Summertime Mango, Veggie, Hummus Collard Green Wraps

Although Fall just began its not too late to learn this new dish and eat it all year round. wrap it up

A refreshing and nutrient rich snack for summer entertaining or a quick fix for yourself, green leafy vegetables, like collard greens, contain most of the essential minerals needed for a healthy body and mind. Richly colored fruits and vegetables, such as red bell peppers and mangos, are anti-oxidant rich, protecting the body from oxidative stress cause by a variety of environmental and internal processes. Sprouts have a wide array of trace minerals and hummus is a vegetarian source of protein and good fat. All together, these foods optimize the vitamin and mineral content of this easy to prepare snack.

 

Ingredients:

 

2 Collard leaves

½ cup hummus of choice

half red bell pepper, cut into strips

half cucumber, cut into strips

handful of sprouts (alfalfa, sunflower, clover, broccoli…)

1 mango, peeled, deseeded, and cut into strips

 

Directions:

 

Rinse collard leaves and cut along stem on either side to remove. Pat dry.

 

Take the 4 halves of the collard leaves and cut in half again, short-way (end up with 8 pieces total)

 

On each collard piece, spread a tablespoon of hummus and lay a strip of bell pepper, cucumber, mango, and sprouts along center.

 

Wrap collard around filling and move to a plate. Repeat until all collard pieces are used.

 

Enjoy in the sun with a glass of lemonade.

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