Sometimes I get tired of salads. There! I said it! Please tell me I'm not alone!
Sometimes I want something a little neater that has greens, but not coated in dressing. Here was my solution this morning: Collard Salad Wraps. These wraps are packed with veggies, super filling, and my little additions add a bit of zing without compromising the healthfulness.
These take very little time to prepare in the morning to take for your lunch, and even less time if you have the veggie stuffings already prepped and cut.
Quick Collard Salad Wraps
Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
3-5 medium leafs of collard greens, thickest part of the stem removed.
1 stalk celery, cut pencil-sized thickness and 3 inches long
1 large carrot, peeled and cut pencil-sized thickness and 3 inches long
1/3 cucumber, cut pencil-sized thickness and 3 inches long
1/4 cup hummus
1/4 cup chopped olives (I used green olives)
sriracha or other hot sauce
1.) At the top of each destemmed collard leaf, spread some hummus, then layer on a "line" of sriracha.
2.) Pile on the olives, cucumber, carrot, and celery. Make sure not to overdo it. You still want to be able to comfortably wrap your... wrap!
3.) Starting at the top, roll the collard once, tuck in the sides, and roll till the end.
4.) Store in a small container stacked so that they don't unroll during transport. Enjoy your not-salad salad!
Like I said above, don't over-pile your wrap stuffings. I used to do this when I first tried collard wraps and ended up with a big mess and no wrap. Plus, the less you stuff into the wraps, the more you can eat, and that means more greens in your meal! Win-win right?
An extra tip to keep your wrap tidy and clean is to make sure your washed and cut vegetables are dry with no excess liquid dripping from them. That could cause your hummus to thin and ooze out where you don't want it to.
This wrap can be really versatile to what you would like to add to it/have on hand. Some good ideas for stuffings could be sliced avocado, red bell pepper, snow peas, green onions, etc.
Health and Happiness,