Recipe: Cabbage Wraps

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


  1. The night before you want to make this meal soak your beans.  The longer they soak the shorter the cooking time.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain beans and spray cold water on them to bring down to room temperature.
  4. 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)
  5. In a separate bowl add the sriracha, mustard, garlic and water.  Stir until well combined.
  6. 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.
  7. Peel the leafs off of the cabbage head and then place the bean mixture in the center and roll.
  8. You can cut the wraps in half or leave them rolled up.
  9. Dip into the remaining sauce as you are eating to add an extra punch of flavor.
Additional items to add:  hard boiled eggs (chopped), red onion (chopped), jalapeño peppers (chopped), capers

The crunch of the cabbage goes perfectly with the creaminess of the beans and avocado along wit the spiciness of the sauce.

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  1. Donna says:

    Re gluten free bread… This recipe for chestnut onion bread was recommended to me but I haven’t made it yet. The potato should be potato starch, not flour – there is a different. Also we just tried Bob’s Red Mill gluten free bread mix at home and David enjoyed it. I’m not a huge bread eater but he is and loved having home baked bread around the house again.
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    • CTER says:

      Thanks Donna. Will definitely check out the link but the crazy thing is that my hankering for bread is starting to dissipate. Yesterday I had plans for a Homemade Nut Butter and Jelly sandwich for lunch but instead changed it to layering the nut butter and jelly on apple and pear slices.

      I did make French Toast this morning with Spelt Bread that I had purchased over the weekend so maybe that cured my desire, but I would also rather make homemade bread.

  2. Jen says:

    These sound awesome!
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    • CTER says:

      Thanks. They are very tasty. I wish I would have remembered to include red onions in them but now I have something to look forward to. By the way, I was going to make the beet dish tonight but failed to realize I have a meeting to attend so I will make it tomorrow instead and then post it on Thursday or Friday.

      Tonight I am making a quick Fajita Risotto Cake and will post that recipe tomorrow instead.

  3. Maria Simone says:

    Yum. That is all.
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  4. Clark says:

    Currently it appears like WordPress is the best blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
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