My first experience with collard greens was purchasing them in a bag on sale at a mega-grocer about seven years ago. Terrible, terrible, terrible. But determined to polish off my CSA box and give every veggie a fair trial, I headed to one of my favorite healthy cookbooks, Whole Life Nutrition. I was confident that Alissa would have a recipe to turn those greens into something good. Oh and she did… She inspired these super simple Collard Green and Hummus Roll-ups.
The collards from my local CSA were perfectly flat and pliable. Since they were so forgiving, cutting out the stem took mere seconds and I was able to wrap the leaves as tightly or loosely as I liked. Although, still a little unsure about collard greens… I was pleasantly surprised at how well these collard green hummus wraps worked to transform those nice big collard leaves into a tasty large snack or light meal!
I have since tried these greens cooked, and I have to admit, I prefer raw. Collard greens seem milder in taste when raw, and by using some flavorful ingredients (such as the hummus) their bitterness is kept in check. This recipe is more of an idea – it’s really versatile so you can really fill them with anything you have on hand!
Special Diet Notes: Collard Green Hummus Wraps
By ingredient, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free. Optionally vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- Collard Green Leaves, nice full healthy ones
- Hummus, your flavor of choice
- Carrots, for shredding
- Avocado, sliced
- Leftover chicken
- Any other vegetables you have on hand
- Lay the leaves flat, and cut them in half, carefully cutting out that thick stem. Spread each leaf half with your favorite hummus (I was using an olive hummus, hence the darker color), and fill with vegetables.
- Now, simply roll them up tight and enjoy!