You know those great girlfriends you have that you may not catch up with all the time (where does the time go, where?) but when you do it’s like no time passed at all?

I rounded up two of mine on Sunday. After a crazy fun catch up, we treated ourselves to Gold Class cinema tickets and settled in to watch ‘Mental’ – a crazy Australian movie that is essentially about loving and believing in yourself, even if you don’t fit in. Or even if your friends think you’re weird for bringing fluffy socks to wear in the cinema (my feet get cold!).

Fun, zany, and totally kooky, this flick really is mental.
Amidst our popcorn, bubbles and giggles, we got to reminiscing about the magical night when one of their hubbies cooked us all an amazing Thai feast.  I still think about my favourite dish from that night – Pumpkin Red Curry.  It was superb and incredible and I’m sure he spent hours selecting the right ingredients and making everything from scratch.

Naturally after we talked about it I wanted it BIG TIME but I was in the mood for a much faster version…

Lighter than a traditional Thai curry & rice but with just as much pizzaz, I give you: Thai Pumpkin & Chickpea Wraps!

Fast, fresh, tasty and oh so easy to make.

Go Mental.


Vegan MoFo Thai Pumpkin & Chickpea Wraps

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 4 tbsp Thai red curry paste check ingredients to ensure it's vegan
  • 400 g pumpkin chopped into 2cm pieces
  • 1 tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 large green leaves silverbeet/collard/spinach, etc, washed
  • 1 handful fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 lime juiced


  • In a large pot or pan over medium heat, stir pumpkin and curry paste for a couple of minutes until aromatic.
  • Add coconut milk and simmer for ten minutes or until pumpkin is soft.
  • Add chickpeas and lime juice and simmer for two more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Line lettuce leaves with pumpkin mixture. Top with coriander and roll into wraps.
  • Enjoy!




20 Comments on Vegan MoFo Thai Pumpkin & Chickpea Wraps

  1. Lisa @ The Raw Serenity
    October 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm (12 years ago)

    What an awesome idea!
    I often use spinach because I have never seen collard leaves in Aus 🙁
    looking forward to trying this!

  2. Barb@ThatWasVegan
    October 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm (12 years ago)

    What a fun combo, Thai and Pumpkin!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm (12 years ago)

      The red curry paste especially loves the pumpkin! 🙂

  3. Reia@TheCrueltyFreeReview
    October 26, 2012 at 2:27 am (12 years ago)

    How simple and healthy. I like the combo of pumpkin and chickpeas and the coconut milk just mellows everything out. So yummy!

  4. Kristy
    October 26, 2012 at 4:28 am (12 years ago)

    You been messin’ with my Chickpea? 😉 I love what you did with them and the pumpkin! Great idea! I’m always looking for good wraps to do with collards. 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm (12 years ago)

      I couldn’t resist, Kristy! He’s such a charmer! 😉

  5. Nicole Marie Story
    October 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm (12 years ago)

    Your photographs are so appetising, and I am now craving this delicious meal here at 5am on Friday!!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, well they are healthy enough for breakfast ? 😉

  6. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    October 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm (12 years ago)

    These look AMAZING! Can’t wait to give them a try this weekend.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm (12 years ago)

      YAY! I hope you love them as much as I did! 🙂

  7. Somer
    October 30, 2012 at 6:00 am (12 years ago)

    Sparkles, I’m not getting all of your Sparkly emails?!? Oh no, I can’t miss this goodness! I want those!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh nooooo, Somer! I have changed to a sparkly weekly newsletter that should have reached you today? If not, let me know and I’ll sort it ASAP! You need Thai wraps!! 😉

  8. LindsayIsVegan
    October 31, 2012 at 9:30 am (12 years ago)

    WOW! Those look incredible!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm (12 years ago)

      They’re super yummo, Lindsay! Get into it! 🙂

  9. Becca
    November 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm (11 years ago)

    So yummy, thanks for the recipe!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      November 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm (11 years ago)

      Oh so glad you enjoyed it, Becca. My pleasure. 🙂 x

  10. Natasha Wiggetts
    April 15, 2014 at 3:08 am (10 years ago)

    what a good idea.. was wondering what i could do with my organic sliver beet in the fridge

    • Vegan Sparkles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:47 am (10 years ago)

      It’s a sign, Natasha! 😉 Enjoy!