Friday, July 11, 2014

Eating From My Garden Part 2

Collard Green Wraps


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I made another delicious meal from the garden last week and I decided to try my hand at making wraps from collard greens.  I got the idea from another blogger, Urban Naturale , but I didn't use her filling because it was vegetarian.  I wanted "meat" inside my wraps.  

I used the filling from the recipe I cooked and highlighted earlier - Sukuma Wiki.  Since I loved how the meat tasted with the collard greens, I thought it would make a great filling for the collard green wrap.  I eliminated the chopped up collards in the recipe since I was using it as the wrap, and I didn't have beef but ground turkey. The recipe calls for a lot of interesting spices, such as turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and ground ginger. I wouldn't have ever thought of adding those spices to ground turkey or beef. 

YouTube videos are great for learning new techniques, so I found a great video for making wraps from collards.  She steamed the collards between 30 seconds to 1 minute and anything beyond that would make it too soft for a wrap.  I guess you can eat the leaf raw but it makes it too bitter in my opinion.  Check out the how to video here.  

If you want to try making wraps without tortillas, below are some recipes for the collard wrap:

Mediterranean Tuna & White Bean Salad Collard Wraps

Collard Wraps with Carrot Hummus

Collard Wraps with Chickpea Walnut Meat

Zesty Cabbage Kimchi Collard Green Wraps

Have you made wraps sans the tortilla? What leafy green did you use and how did it taste?



7 comments:

  1. I love love love Collard for wraps! I also like whole romaine stalks (easy and crunchy) I am going to have to give some of those a try!!!! YUM!!!!! #wowlinkup

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  2. Great idea! I love getting food fresh from my garden. I haven't tried wraps with anything other than flatbread or tortillas but I really need to get around to trying them with romaine lettuce. #wowlinkup

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  3. That looks so crisp and delicious! I've never made wraps without tortilla but I have had lettuce wraps which was a great alternative. #wowlinkup

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  4. Yum I've never used collard greens for wraps but I love lettuce wrapped things so this sounds awesome! #wowlinkup

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  5. I've never had collard greens! They definitely look big enough to be made into wraps!

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  6. My girlfriend is making pastry pouches stuffed with kale, collard greens, cheese and veggie beef crumbles as we speak. The kale and collard greens were right out of our garden. I juice a lot and use collard greens when juicing as well. Great post.

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