Friday, December 12, 2014

Thai Chickpea Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce



Since I don't have a garden I planted a few things in large pots. My plants are doing great and I enjoyed the collards in this unique recipe.



Recipe adapted from Eat Spin Run Repeat

Ingredients:

Wraps:

4 large collard leaves, washed and patted dry
1/2 cup carrots- shredded or cut into julienne strips
1/4 of a ripe mango, remove the peel and cut into julienne strips
1/2 cups seedless cucumber- julienne
2 tablespoon Thai basil or cilantro ( Thai basil is growing in my little greenhouse and I used it. The cilantro does not taste like  the Thai basil but is a good substitute )
1 finely minced Thai Birds eye chili ( used one seeded habanero)

chickpea mixture:

1 clove garlic- minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon green curry paste ( didn't use- I used chili garlic sauce)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1  cup cooked chickpeas- rinsed and drained ( I used low sodium chickpeas)

peanut sauce:

2 tablespoons natural peanut butter ( used Skippy peanut butter)
pinch of chili flakes
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
water to thin if needed

Directions:

Cut the carrot, mango, cucumber, Thai basil (or cilantro), and bird's eye chili ( I used haberano).

Wash the  collard greens and dry. Use a knife and carefully cut out if the leaf has a large stem. Don't cut the leaves in half - only remove as much as you need to remove the stem. 

 Over medium heat cook the minced garlic and curry paste until fragrant in a large frying pan. Add to the pan the rice vinegar, ginger and chickpeas, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until chickpeas are warm and coated in sauce. Mash some of the chickpeas with the back of a fork, you don't want it smooth mash so it's crumbly. Stir the ingredients until all liquid is absorbed, then add the chickpeas to a bowl.

To make the sauce: Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir together until smooth.

Take 2 collard green leaves and place one over the other so that that the parts where the stems were removed do not show. This will also help to reinforce the wrap.

Begin layering half of the fillings into the leaves in a horizontal line. (You can add the sauce here, or use it as a dipping sauce later). Be careful not to over-stuff the leaves or it will be difficult to roll.

Fold the outer edges inward and start to roll with the end of the leaves nearest to you. Then just roll up your wrap.

Place it steam side down and cut the wrap in half.

The dipping sauce can be added to the wrap when preparing it or placed in a small bowl which the wraps can be dipped. 

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28 comments:

  1. WOW.....what a beautiful picture !! Looks like I could grab one and go. This sounds so good. You must have a green thumb to grow the collards in a pot. This sounds very healthy and I can imagine it is very good to eat also. Must copy this one and put it on my list. Thanks Linda, very good one for Friday.

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    1. Thanks Myra- I'm gonna make this again tonight.

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  2. I'm with Myra-that is one GORGEOUS photo, Linda. Those wraps are so pretty....and full of fresh healthy goodies too.

    It looks like your collard greens are really doing well-I know how much you love them so to be growing them yourself? A BIG bonus.....nothing like fresh picked from your own "garden" whether in the ground or in a pot. :)

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    1. By the way Linda-Bob just saw this photo and told me to tell you HE LOVES it...........he said "That is one EXCELLENT shot......." :)

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    2. Thanks Carol and please thank Bob also. I feel very honored that he likes the photo.

      Wait till next fall when we come down. The back the the truck is gonna be packed with my pots! More winter vegs to grow :-)

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  3. Oh this is making me so hungry. Wish I could reach in and take one. This is one I will try..

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  4. You're photography is amazing Linda, you captured the perfect shot. The composition is perfect! I'm hungry. Hah, that's what a great photo does, it makes you want to reach in and grab the food!

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    1. LOL Cyndy- I wish I made more! Those four were gone in no time.

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  5. These look SO fresh and delicious! Thanks for linking up to #RealFoodRecipes!

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    1. I knew this was a bad time to add a recipe like this but it's healthy and really good.

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  6. This looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Let's Get Real link party. You are one of my featured bloggers this week. The party will go live on Thursday at 5pm EST

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  7. These look so good and light !! Def doing to try glad you linked up @ Home Matters Party - Laci from Sequins in teh South

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    1. They were really good and hope you enjoy them also.

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  8. Wow What a lovely wrap and beautiful photography! Thai Chickpea Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce has so many interesting ingredients. I'm really enticed to make it!
    Thanks for linking up this great post at #PureBlogLove Link Party. The party starts every Thursday at 8p.m. EST and runs through the weekend. I'm hosting over at www.homemadefoodjunkie.com. We would love to see more of your lovely ideas!

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    1. Thank you! I got lucky with the photo.

      Thanks for the invitation-

      Have a great weekend.

      Linda

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  9. You too. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  10. I love wraps. What a great healthy way to use collards as the wrap. Brilliant! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  11. Lovely chickpeas collard wraps, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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  12. I love wrapping veg with greens! Thanks for sharing on my monthly link up!

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  13. Yummy!! Thank you for sharing this over at Healthy Living Link Party! Pinned and hope to see you again :) I will feature this for tomorrow's party, don't forget to grab your button. Have a great and blessed week :)

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  14. These wraps sound delicious!! So many good flavors :) Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We hope to see you back tonight!

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  15. Your wraps look beautiful! I'm not sure I have ever tasted collard greens but I love the bright green colour. Really love the flavours in this recipe as well. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

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