Rating5/5 (from 2 ratings)5
YieldMakes 2 wraps
2 small collard leaves, center vein trimmed
2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
squirt of lime juice
2 T. cilantro, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 to 1/2 jalapeno, minced
dash of sea salt
2 sundried black olives, sliced
1 thin slice sweet onion, roughly chopped
1 small carrot, shredded
1 inch piece ginger, finely julienned
8 to 10 mint leaves, chiffonade
1/3 c. pineapple, julienned
small medjool date, julienned
1/2 c. of roughly chopped baby salad greens
Chop off the center vein so that it does not extend beyond the bottom of the collard leaf. Using a paring knife, trim the center vein on your collard leaves flush to the surface to make it easier to roll. Lay the leaves face down with the trimmed end closest to you. Don't worry if the leaves are slightly torn; most imperfections will be hidden once you roll them. Prepare the guacamole. It will be very chunky since it doesn't have much avocado in it. Pile half the mixture on each collard leaf and shape into a log on the bottom third. Leave an inch or so on each side for foldling. Next, layer with olives, onions, carrot, ginger, mint, pineapple, and dates. (The order here is important since you want the most complementary tastes next to each other.) Top with salad greens. Fold over each side and roll like a burrito, tucking the ingredients in as you go. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve.
Pam's ThoughtsBy Pam
I was craving collards and something sweet and put this together. If you haven't cared for raw collards in the past, give this fresh and tasty wrap a try. I used ingredients I typically have on hand, but if you have others, feel free to substitute. The recipe is very flexible Once you've had the wrap with ginger and mint, though, you'll want to keep them on hand. I usually have a fresh or frozen pinapple around for green smoothies, but the frozen pineapple tidbits at Trader Joe's are wonderfully sweet and convenient, allowing you to take out just what you need. This incredible and juicy blend of flavors requires no dip. Hope you enjoy!
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