Collard Wraps with Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

Collard Wraps/

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

Julienned jicama

Julienned carrot


Avocado, thinly sliced

Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (optional)

1) Make 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

Collard Wraps/


  • 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.

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4 thoughts on “Collard Wraps with Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

  1. lanadege says:

    What a wonderful recipe! I rarely cook with collard greens, which is a shame because they really are very healthy. I will give this a try as soon as I get a ripe avocado.


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