Green Wraps with Herb and Nut Cheeze | Down to Earth Organic and Natural

Green Wraps with Herb and Nut Cheeze

Photo: Green Wraps
In this recipe healthy collard greens are used to wrap a creamy nut and herb spread and fresh vegetables. Blanching the collards beforehand softens the tough greens for wrapping, but you can use them raw if you like.
Yield
20 small wraps
Ingredients
  • ½ cup raw cashew pieces, soaked 1 hour
  • ¾ cup whole raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice + more to taste
  • 1 cup fresh herbs (dill, basil, cilantro, etc.)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons water + more if needed
  • 1 bunch collard greens
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into sticks
Instructions
  1. To make the Nut Cheeze: Measure the cashew pieces into a large bowl. Cover with water and let soak 1 hour. Drain off water before using.
  2. Blend cashews and macadamia nuts in a food processor until mostly smooth. Add lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until well combined. Add water as needed to make a creamy but thick texture.
  3. To make the wraps: Wash greens, and slice leaves at the stems, leaving two big pieces from each leaf.
  4. Using tongs, dip each leaf in boiling water for just a second to blanch - it should turn bright green and visibly soften. Set on towels to cool and dry.
  5. When leaves are cool, place flat and add 2 Tablespoons Nut Cheeze, then cover with carrots and one slice of cucumber. Roll and enjoy!