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Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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  • Author: Well Vegan
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 6 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2.5 oz. thin rice noodles
  • 6 large collard green leaves
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 4 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 12 tsp. water (to thin, as needed)


  1. Press tofu between a few layers of paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Cut tofu into ½-inch thick strips, about 3 – 4 inches long. Begin cooking your rice noodles according to package directions.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry the tofu until lightly golden, 3 – 4 minutes on each side. Check on your rice noodles and when tender, drain and set aside. Once tofu is done cooking, set on a layer of paper towels to cool.
  3. Wipe clean the same skillet you used to cook the tofu (careful, it’s hot!) and fill it with a few inches of salted water. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. At this time, fill a separate pot or bowl with ice water and set aside.
  4. While you wait for your water to boil, prepare your collard greens by trimming the long stem so it’s flush with the leaf. Then, with the leaf upside down, gently shave down the thick stem that runs up the center of the leaf with a sharp paring knife. Doing so will make the leaf more flexible to fold and wrap.
  5. Once the water is boiling, carefully drop in the collard greens. Cook for 30 seconds, then immediately transfer them to the bowl of ice water.
  6. While your collard greens chill in the ice bath, prepare your veggies. For the carrot, use a vegetable peeler to create long, thin strips. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and then cut each half lengthwise into thin pieces. Trim the fleshy, seedy part of each piece to avoid a soggy wrap. Set chopped veggies aside.
  7. Next, prepare your sauce by combining the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice and chili garlic sauce in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon or two of water to thin the sauce if it’s really sticky.
  8. To assemble, dry each collard green leaf between two paper towels. Lay one of the leaves on a flat surface, like your cutting board, with the stem side facing up.
  9. Spread a spoonful of peanut sauce across the bottom center of the leaf, followed by the tofu, rice noodles, carrot, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint and basil. Fold the sides of the leaf in towards the center, followed by the bottom, so your fillings are cradled.
  10. Finally, using your hands to keep the sides of the leaf tucked in, roll the wrap from the bottom like you’re folding a burrito. Add a dab of peanut sauce to the edge of the leaf to help the wrap stick to itself. Repeat this process with the remaining three wraps.
  11. With a serrated knife, carefully slice each wrap in half to serve. Or, if you’re going to travel with your wrap, leave it whole and cut it on arrival. Use any extra peanut sauce for dipping.