Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Collard Wraps with Walnut and Sun dried Tomato filling

I'll wrap anything up in a collard green and eat it!
It makes the perfect holder for so many fillings. Collards are very similar to Kale, but for me it has a slightly different flavor. I also like the size of collards. The size aids in it's ability to wrap up so many things.
Even greater, collard greens are high in fiber and filled with phytochemicals, which reduce your risk of cancer.
So, eat up!

Collard leaves- Vit A, K, phytonutrients

Take out the stem and wash these well by submerging them in a bath of salt water.
Rinse and let drain in colander or on a towel.
If you want more pliable greens, let them sit for awhile or even over night. They become more limp, the longer you let them sit. I like mine crunchy, so I just rinse and drain.

1c walnuts- high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids
2tbl chopped sun dried tomatoes- Vit C and lycopene
2 carrots- fiber, Vit A
1/4 of a medium green pepper- high in Vit C
2tbl chopped basil- Vit A, C
1 clove garlic- can regulate blood pressure and increase immune system
1tbl olive oil- rich in oleic acid, regulates cholesterol levels
salt and pepper to taste
1/2c sprouted kamut-you can use all kamut and skip the walnuts. I like the chewy texture this gives the filling.

Put everything except kamut in a food processor and mix until combined, but not mushy. Hand mix in kamut. Layer this in your wrap with more shredded carrots, avocado or anything else that suits you.

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