Collard wraps and raw pate are some of the most delicious, familiar, and easy to make raw recipes out there.
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Raw Pate & Collard Wrap Video
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Indian-Inspired Raw Pate Ingredients
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 3-4 soaked sundried tomatoes
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of cumin
- Pinch of curry
- A few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place all of these ingredients in a high speed blender (Vitamix or Blendtec) or a food processor and process until it forms a pate consistency. I don’t recommend you use a regular blender, because it won’t be able to process the ingredients properly and may overheat.
I love this pate because it’s got an Indian feel to it, but it uses the simplest and most easily available vegetables as a base.
Now you can use this pate to top your salads, make wraps, or with raw crackers.
How to Use A Raw Pate For Collard Wraps
To make a collard wrap all you need are a few large collard leaves. Collards are great because they are dark leafy greens with tons of nutrients and fiber. They’re also sturdy and easy to wrap into a delicious burrito-like meal!
The first step is to wash your collard leaves. Next cut off the protruding end of the stem.
Place the leaves face down and use a knife to slice off the extra tough middle rib. This will allow for the collard leaves to fold more easily when you wrap them up.
Turn the leaves over, with the darker side facing down. Take 2 or more leaves and overlap them.
Spread some of the raw pate in a horizontal line on the leaves. Then add any other fillings you’d like: marinated mushrooms, sprouts, shredded vegetables, etc.
To prepare the wrap, fold in the two sides, then roll up the edge nearest you. Keep rolling and tuck in the sides as you make each roll. Watch the video to see this in action!
Try this pate or invent your own! The beauty of raw food is that you can pretty much always invent a new raw recipe based on what you’ve got in the fridge. Play around with the spices and ingredients and come up with a new family favorite.
Give the collard wrap idea a go, and see how easy it is to make wraps out of super healthy ingredients!
Let me know how it goes and what recipes you come up with in the comments below! :)