A recipe for cabbage wraps…..hmmm! Doesn’t sound too interesting but that is ok. It is not the name of the dish you want to worry yourself with. It is the taste of these little packets of tasty goodness you want to be concerned with.
Last week I was on Pinterest looking for recipes to make now that I have decided to forgo gluten. I found a sandwich that was avocado and chickpeas and though it sounded great but I have not had any success making homemade wheat-free bread. What I always have on hand though is at least 2-3 heads of cabbage (I love roasting 1/4 heads of it under the broiler with other veggies) and an idea was sparked. Why not continue this whole wheat-free notion into the sandwich and create a cabbage leaf wrap. So that is exactly what I did and I will say it was tasty and filling.
Cabbage Leaf Wraps
Ingredients: 3 cabbage leaves, 1/4 cup dried chickpeas, 1/4 cup dried black beans, 1/2 cup of avocado, 1 tbsp Sriracha, 1 Tbsp Horseradish Mustard (any whole grain mustard will do but not the yellow stuff), 1 Tbsp Roasted Garlic, 1 Tbsp Water (or less depending on how thick you want the sauce)
Nutritional Information: 369 calories, 48g Carbs, 14g Fat, 14g Protein
- The night before you want to make this meal soak your beans. The longer they soak the shorter the cooking time.
- In separate pots add your beans then bring 2 cups of water to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until beans are soft.
- Drain beans and spray cold water on them to bring down to room temperature.
- Once beans have cooled off combine them with the avocado that you have cut into cubes and scooped out (need a lesson on how to do this? Contact Me)
- In a separate bowl add the sriracha, mustard, garlic and water. Stir until well combined.
- Add 2 – 3 teaspoons of the sauce to the bowl with the beans and stir to combine. Do not use too much sauce here as you don’t want it to leak all over the place.
- Peel the leafs off of the cabbage head and then place the bean mixture in the center and roll.
- You can cut the wraps in half or leave them rolled up.
- Dip into the remaining sauce as you are eating to add an extra punch of flavor.