Collard Roll Ups with Coconut Curry Kale

Posted by Diane Hoch in Healthy Eating, Newsletters, Recipes with No Comments


 4 Collard Leaves, blanched

5 Cups Purple Kale, torn into bite size pieces

1/2 Cup Water

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon Orange Juice

1 teaspoon Orange Zest

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder

1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Avocado, sliced

1 Large Carrot, cut into ribbons with a peeler

1 Tablespoon Horseradish Root, grated


To blanch Collard Leaves:  In a large sauté pan add water to coat bottom of pan, about 1 inch high.   Bring to a boil. Place a collard leaf in pan and blanch leaf until it turns bright green in color, about 10-15 seconds on each side.  Repeat with remaining leaves.  Let cool then cut out the thick part of the spine leaving at least 8 inches to fill and roll.  Set aside.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add coconut oil.  Once melted, add garlic, orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, curry powder, and sea salt.  Mix well and sauté until mixture begins to bubble, approximately 2-3 minutes.  Add Kale and toss to coat.  Cook until the Kale becomes tender and wilted, approximately 3-5 minutes.   Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place collard leaf top side down on a cutting board. Layer 1/4 of kale sauté and spread it in the center of the leaf horizontally.  Then add a quarter of your avocado slices and a 1/4 of your carrot ribbons.  Roll collard from the bottom around ingredients like a sushi roll.  Cut any access from the leaf at the end.  Slice with a sharp knife into 1 1/2 inch sections. Sprinkle with freshly grated horseradish and enjoy! Yum!

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