Monday, July 2, 2018

RECIPE: Collard green wraps with cabbage slaw

Here’s a fun and low carb recipe that’s both easy to make and refreshing to eat on a hot summer day!

Collard green wraps
1 brunch collard greens

Cut the long part of the stem off of the collard green leaf and trim the thick middle stem of the collard green so that the stem feels flat.  Try not to tear the leaf here, but don’t worry if you do!

Bring a pot or tall skillet full of water to a boil.  One at a time, place the trimmed collard green leaf in the boiling water (it should be submerged) and let it sit for about 20-30 seconds. You’ll know it’s done when it’s bright green in color and a little bit wilted.  Let the collard green leafs dry on paper towels before using as wraps!

Cabbage slaw
1 head cabbage
1 bunch scallions (optional), chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (your choice!)
1.5 teaspoon vinegar (I like apple cider and rice vinegar here, but any will work)
1 teaspoon olive oil or sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Cut the cabbage in half, and place the cabbage cut-side down on the cutting board.  Thinly slice the cabbage so that you have “shreds.”

Combine and toss cabbage and the remaining ingredients.  Let marinate in the fridge while you prepare the rest of your meal!

To create the wraps:
Lay one of your collard green leafs flat on the counter or your plate.

Use protein filling of your choice (I used sliced steak) and place a few pieces on the middle of the collard green. Top with a few spoonfuls of your slaw and any other toppings of choice (grilled onions and hot sauce are great here too).

Fold in the two long sides of your collard green (the top and bottom of your leaf- where you trimmed off the stem). Starting on one end of the leaf that is not folded in, roll the leaf in to create a “burrito” or wrap that encases your fillings!

Eat and enjoy!

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