- 4 extra large collard green leaves ( or use chard- see notes)
- 1 cup Hummus ( or try tandoori hummus)
- 1 cup crispy tofu cubes ( optional- see notes) or baked tofu
- ½ cup grated carrots ( feel free to sub shredded cabbage, brussels, broccoli etc)
- ½ cup grated beets (feel free to sub shredded cabbage, brussels, broccoli etc)
- 1 cup greens( watercress, arugula spinach) or micro greens
- optional additions: fresh herbs ( cilantro, parsley, basil, mint)
Drizzle with Everyday Tahini Sauce! ( optional)
Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Turn heat to low, stack and place 4 collard greens in the water, stem sides first and blanch for 30-60 seconds, or until stems are soft. Using tongs, turn so all parts of the leaves are blanched and pliable enough to roll. ( If the stems are really thick, sometimes I’ll leave the stem ends in the hot water, with the thinner leafy side hanging over, outside the pot, until the stems are soft and pliable- and of course you can always cut them off beforehand.)
Pull them form the water with the tongs, shake them off in the sink and place on the counter.
To make the crispy tofu, pat dry an 8 ounce block of extra firm tofu and cut it into ½ inch cubes. Place in a bowl and toss with ½ teaspoon salt, and your choice of 1-2 teaspoons turmeric or garam masala spice. ( You can also use another spice blend here – zaatar spice, cajun seasoning, etc., just something to give it some flavor! Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick pan or well seasoned cast iron skillet, and sear the tofu, on a couple sides, until crispy. Set aside.
Make the everyday tahini sauce if using.
Assemble the collard greens wraps. Place ¼ cup hummus on the lower middle of the wrap, top with ¼ of the tofu, then the veggies and herbs. Roll up, tucking the sides in as you go like a burrito.
Roll up all 4 wraps and place seam them side down.
Try to find the largest collard greens leaves as you can, without holes or tears. Sometimes I’ll opt for chard leaves if the collards are too small or look torn.
Chard is thinner and much more tender so will just need a very short blanching, but the blanching does make it more pliable.
The key to cooking this quickly and efficiently is to cook the tofu at the same time the water is heating- a good time to multitask! Remember you can always use store bought hummus and pre shredded veggies.
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