Rainbow Collard Green Wrap Delight


Dive into a world of vibrant colors and fresh flavors with our Rainbow Collard Green Wrap Delight. This dish is a celebration of wholesome ingredients, wrapped in a tender collard green leaf, presenting a feast for the eyes as much as for the palate. Filled with an array of colorful vegetables, lean proteins, and a hint of zesty dressing, this wrap is not just a meal; it's a nutritious adventure. Perfect for a light lunch, a healthy snack, or a creative side, this wrap is guaranteed to brighten your day and boost your health.

Rainbow Collard Green Wrap Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 wrap per person

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg


  • 4 large collard green leaves
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small cucumber, julienned
  • 50 grams (1.75 ounces) red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 50 grams (1.75 ounces) hummus
  • Avocado slices (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • For the Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Trim the stems and shave down the thick part of the collard green's spine to make it more pliable.
  2. Briefly blanch the collard greens in boiling water for 30 seconds, then plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Pat dry.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Lay a collard green leaf flat on a work surface. Spread a thin layer of hummus over the leaf.
  5. Arrange the carrot, bell peppers, cucumber, red cabbage, chicken (if using), avocado slices (if using), and cilantro in the center of the leaf.
  6. Drizzle with the prepared dressing.
  7. Fold the sides of the collard leaf in, then roll up tightly, similar to a burrito.
  8. Cut the wrap in half, if desired, and serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Add a protein boost with grilled chicken, tofu, or tempeh for a more filling wrap.
  • Customize your wrap with your favorite vegetables or whatever is in season for the freshest taste.
  • For a vegan version, omit the chicken and use a vegan hummus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these wraps in advance?

  • Yes, you can prepare the wraps a day in advance. Keep them wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator.

How can I keep the collard greens from tearing?

  • Be gentle when handling and avoid over-stuffing the wraps. The blanching process also helps in making the leaves more flexible.

Can I use a different leafy green?

  • While collard greens are ideal due to their size and durability, you can use Swiss chard or large lettuce leaves as alternatives.

Let the Rainbow Collard Green Wrap Delight transport you to a world where taste and health go hand in hand. This wrap is more than just a meal; it's a vibrant, nutritious journey that promises to leave you feeling satisfied and revitalized. Enjoy the burst of flavors and the crunch of fresh vegetables with every bite, and let this colorful creation be a regular guest at your table, brightening your meals and your days.