Collard Green Wraps
By Joanne Aponte, ND • September 15, 2020
Collard greens are a great source of calcium and Vitamin K. Super alkalinizing and a great low carb wrap alternative. Try the recipe below or fill the collard wrap with your favorite fillings.
2 organic collard leaves, washed, dried and stems trimmed
1 lemon cut into wedges
1/2 cup organic hummus
2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast flakes
1/2 cup English cucumber, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
2 organic carrots, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup of organic zucchini, sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup organic purple cabbage, shredded/sliced thin
1/2 organic avocado, cut into 1 inch thick, long slices
- Blanch the collards: Since the leaves are pretty large, a very wide saucepan is ideal. If you don’t have it, feel free to use a large pot. Fill the saucepan or pot, set over high heat, with about three-inches of water. Add a few pinches of salt and a squeeze of lemon (from 1 wedge) to the water. When the water reaches a simmer, turn the heat down to medium. Add the collard green leaves, one at a time, for about 30 to 40 seconds each. They’ll change color starting at dark green to a brightly-hued kelly green. Remove the leaves from the water and set aside on paper towels to cool. Continue with the collard green leaves until you’ve worked your way through all of them.
- Filling: Place the collard leaves down on a plate or cutting board, lying flat and open. Spread the hummus down the middle of both leaves, then add avocado slices and sprinkle one tablespoon nutritional yeast in each wrap. Next, add even amounts of cabbage, carrots and zucchini to each leaf. Take one end of leaf, wrap over veggies and tuck underneath tightly, making sure nothing will fall out. Cut the wrap in half.
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