Collard Green Lunch Wraps

2017-05-10
  • Yield : 2 wraps
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner? Don’t get wrapped up thinking you need an extravagant recipe – sometimes the tastiest meals are the easiest to prepare, or feature the simplest of ingredients. These wraps are versitile and hold together well unlike other lettuce wraps I have tried. In my photo, you’ll notice the greens look stiff. This is because the first time I made them and photographed them, I hadn’t yet learned the secret of steaming the leaves beforehand (which makes rolling 10X easier I might add).

Hope you enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 large collard green leaves
  • 1 medium potato (I used Japanese Sweet)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup TVP
  • 1/2 t cayanne pepper
  • 1 t olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 450 (Tip: insert empty baking sheet into oven beforehand to heat up to create a crispier potato). Dice potato into small cubs, toss with olive oil, lay onto heated baking sheet and top with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes or until crispy

Step 2

2. On the stove over medium heat, toss chickpeas and TVP with enough water to coat the bottom of a small pan. Once TVP is activated (looks like taco meat) drain or burn off any access water, and add cayanne, salt and pepper and heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

3. For the wrap, place collard greens in a large pan with an inch of water. Cover and steam over medium heat until wilted. Remove from heat, drain water and set softened wraps aside.

Step 4

4. Once all componants are ready, its time to build the wraps. Divide the chickpea mixture between the two wraps followed by the diced potatos and finally top with sriracha and/or your favorite vegan sandwich sauce. To roll the wraps, fold and tuck one of the long sides under the "meat" then fold the two outer sides inwards, and roll the rest of the way.

Step 5

5. Enjoy!

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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Comments (6)

  1. posted by mandy on June 18, 2017

    What is TVP?

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    • posted by Toni Okamoto on June 22, 2017

      It stands for textured vegetable protein. You can find it in the bulk section for very cheap.

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      • posted by .Larry Ellis on August 17, 2017

        Thanks so much,have heard good about it will give it a try GOD Bless you..

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    • posted by signe on July 1, 2017

      tvp is not a healthy vegan choice! there are already chickpeas here and not enough veggies. you need to take the spine out of the collard so it’s digestible, maybe add some cilantro and tomato and some spices like turmeric, cumin, fenugreek?

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      • posted by Roger Nehring on August 13, 2017

        TVP has 12g protein, 4 g fiber, and is a great source of potassium, magnesium and iron in a 1/4 cup. It is wonderfully healthy.
        Unless you have an allergy to it, soy is a wonderful food.

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  2. posted by Erin on August 2, 2017

    Delicious!

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