CSA Post #1: Collard Green Veggie Wraps

So we took the plunge and bought a 1/2 share of produce for the summer at a family friend’s organic farm, and it’s been awesome so far. I love the variety (farmer Leo makes his own salad greens mix that is AMAZING), and I love that we get to try new things and experiment a bit in the kitchen. For anyone that’s local, I highly recommend checking out Three Pines Farm.

Week one, our box was full of collard greens, which we’ve both never had before. I heard that you could cook them down, but I wanted to try something different After some searching, I came across this little gem of a recipe. Made a few modifications to use what I had in the fridge, and they were delicious!

Collard Green Veggie Wraps

For the Carrot Ginger Hummus:

2 grated carrots

1 clove garlic

2-3 tsp minced ginger (do yourself a favor and use fresh)

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

juice of 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

1 tsp cumin

tsp Sriracha

2 tablespoons tahini

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt, to taste

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, blend until smooth (you may need to pause and scrape the sides a couple of times).

For the wraps:

4-6 collard green leaves, trimming the stem with a paring knife so the leaf lays flat and bends easily

1-2 cups cooked quinoa

Any veggies you have on hand or want to add: I used red pepper, beets, and cucumber

Cilantro, for garnish

1. Lay a collard green wrap flat on a plate, and spread some of the carrot ginger hummus in the center.

2. Add a layer of quinoa, followed by your veggies and cilantro.

3. Fold over one side, fold in the ends, and continue to roll (like you would a burrito).

4. Ensure that the wrap is folded neatly, and continue with the other collard green leaves.

5. Enjoy with some mint tea (mint also provided by Farmer Leo).

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