These collard wraps take a little more time, but are definitely worth the little extra effort. Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus fills the wraps together with crunchy veggies, creamy avocado and tangy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Make these for yourself or take them to any gatherings , where you want to please the crowd.
Collards leaves, 1-2 per person
Avocado, thinly sliced
Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (optional)
1) Make Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus
SMOKY SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
Makes about 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 0 (need baked sweet potato)
- 15 oz. can (no-salt- added, BPA-free liner) garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed (save a little of the bean liquid)
½ cup baked sweet potato, mashed, skin removed (I used a Hannah sweet potato)
1 Tbsp. tahini (optional)
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 Tbsp. lemon juice, or more to taste
4 large sun dried tomatoes, no-oil, (soaked in warm water for approx.30 minutes), chopped ~kitchen scissors work well here
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. coriander
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
Sea salt to taste, use sparingly
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend to desired consistency. If you need more liquid, use water, low sodium veggie broth or bean liquid a little at a time.
- Adjust seasoning to taste
2) Steam collard leaves, 1-2 leaves per person
Heat a large pan with water and bring to boiling. Dip each collard leaf into boiling water for about 30 seconds, until it has slightly softened. Be careful not to over steam it. Pat dry on a towel.
3) Fill and wrap leaves
- Cut off the large stem of the leaves. (see above) In addition, cut the large center vein flat, so it is more bendable.
- Place a collard leaf in front of you. Spread about 2 Tbsp. of hummus onto the lower part of the leaf, leaving enough room on both sides and the bottom. (see above)
- Spread a little Roasted Red Pepper Sauce on top of hummus, if using
- Layer with julienned veggies, chives and 2 slices of avocado
- Fold sides in first, then fold over the bottom next and roll up tightly.
- Cut in half
Try other veggies as well, like scallions or red peppers. Or add fruit like mango as well.
Depending how many wraps you make, you’ll probably will have some hummus left over.