wet rice paper before filling?
Yes, rice paper wraps are dry and will need to be wetted slightly in order to roll and fold. Simply dip the rice paper wrap quickly in warm water and fill with your prepared ingredients. You will need to work quickly as the wraps will become sticky.
Smoked Salmon Wraps Recipe
Smoked Salmon Wraps is a very easy recipe. Rice paper wraps, smoked salmon, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, fresh lime and cilantro and lettuce. Chop, Roll and dip!
Here are a few tips
For the best flavor, select a good quality smoked salmon in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Use the peanut sauce recipe linked at the bottom of this post. Or, use our homemade peanut sauce recipe that is used in our Peanut Sauce over Thai Zoodles Recipe. Both sauces are easy to make with fantastic flavor. The recipes are included in the recipe card for your convenience.
- After making the peanut sauce, chop the veggies and Smoked Salmon into small portions
Rice Paper Wrap Directions
- Soak each wrap for about 20 secs in water slightly warmer than lukewarm temperature.
- You have about 30 seconds to a minute to get your wraps loaded with veggies before they get difficult to handle
- We recommend soaking and loading the wraps one at a time.
- Fill and roll the wraps with the ends tucked in for easiest dipping.
Smoked Salmon wraps are a Low-Fat, Low-Sodium, Low-Sugar, Dairy-Free healthy quick and easy meal. Delicious with Smoked Salmon, and so versatile! Use any veggies you prefer and have on hand or choose the ones recommended here for a divine fresh, mostly raw meal. Delicious!
- 2 Cups Smoked Salmon-chopped
- 5 Rice Paper Wraps
- 1 avocado
- 1 large carrot-chopped or julienned
- 1 cucumber chopped or cut into long narrow slices
- 1 fresh lime-cut in half for squeezing
- 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro- chopped and added to taste and garnish
- Peanut Sauce Ingredients:
- Peanut sauce ingredients:
- 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 1 peeled garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar-to taste
- 1 tsp. brown sugar, or honey
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
- 1 Bangkok pepper, hot thai chili pepper minced.( Add as desired for hot spicy result.)
- 2/3 Cup water
- (For the Peanut Sauce:)
- Make your peanut sauce ahead this way:
- Toast the peanuts on a baking sheet in your oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Make the peanut sauce in a blender or food processor this way:
- Start the blender and drop in the ginger, and garlic and chop fine. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust the water to your desired consistency.
- Set sauce aside in a serving dish. Keep at room temperature.
- (Make the filling and wrap this way:)
- Clean and chop all veggies into small pieces (1/4 to 1/2 inch size) Set aside
- Chop salmon into small pieces-Set aside
- Now comes the part where you need to pay attention. Soak your rice paper wraps for 30 seconds up to a minute, one at a time.
- Remove the wrap from the water, lay it out and quickly fill it with salmon, veggies and drizzle a small amount of peanut sauce into the filling. Roll the wrap up, tucking in the ends so the filling stays inside.
- Serve on a pretty plate with a bowl of the peanut sauce for dipping.
The time noted for cook time is the time is takes to roast the peanuts. No other cooking is required in this meal.
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