The end of winter is bittersweet. It spells the end of cold, crisp days, but it’s also the beginning of gardening season, and what could be better than that? This Bittersweet winter wrap uses some of the storage vegetables from last fall and adds some fresh, spicy and slightly bitter mustard greens to the mix. It’s the perfect quick and easy lunch wrap, and it’s colourful too!


  • 125 mL (½ cup) grated red cabbage
  • 125 mL (½ cup) grated carrot
  • 125 mL (½ cup) mustard green microgreens
  • 125 mL (½ cup) grated mozzarella cheese
  • Any other veggies you have on hand
  • Wrap
  • Salad dressing of your choice

Looking for an easy winter lunchtime wrap? Get grating and get growing! Cabbage and carrots are good winter storage vegetables that are plentiful at this time of the year.

For each wrap, grate half a cup of mozzarella, half a cup of red cabbage, and half a cup of carrot. These vegetables are easy to store. Prepare enough grated cabbage and carrot to add colour to a several days’ worth of winter lunches.

Now, harvest your microgreens. A week or more before you create your wrap, plant mustard seeds under lights or in a very sunny window. These will grow into little sprouts on a long stem. When the leaves emerge, they are ready to be clipped with scissors and harvested. Clip them carefully to ensure that you keep all of the soil on the roots and not in your salad.

Place your wrap on a plate and toss your cabbage, carrot, cheese, and microgreens together. Add a sweet, savory, or creamy salad dressing of your choice, wrap, and serve! The sweet carrots are a lovely complement to the spicy, slightly bitter mustard microgreens, just right for a winter’s day.