Want a super-simple, light, fun #beautyfood bite that’s perfect for lunch, dinner, a snack, or even at a party? Wrap it up! Just gather a few colorful veggies and your favorite large leafy green, add in a tasty dipping sauce, and you’re ready to go!
You can vary the veggies to your liking. Here, we’ve used detoxifying collard greens for the wraps, with their wrinkle-reducing phytonutrient lutein, but feel free to try with chard, leaf lettuce, or romaine leaves. The added zing comes from a zesty lemon tahini sauce, high in anti-aging B vitamins. Talk about Savor-y!
Yield: 2 servings (2 wraps per serving)
Time: 15 minutes
¼ cup tahini paste, room temperature I vitamin E for skin elasticity + promotes healthy cell growth
1 lemon, juiced I detoxifying + vitamin C for anti-aging
¼ cup spring water I hydration + minerals
1 tablespoon thyme I vitamin A for wrinkle reducing + cell renewal
⅛ teaspoon sea salt I beauty minerals
3 fresh mint leaves I aids digestion + antiseptic
2 large collard green leaves I calcium for skin renewal and moisture retention
2 carrots, julienned I beta carotene for improved skin texture + sun protection
½ cup red cabbage, sliced I powerful antioxidant
1 organic cucumber, with skin I manganese + potassium for anti-aging
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the tahini paste with the lemon juice. *Note: If the tahini is not soft enough, warm it gently over a very low flame until it liquifies* Add the spring water gradually to desired consistency. Add in the thyme and sea salt, blend well, and set aside.
- Slice and julienne your vegetables, and set aside. Take one collard leaf, lay it flat on a cutting board, then slice in half at center, vertically. Remove stem. Layer vegetables across one half of the leaf, then roll away from you, as tightly as possible. Set aside, and repeat with remaining leaves.
- Scoop the tahini sauce into a small serving bowl, garnish with fresh mint, plate the collards, and enjoy!
You can also cut the wraps each into 4-6 pieces, securing each piece with a toothpick to serve guests, #beautyfood style!