Hello Radiant friends,
I’d like to introduce my super quick (as you can see from the picture;) recipe which I often make for lunch or as a light dinner, changing ingredients with seasons and on occasion creating sauces and dips to accompany it! :)
This is an easy one, a definite time-saver, and it fulfills my old passion for sandwiches and wraps. I find them perfectly satisfying yet not too heavy.
You can, of course, elaborate on the recipe and use more ingredients like microgreens, alfalfa or clover sprouts, carrots, courgettes and make them as perfectly even and pretty as time allows – however, when in a hurry, I normally cut up whatever veggies I’ve got, throw them together into a leaf, roll up and munch! :)
This is what you’ll be needing to create the ‘breadless rolls’ I’ve made:
- large leafy greens such as chard (silverbeet) or rainbow chard [as per picture above], large spinach leaves, collard greens (i.e. broccoli leaves, kale) for the ‘wraps’.
- 1 tomato
- 1 avocado
- 1 bell pepper (capsicum)
- some parsley or basil
- some good salt (black pepper – optional)
- freshly squeezed lemon juice to drizzle the filling (optional)
- Wash all the veggies and the leaves thoroughly.
- Cut off the stocks from the leaves and place one leaf o na board or plate where you are going to roll your rolls.
- chop up or Julienne (looks prettier but takes longer:) your veggies
- Place a few strips of capsicum, tomato and avocado into the leaf, drizzle with some lemon juice and optionally sprinkle with some good salt. I normally place the filling to the right or the left off the main vein of the leaf, if it’s wide enough, this helps to wrap it better (see the next point).
- Fold your leaf around the veggies to form a roll. I normally wrap the bottom part of the leaf up first, then the top, then the side on which vegetables are closer to the edge, and continue to roll in that direction until you roll to the opposite end.
- Make as many of these as you like – enjoy! :)
A Tip: When folding your wraps, break the main vein of the leaf at the places you fold it, as this will keep the leaf from unfolding.