By Molly Patrick
Apr 27, 2019
I preface this post with the simple fact that I love tortillas.
I grew up in New Mexico, of course I love tortillas. Heat up a nice whole wheat or sprouted wheat tortilla, spoon some yummy cooked pinto beans down the middle, throw on some avocado, brown rice and salsa, wrap that fucker up and proceed to smother with red or green chili sauce—and boom! You have, what I consider to be, one of the perfect meals.
As you watch my demonstration below about how to make a wrap out of blanched collard greens, know that my love for wheat tortillas hasn’t gone anywhere. I haven’t gone gluten free, I’m not moving to a yoga commune, and I have zero plans to change my name to Nag Champa.
I just really like blanched collard leaf wraps. They are full of nutrients and they’re fun to eat. Sometimes they fall apart and that’s okay. If you follow the instructions in my video they will fall apart less.
Were you inspired to make a blanched collard leaf wrap? Here is a recipe to start you off. Make it and then come back and let me know how it went in the comments below!
- Two or three big collard leaves (watch video above)
- Cooked Rice or other grain, heated up
- Finely chopped carrot
- Diced radish
- Dressing of your choice
- Blanch your collard greens and then lay them out on your cutting board, making sure that no holes are visible (watch video for a visual of this).
- Layer your ingredients down the middle of the collard leaves and then tuck in both ends so they are snug. Roll the wrap like a burrito, pulling the ingredients towards you as you wrap it away from you. Devour!
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with loving what you love.