Get More Greens
A great way to get more greens in your diet, which is integral to a plant-based diet since it’s among the most nutrient-dense food and affordable, is to roll leafy greens around a filling. This is great for upcycling dense fillings like hummus or nut pates too.
I’m still learning myself what wrapping techniques work but generally speaking collard greens and chard work well and, when they’re in season, are tender and broad. You want to remove the tough stems and veins with a sharp, small knife. You can tenderize the leaves with a bit of cold pressed oil, salt and lemon juice. For collards you can lightly steam them since they’re so tough but I don’t have much experience with this technique, I mostly just end up using raw.
You can spoon the filling at the top-most area since the bottom portion will be split from taking the stem off. From there roll the top towards the bottom of the leaf, tucking the sides in as you go. At the end, you can crisscross the split/ bottom area to wrap it tightly. For chard, you can roll it as tightly as the fluffy leaves allow, spike a toothpick through it to hold it together, then cut the top and bottom off so it looks like a maki sushi piece. The excess can be used in a salad.
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