Foodie Tuesday – Collard Greens Wraps


Looking for something fun and different to do with your greens?  Try this quick and easy twist on a standard wrap or burrito.  Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese, and a good source of vitamin E and zinc.  They also contain good amounts of (you guessed it) folate!

Directions –

  • Wash collard green leaves and cut out the portion with the thickest stem. 
  • Quickly steam until the leaves soften and turn bright green.  This should take no more than one minute.
  • Add your favorite filling (see below) and wrap like a burrito.  Fold over once, then fold in the two sides, then roll the wrap until it forms a nice cylinder shape.

Fillings – The possibilities are endless!  Some of our favorites are listed below:

  • Cooked black beans, spanish rice, raw red pepper, and monterey jack cheese
  • Black quinoa, sauteed onions, and raw purple cabbage
  • Lean turkey sausage and sauteed mushrooms
  • Curried potatoes, green peas, and golden raisins
  • Tinga de pollo (shredded chicken in red salsa, pictured above!)  This link from whatscookingmexico.com also has some great pictures of the assembly process!

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