These garden breakfast wraps serve more of a purpose than just a delicious, healthy start to the day. They are a great excuse to bust out obscure herbs and other ingredients you have, but don’t really know what to do with, and actually use them.
Part of the challenge of this time of year is using all the produce we buy. All too often, at the end of the week, my crisper is filled with wilted good intentions. I then either have to try to re-hydrate them, put everything into a mashed up soup, or sadly toss into my compost. 🙁
Right now I’m working hard to find fun recipes that use up all the produce and herbs sure to come over the season. Just last week, I left my bestie’s house with a bouquet of herbs from her garden, and, determined not to let them go to waste, I’ve been crafting recipes to get the best out of their flavour and nutrition profile.
With no further delay, I present to you…my Garden Inspired Breakfast Wraps. I’ve put a little * behind the items which are growing locally in Vancouver right now. If you just went to the farmers market this past weekend, be sure to give these babies a try.
Ingredients ~ 4 Garden Breakfast Wraps, serves two
4 leaves of steamed rainbow or other chard or collards*
4 ish outer leaves of red leaf or butter lettuce*
Herbed-Out Filling Blend
Keep in mind, this blend can also double as a weird pesto, cracker spread, sandwich spread, or veggie dip.
1 tbsp fresh thyme*
2 full spring onions*
1 small clove of garlic
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (preferably soaked)
2 tbsp sunflower seeds (preferably soaked)
4 small (2 big) leaves of steamed kale, chopped
A solid dose of cracked pepper
1 tbsp flax oil
A dash of fancy sea salt
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp tahini
Blend all filling ingredients together, leaving room for the seeds to maintain some crunch.
Be prepared to need some napkins!
Lay down a steamed collard leaf, layer a lettuce leaf on top, then line with your sprouts, avocado, and 1/4 of the herb filling.
Roll that baby up nice and tight, and dig in. These were a savoury, flavour packed breakfast that had so much character, it makes me wonder why, in the Summer, I bother with anything else but veggies. These wraps have so much nutrition in them, including vitamin E in the seeds to keep your skin glowing all summer, as well as essential fatty acids in the flax to prevent premature aging, and help counter stress.
Mmmm – mmm – mm.