I cannot escape my obsession with collard greens. The only way I DON’T like them is cooked!
I am OBSESSED with collard wraps and collard salads. I love the dryness and the bitterness of the collards when snuggling delicious ingredients or serving as a base for said ingredients.
For dinner this work week, I decided upon collard-wrapped tacos — but decided to do them up veggie style — part cooked, and part raw! Based upon a recipe I discovered via a Facebook post by Blogilates.
The PERFECT summer dinner I could easily pack up for work this week!
The hardest part of this recipe was the cauliflower “Spanish” rice. Because I broke my food processor on Friday afternoon, ricing my cauliflower was a no-go.
LUCKILY, I had stumbled upon THIS RECIPE via a Facebook post earlier this week — and decided to give it a try — with my own veggie substitutions!
Another veggie taco ingredient that needed to be cooked up ahead of time were my roasted peppers. I picked up some jalapenos and poblano peppers, brushed them with coconut oil and roasted them for about 30 minutes or so, at 350 degrees.
I cut the hard stem part from the bottom of my collard wrap, then spread on some of the cauliflower rice.
Then, I stacked on a few raw, white mushrooms and some sliced, roasted peppers (2 jalapeno and 1/2 poblano).
Finally — I spooned on a few spoonfuls of a salsa I picked up at the store — that promises to be SUPER spicy!
This recipe was to serve as dinner for the work week (Sunday – Thursday). It was served with two veggie spring rolls (sliced carrots, red and green peppers — wrapped up in rice paper wrappers).
Later in the week, I began sauteing mushrooms and onions in olive oil, and pouring that into a bowl with the cauliflower rice, salsa and some Frank’s Red Hot. I sliced up the collards salad-style. I tossed some Brussels sprouts into a separate container.
Then, when it was dinner time at work, I microwaved the container with the cauliflower rice — and then poured the topping onto the collards in my salad bowl. Then, I tossed the Brussels in…and it was much less messy for desk eating! — But definitely still probably a 5+ paper towel meal!