Sometimes we’re in the mood to eat something fresh, but a salad just won’t cut it. This is the time when quick, veggie-filled wraps come to the rescue! Of course you can make these with a traditional flour or whole wheat tortilla. But if you want to be super-fresh, try using a large collard green leaf instead!
Grab a giant collard leaf, add some hummus and veggies on top, roll them up, and you’re good to go! We’ve included some favorite veggies below, but whatever veggies and sprouts you have on hand in the fridge will do
We’re sure this rainbow collard wraps recipe from the Vegan Mediterranean Cookbook by the all-star vegan chef Tess Challis will tick all the boxes.
This recipe is full of life! Literally.
So many colorful and nutrient-filled ingredients in one preparation. Starting with the bright green collard wraps which contain almost every vitamin in the book. This not too known vegetable is a member of the cruciferous family (like broccoli and kale!) and is excellent for reducing inflammation naturally. Then we have the red cabbage, cucumbers, and carrots. All brought together by the hummus and the avocado. Nutrient bomb!
Your body will thank you.
This delicious recipe is basically eating a salad in a wrap. But you can always mix it up in some fun ways to make it a little more filling.
If you replace the collard greens with a simple or wheat tortilla, it becomes crazy child-friendly (or very veggie picky grown-ups!) Add or replace any veggie you desire, and you kind of have the perfect lunch, don’t you agree? Healthy, tasty, affordable, and a great option to take on the go!
If you are craving something warm and more filling but equally healthy, instead of using a raw collard leaf you can blanch it briefly in some boiling water which will soften the collard leaf tortilla. This is delicious to use as a burrito wrap, so you can add some cooked rice (make it brown rice if you want optimal nutrition), swap the hummus for guacamole, and serve it with some salsa. Yum!
Tess Challis is the coach, speaker, cooking instructor, author and recipe developer powerhouse behind Vegan Mediterranean Cookbook. Her passion for helping others live their best lives inspired her to write vegan cookbooks to spread the delicious vegan food message far and beyond. With several books in her repertoire, we are bound to see so much from her in the coming years!
This book comes to fill in a gap in the vegan cookbook realm.
Mediterranean food is a favorite around the world but is not necessarily vegan-friendly, so we welcome it with open arms. From pistachio baklava and falafel salad to macadamia rosemary cheese, this book is full of amazing and nutritious recipes. And each one seems so balanced and carefully crafted, which we love.
We love meals that are loaded with veggies and taste even better than that burger and fries that may be calling your name. Here are a few of our favorites!
This rainbow collard wraps recipe is reprinted with permission from Vegan Mediterranean Cookbook by Tess Challis, Rockridge Press Inc. 2019. Please note that this article contains affiliate links that help support our work at World of Vegan. Thank you!
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I never thought I would like collard anything, but this wrap is SOOO good! It has the perfect blend of crisp veggies, the snap of the collard greens and the rich creaminess of the avocado and hummus. Omg – the best combination! It reminded me of Thai summer rolls, but more substantial (plus, less calories and more fiber!). The banana peppers are essential to this recipe- their salty, slightly spicy, zingy flavor had me in Wrap Heaven!
This is my ideal healthy lunch! Full of colors and they taste amazing! Tess does it again!
This is such a fun way to enjoy a wrap and get in extra greens! I also love wraps made with blanched collard greens, which become softer and more pliable like a burrito wrap and you can even fill them with warm ingredients like rice and beans and guac and veggies to make your own extra-healthy vegan burrito.
I love wraps and greens! So these are perfect..yummy and healthy too.