Tutto Bene Wrap

September 28, 2010

Author Notes:

Whenever I feel like going easy on the carbs, bread is always the first thing to go. So with that in mind, how can you still have a hand held lunch without it? Nature's own green 'tortilla' to the rescue... Once you remove the stem from the middle, the leaves of the Collard Green can be wrapped to hold any filling you can imagine. It's healthy and delicious and a great alternative to bread!


Serves: 1


  • 1 Large collard green leaf
  • Sliced avacado
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced radish
  • Julienned carrots
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • A few splashes of your favorite vinaigrette
  • Slices of cooked bacon
  • Handful of mixed greens
  • hummus
  • sunflower seeds
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Select a large collard green leaf, wash and dry it.
  2. Lay the leaf flat on a cutting surface and using a knife, cut the stem out of the middle. This will divide the leaf, so when assembling, simply lay one half over into an inch or so, of the other.
  3. Spread the hummus over the entire leaf. Add the remaining ingredients on one side of the leaf only, so that you're able to roll it up. Add a dash or two of vinaigrette, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Roll it up and enjoy!

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4 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian September 29, 2010
Great idea TiggyBee! I've made little packets filled with things with swiss chard leaves, but hadn't transferred that to collards. Saved!
Author Comment
TiggyBee September 30, 2010
Thanks Suzanne!! Chard is another great idea! : )
gingerroot September 29, 2010
I love collards and almost always have some in my CSA box but I never would have thought of using them like this! What a great idea, TiggyBee! I love all the contrasts of texture and flavor here (avocado/bacon/radish). Will definitely make soon.
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TiggyBee September 30, 2010
Thanks Gingerroot! I hope you'll enjoy it!! Let me know!! : )