Thinking Outside the Wrap: A Green Wrap Tutorial at Food 52
September 20, 2012

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One of my first CR recipes was for collard leaves stuffed with cashew “pizza cheese”—cashews blended with lemon, sun dried tomatoes, and basil. It has remained a reader favorite ever since, and it’s also one of my personal favorites.

Since then, I’ve posted a lot of recipes for wraps made with green leafies, be they collards, kale, or romaine. Today, over at Food 52, I’m sharing a special “how-to” on prepping, folding, and enjoying collard leaf wraps.

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Images courtesy of Food 52

Included in this post will be not only instructions for making the wraps, but also a run through of my favorite raw wrap recipes, and a primer on which kinds of greens to use with which kinds of dishes/cravings.

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And finally, I’ll include a new and improved version of my famous collard wraps and pizza cheese, this time spruced up with some sweet, tender roasted peppers.

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Head on over to Food 52 to learn all about this healthy, fun, and creative alternative to wraps as usual!

xo

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    15 Comments
  1. I made these yest. I was kind of skeptical (cheese from cashews…really?) but it was delicious! Even my husband loved it & requested that I make it again. Thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂

  2. THIS IS AWESOME REMINDER THAT I CAN MAKE COLLARD WRAPS FOR LUNCH. I recently discovered I have a histamine allergy so i’m allergic to a lot of foods that come with that list. Anyone else on here relate and can send a girl some advice?

  3. Gena – I love your blog, and I take inspiration from it almost daily. But the one recipe i can whole-heartedly attribute to you and solely you – is the collard wrap. I tried it once, and have recreated it numerous times since then. It is a staple in my kitchen and I cannot imagine life without it. I’m so glad you are sharing it with more people!

  4. I cannot thank you enough for this post! I really love collard green wraps, but I couldn’t keep it from falling apart and tasting bitter. I always put the filling horizontally rather than vertically… I’ll definitely try your method!

  5. Hahahahaha! I’ve attempted to do this before and they worked relatively well, but I think I just did it too loose. It was an amusing eating experience.

  6. I love this, Gena! I always end up getting too intimidated by wraps, so I make the inside part of recipes, and just use the collards as a sort of “dipper.” But thanks to this tutorial, hopefully I’ll work up the courage. : )

  7. I love your recipes Gena! I’ve never tried green wraps, but I definitely will after reading this post! Thanks so much for your inspiration.