Sometimes I'm not in the mood for a salad. I LOVE my salads, they are GIGANTIC the size of my head + are fun to create + enjoy, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood. Collard green wraps are a great way to feel like you're eating a sandwich, but with the health benefits of a salad! Don't worry too much about sticking to the ingredients exactly, any chopped veggie would be awesome in this wrap.
- 4 large collard leaves
- 3/4 cup hummus, tahini, pesto or spread of choice
- 1 tomato, sliced into thin wedges
- 1 medium carrot, cut in half and sliced into thin strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 cup pea sprouts
- 1/4 red onion, sliced into thin strips
- 1/8 head of red cabbage, shredded
- green dream superfoods, to taste
- Put raw collard leaves in a plastic bag + freeze them until they turn bright green, about an hour. This makes them more pliable without losing any raw nutrition.
- Run the leaves briefly under cold water and lay them topside down on a cutting board. Using a paring knife, gently shave down the raised part of the spines so the surface of the collard is nice and flat. Spread 3 T of hummus/spread of choice down the center of each leaf + distribute the rest of the vegetables evenly among the leaves, laying them parallel to the spines. Be sure to leave about an inch on each edge uncovered. Sprinkle Green Dream Superfoods on top.
- Roll the collard tops and bottoms (stem side) inward, fold one of the long sides in, tucking all the filling underneath it, and continue rolling the leaf from that side to the other side to get a tight wrap. Slice in half with a sharp knife.