Last summer, we introduced you to the awesomeness that is The Pure Wraps – a Whole30 Approved, 100% coconut sandwich wrap alternative. As a much delayed follow-up, we’re going to share our Asian chicken salad recipe with you, and talk a little more about how to use and store your coconut wraps for future consumption. First, the recipe.
Steal This Meal: Asian-ish Chicken Salad Wrap
- 1-1/2 lb. chicken breast, cleaned and pounded thin
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil (or your choice of cooking fat)
- 1/4 cup homemade mayo (or add to taste)
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped fine
- 3-4 celery sticks, diced into small cubes
- 1 can mandarin oranges*, diced into cubes
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 Pure Wraps from Improv’eat
*You can find mandarin oranges in 100% orange juice or pear juice at your local health food market. Avoid anything in light syrup!
- Add coconut oil to your pan, and cook chicken thoroughly. Allow chicken to cool, dice into small-ish chunks.
- Mix chicken with homemade mayo, stir until evenly coated.
- Add scallions, celery, oranges, almonds, mint leaves and lemon juice. Mix.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread chicken in The Pure Wraps. Roll, cut in half and serve
More About The Pure Wrap
The Pure Wraps will keep remarkably well at room temperature for months at a time (unopened), so don’t be afraid to stock up. Founder Todd Fitts says there is no need to refrigerate, unless it’s above 80 degrees or so at home. If you do refrigerate, they’ll get a little stiff in the cold. Just take them out and let them warm up a little before using – they’ll regain their flexibility quickly.
Note, if they get hot, they may “sweat” a little oil. This is totally normal – the Himalayan salt in the wraps pulls moisture in from the outside. He also mentioned you don’t even have to reseal the package once you open them – they won’t dry out, crack or tear at room temperature. (Although in our house, the package of four doesn’t last more than a day.) The only caveat – they don’t freeze well, and one reader mentioned they also don’t heat well, so don’t try toasting them! Todd agrees, saying, “We don’t suggest heating the wraps, as this kills the living enzymes we worked hard to preserve. If needed, I suggest heating your ingredients, then putting them in The Pure Wraps.”
What’s Next for Improv’eat
Todd let us in on some top-secret products in development, all designed around creating a better tortilla substitute. They’re planning on using organic herbs and flavors to create new versions of The Pure Wraps – but that’s all we can say about that! Todd did have this to add: “We want our flavors to be a blend, not the main taste of your meal. The Pure Wraps are a tortilla or bread alternative – and the flavor shouldn’t overpower what’s inside them.”
Stay tuned for new and exciting stuff from Improv’eat, and visit their web site to order your package of The Pure Wraps. Now go wrap something (and feel free to share your creations using The Pure Wraps in comments).