Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps

Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps are light, refreshing and make the perfect meal for a picnic at the park or a day at the beach. The crisp collard greens are filled with creamy falafel hummus, crunchy carrots, juicy celery, acidic tomatoes and tangy pickles. They are easy to make, travel well and can be made the night before you head out on your summer adventure. Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps are gluten free, vegan and bursting with flavor.

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Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps by @jesselwellness #vegan #cleaneatingFalafel Hummus Collard Wraps

(gluten free, vegan, nut free)

Prep time: 20 minutes | Serving size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 large collard green leaves
  • 4 carrots, julienne
  • 4 celery stocks, julienne
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 8 pickles, thinly sliced

Falafel Hummus

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chickpeas (19oz drained and rinsed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup parsley, packed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp miso
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash the collard green leaves and lie them flat on a cutting board spine side up. Carefully run your knife or a peeler over the spine and shave off as much as possible. This will make your collard wraps much easier to roll.
  2. To make the falafel hummus, place the garlic in a food processor and process until chopped. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, parsley, tahini, olive oil, miso, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and blend until smooth.
  3. Gently fold the tomatoes and pickles into the hummus.
  4. To assemble the falafel hummus collard wraps, lay the collard wraps on a flat surface. Place the carrots and celery in the center of the wrap and top each collard wrap with ¼ cup of falafel hummus. Roll up the collard wraps starting at the base of the collard green and secure with kitchen twine.

 

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Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps (gluten free, vegan, nut free)
Author: Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Falafel Hummus Collard Wraps are light, refreshing and make the perfect meal for a picnic at the park or a day at the beach. They are gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 8 large collard green leaves
  • 4 carrots, julienne
  • 4 celery stocks, julienne
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 8 pickles, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chickpeas (19oz drained and rinsed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup parsley, packed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp miso
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the collard green leaves and lie them flat on a cutting board spine side up. Carefully run your knife or a peeler over the spine and shave off as much as possible. This will make your collard wraps much easier to roll.
  2. To make the falafel hummus, place the garlic in a food processor and process until chopped. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, parsley, tahini, olive oil, miso, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and blend until smooth.
  3. Gently fold the tomatoes and pickles into the hummus.
  4. To assemble the falafel hummus collard wraps, lay the collard wraps on a flat surface. Place the carrots and celery in the center of the wrap and top each collard wrap with ¼ cup of falafel hummus. Roll up the collard wraps starting at the base of the collard green and secure with kitchen twine.

12 Comments

  1. Vicky on August 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Absolutely love this recipe and just shared it on my blog in a Friday Foodie Fave post where I share my favorite recipes finds from around the web.

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on August 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you so much Vicky! I saw your Friday Foodie Fave post, you are so sweet to include my recipe.

  2. Laura Curtin @ Incredibly Edible on August 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    HeyJesse I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog (even though I have never commented before!), and I am nominating you for the Liebster Award, head over to my blog to see what it’s all about http://www.incrediblyedible.org/2014/08/liebster-award.html. I hope you choose to participate as I would love to learn a little more about you! 🙂

  3. Liz on August 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Uh, why did *I* never think to make falafel hummus?! It’s, like, only the most obvious thing Eh-ver. 😉 I LOVE the flavors of falafel and cannot WAIT to make this. I’ve got some chickpeas sitting in the fridge just waiting to be turned into something uber delicious; they’ve found their calling. 😀

    (FYI: I found you through FindingVegan, JIC you were wondering if it was worth posting there/increasing your traffic.)

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on August 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Liz, I LOVE falafels but I wanted to make something that wasn’t deep fried. Thanks so much for letting me know how you found me, I’m always curious.

      • Liz on August 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

        Fried stuff does NOT sit well with me, so I always do baked falafels, but, well, I’m a LAZY cook. So anything that cuts down on prep, dirty dishes and time in the kitch — like blender/food processor recipes — I am IN. That’s why I am such a fan of hummus and other bean dips and so excited to make this. 🙂

        (Whenever I come across a new site through FV with a recipe I bookmark, I always try to make it a point to tell them how I found them. FV is my go-to place for catching up on plant-based recipes, and I’ve come to rely on them almost exclusively for new recipes so I love it when people post there. 🙂 )

  4. Marly on September 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    What a great idea to wrap all that yummy goodness up in collard greens! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  5. Dr. Cowan's Garden on July 31, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Vegetables are nutrient dense. You know eating a variety of green vegetables are most important. These wraps are so beautiful! What a delightful summer dish. Such a healthy meal. Since the collards are thick great for holding the other ingredients together, Thanks for this recipe. I might use it as a healthy appetizer for parties.

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