I’ve been exploring alternative options to everyday foods with a healthier twist on it. This is when I came upon the idea of using collard greens for wraps instead of the traditional flour or wheat wraps. As soon as I tried this, I wondered why it’s not more mainstream! Seriously, I joked that I would love to start a shop specializing in collard green wraps. I am not starting a shop any time soon, but I want to share this with you. Try it, you will love it and the best part? It’s good for you too!
What is so amazing about collard greens is how durable it is. I love rice wraps, but they are so fragile. Collard greens hold their shape and provide a nice texture/crunch that is solid to hold while not being overpowering in taste.
Prep all the fillings for your wrap!
- Collard Greens (the largest you can find!)
- Carrots (peeled and cut into thin slices or shredded)
- Avocado (cut into thin slices)
- Red Cabbage
- Bell Pepper (Red or Yellow)
- Protein of your choice : I used tofu (firm)
- - In a large pot, boil water and add a pinch of salt
- - Wash the collard greens
- - Trim the stems
- - Prepare a large bowl of cold ice water
- - Once the water is boiling, place the collard greens in the pot for only 5 seconds. They will turn a vibrant green color.
- - Remove immediately and put the collard greens directly into the bowl of ice cold water.
- - Let sit
- - Wash, prep and cut the vegetables
- - cook protein
- - Thoroughly dry the collard green leaf
- - Lay out flat with top side down
- - Spread a layer of hummus in the center of the leaf
- - Add the fillings
- - Roll up as you would a wrap / burrito