Vibrant Swiss Chard Rainbow Wraps with Walnut Pesto and Rainbow Veggies

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Looking for an easy and delicious way to consume those veggies? Look no further! Each color in this rainbow wrap represents different phytonutrients and antioxidants that offer specific health benefits. By including a variety of colorful veggies in your wrap, you’re ensuring a diverse range of nutrients and antioxidants that promote overall health and well-being.

This wrap, in particular, boasts natural remedies that can help shield your skin and restore its vitality, such as: 

  • Bell peppers: Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that can help neutralize harmful free radicals and reduce photodamage
  • Olive oil & walnuts: Omega-3s – known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help protect your skin from sun damage
  • Swiss chard & avocado: Vitamin E – can help protect your skin cells from UV damage
  • Carrots: Beta-carotene – this carotenoid is converted into vitamin A in your body, and it can help protect your skin from the sun
  • Chickpeas: Zinc – not only used in physical sunscreens, but zinc found in food can also help protect your skin from the inside

Another great feature of these wraps, is that they offer endless possibilities for customization! You can choose from a wide range of vegetables, such as bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, red cabbage, spinach, avocados, and more. Add additional elements like sprouts, herbs, hummus, or a light dressing to enhance the flavors and textures. This versatility allows you to tailor the wraps to your taste preferences and dietary needs.

I can’t wait for you to give these a try!

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Vibrant Swiss Chard Rainbow Wraps with Walnut Pesto and Rainbow Veggies

  • Author: Serena Poon


For the Pesto:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Wraps:

  • 8 rainbow chard leaves, stems removed
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (tossed with cumin, paprika, and olive oil)
  • 1 bell pepper (choose a bright color like red or yellow), thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 small beetroot, peeled and grated (optional for added color)
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Make the pesto: Add the walnuts, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a food processor. Blend until it becomes a paste, adding a splash of water if needed.
  2. Prepare your chard leaves: Lay out the chard leaves flat on a clean Spread a layer of pesto on each leaf.
  3. Assemble the wraps: On each chard leaf, add a small amount of the spiced chickpeas, bell pepper slices, carrot sticks, red cabbage, beetroot (if using), and a couple slices of avocado. Aim for a rainbow of colors.
  4. Roll up the wraps: Start at one end of the chard leaf and roll it up like a burrito, tucking in the sides as you go.
  5. Slice each wrap in half crosswise to display the beautiful rainbow of vegetables inside, and serve.
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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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