Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Recipe: Cabbage roll-ups/wraps

Yesterday I mentioned on my Twitter what I ate for dinner and some of you asked me for the recipe because you need more ideas for healthy meals. So, here it is: my famous (or not so famous :P) vegan cabbage roll-ups, wrap-ups, wrap or however you'd like to call them.

Like I said, it's healthy, super easy to prepare, it takes around 15 minutes and I've been preparing it at least 2 times a week, it always tasted different and you can improvise a lot. :)

Ingredients:
- cabbage head,
- mixed veggies (I used: aubergine/eggplant, onion, garlic, carrot, brussels sprouts, green pepper)
- beans,
- salt & pepper (any other spices according to your taste),
- extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.


Preparation:

Firstly, you put whole cabbage head (is this correct? :P) in a bowl, boil water and pour it in a bowl with cabbage in it. It should be completely covered. You leave it for about 10 minutes, this will make leafs softer so you can unwrap them without breaking (although I still manage to break them sometimes ^^).


Meanwhile you can prepare your filling. Chop all vegetables and put them in a pan with heated olive oil (or coconut oil). I left only carrot and use a skin peeler to get really thin slices and I add them at the end. Add salt, pepper and any other spices. Mix few times while cooking. Like I said, I add thin slices of carrot last 5 minutes (or less) of cooking and in last minute I add beans (1/3 of can). Mix again.



Drain you cabbage head, let is cool a little (you can pour cool water over it) and carefully peel some leafs. It depends on how your cabbage head is big/small, if it's bigger, use only one leaf, if it's smaller use two or three leafs (for one person).
You put leafs on a plate and fill them with veggies. I eat wraps with my hands just like a sandwich. Veggies will probably fall out of your wrap and you will have dirts hands, so I don't recommend eatting that on a first date :P.


Other options:
You can even just boil your veggies or fill them with a salad. Instead of beans you can use other lean proteins, such as: white meat, salmon, eggs, tofu, quinoa ... I like using beans, because I am a vegetarian and I always have beans at home. Sometimes I even add avocado and tomatoes.

Tell me how it turns out if you try it!

Enjoy your meal! Bon apetit!



14 comments:

  1. Mmm this looks really good and easy! xx

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  2. I am so making this tomorrow:)yummy yummy

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    1. Mmm. I need to ask you how it turned out :)
      Thank you for commenting <3

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  3. Jaz sem pričakovala sarmo, ampak tole je bistveno boljše. :D Super ideja in recept.

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    1. Hehe, itak, da je boljše :))
      Hvala :)

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  4. I am vegan and this is a great recipe :) Thank for this post!!

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    1. I want to become a vegan too, am a vegeterian now :)
      no, thank you for commenting :) <3

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  5. Hello from a new subscriber! Just wanted to say that you have a nice name, in Latvian "deja" means "dance" :)

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    1. Hello new subscriber Pončiks! ;)
      Really? I just knew that it means "goddess" in Italian. good to know tho! :)
      Thank you <3

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  6. Looks delicious, I make something similar but with a spicy source too (and chicken)

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    1. I like it spicy too. :)
      Thank you <3

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