Collard Wraps with Tofu and Peanut Sauce
You want to try something different? I know that having to make meals every day can get hard and coming up with new ideas can be challenging.
I am blessed as I LOVE trying things and I always have a lot of ideas when it comes to preparing healthy foods. That is why I love sharing these ideas with you!
These wraps are full of nutrients because you are using collard greens as the “wrap” instead of a wheat or corn tortilla. If you haven't tried collards to have to!
NOTE: I was making a video for this and the memory ran out on my iPad so the video got cut short but I have included it below. If you wish to see the video of these.
Collards can also be used in smoothies and are great cooked. I haven't used them in a salad and if you do, slice them very thin. They are not bitter like some other greens and have a mild taste.
Yes, you have probably heard not to eat too much Tofu. Because I really like tofu (use organic) I have it every once in a while. Tofu on it's own doesn't have much flavour so I fry it in fresh ginger and garlic and make a sauce for it.
My favourite sauce is peanut sauce but any nut butter sauce will work. Almond butter is another favourite of mine and I actually use it more often.
Today I am giving you a very fast and simple peanut sauce (used a natural peanut butter).
COLLARD WRAPS WITH TOFU AND PEANUT SAUCE
- Pack of collard leaves
- 1 package of firm or extra firm organic tofu
- Shredded (chopped) cabbage
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Sprouts (I used alfalfa)
- Bell pepper
- Shredded carrots
- Chopped greens (like spinach, lettuce, arugula)
(You can use any fillings you wish to use)
For the sauce:
- 1/4 C Natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp Tamari (or coconut aminos or Braggs soy)
- 2 Tbsp Water (add more if needed to consistency you want)
- 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Add peanut butter or almond butter to a deep bowl (splashes a bit while stirring). Add water and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine. Add Tamari and stir until all is creamy. Add water to the consistency you want. This sauce will keep in the fridge for about 1 week so you can make a big batch if you want.
Putting Wraps Together
Preparing the Tofu:
- Chop fresh ginger and garlic (use the amount you want)
- Take tofu out of package, drain water and pat dry with paper towel or tea towel.
- Cut tofu into pieces or strips (think of how you want them in wrap)
- Add oil to pan – heat and then add tofu. You may want to cover with lid as it can splatter.
- Medium heat. You want to slightly brown each side. As it is cooking add the ginger and garlic
- Stir and flip until it is golden. It doesn't really matter how much you cook the tofu as it doesn't need to be cooked that much). I tend to like it golden and with a bit of crunch.
- When cooked just put in bowl or on plate and set aside.
- Rinse 1-2 large collard leaves and dry with paper towel or tea towel. Cut out the stem. This will give you 2 halves from 1 leaf. You can use the whole leaf but will need to shave down the stem as it is really hard.
- Put one half of the leaf down on a cutting board. Fill it like you would a wrap.
- You can add peanut sauce in with tofu or add it to the wrap
- Roll the collard leaf.
These can even be made in the morning and brought to work rolled as they will hold up.
Or you can bring all the ingredients in one container and the collard leaves in a bag and assemble them at work when you are on lunch.
These are also great for dinner with soup, cooked veggies, fish or a rice of lentil dish.
NOTE: The tofu with peanut sauce is also excellent mixed in with a salad or used in a stir-fry.
Here is the video I did – but got cut short
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Health, Happiness, Passion & Purpose!
With love, Diana
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