Fresh Vegetable Wraps

This week was our first week getting produce from our CSA with Lexington Community Farm here in Lexington, MA. I always love the produce, but always want new ideas for how to use all the beautiful, delicious greens that we get! So after running over to the farm share in the midst of this morning’s thunderstorms, I did some searching for a new recipe!

What I came up with was these vegetables wraps! They involve lots of fresh, yummy vegetables, hummus, and avocado, all wrapped together in the fresh, Collard Greens from the CSA. Collard Greens are great for this, as they are a thicker leaf than other greens, and they can be softened for wrapping using hot water.

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To make these wraps, simply chop up the vegetables you’d like to include (those that I used are listed “In Short” below), spread some hummus on the collard leaf, and wrap it all together! PRO TIP: to prepare the collards, run the boiling water over them (from a stovetop teapot is the easiest) and pat them dry. Then cut out the main stem (it is white) without fully splitting the leaf. When you cut the wraps later, simply cut along the already split rift.

I served these for lunch with nectarines and some mint-strawberry-lime-cucumber infused water (recipe to come!). They were a big hit and I feel great!

In Short:

  • One bunch of collard greens
  • Cucumbers, sweet peppers, carrots, all chopped
  • Sliced avocado
  • Hummus
  • Alfalfa sprouts

Nutrition (based on two wraps):

  • Protein: 9 g
  • Carbs: 23 g
  • Fiber: 14 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 14 g

Substitution options:

  • Trade out any of the vegetables or sprouts I listed for whatever your favorites are
  • Add in a strip of tofu or chicken for some extra protein
  • Add some healthy dressing for some additional flavor (for example, I love the Annie’s brand of dressings)

If you want to learn more about the produce and products I used, go to:

  • The inspirational recipe that started this idea! Check out HonestlyYUM at: http://honestlyyum.com/18667/collard-green-wraps/
  • Lexington Community Farm! http://lexfarm.org/

 

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