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Vegan Baked Falafel Collard Wrap Recipe

Hikers enjoying a vegan falafel wrap after a day of hiking in the Pacific North West. Fresh collard greens, falafel, and vegetables wrapped into a to-go treat.

It’s not news that many Oregonians love to enrich themselves with good local produce that is sustainably and organically grown. And with the abundance of explorable nature surrounding us, portability is a major plus when choosing healthy snacks to enjoy during a rewarding hike through an old-growth forest or along our scenic coastlines. When preparing your provisions before hitting the trail, Real Live Food Oregon (RLFO) has you covered!

During the summer of 1985, a mom-and-daughter team, Elva and Araina Nevar, formed Real Live Food Oregon in order to bring healthful, nutritious, and portable snacks to their local community and help people make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies. They began with vegan sushi rolls, giving the business its original name, Tsunami Sushi.

In 2018, new co-owners Joey Jaraczewski and Andrew Ek (myself!) took the reins to spread this mission of nourishing the mind, body, and spirit to an even wider audience. With the dream of connecting customers and employees to the source of our food, all while helping to build plant-based and organic food systems for the future, we are now making a healthful impact throughout Oregon and parts of Washington state.

Organic vegetables prepared to come together in a collard green wrap with vegan falafel and tahini sauce. Organic carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber, and collard greens chopped, shredded, and diced.

The RLFO team created our line of collard wraps after discovering that other leafy greens like kale and chard didn’t hold up as well when bundling up a package of goodness. The baked falafel collard wrap uses Mountain Rose Herbs’ exceptional spices to transport customers to unexplored flavor landscapes. Cumin, coriander, and black pepper meld with toasted sesame tahini for a scrumptious and aromatic grab-and-go experience.

With the help of our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs, we are excited to share our healthy and satisfying recipe with readers here in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, so you can make your own plant-based morsels wherever you might be!

Hand formed falafel patties arranged on a baking tray. Falafel mix of chickpeas and spices including coriander, cumin, and black pepper.

 

Homemade Vegan Falafel Collard Wraps

Makes 6 wraps.

Ingredients

Directions

Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Rinse and strain canned garbanzo beans, then pulse in a food processor until fine.
  3. Mix together pulsed garbanzo beans, garbanzo flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 cup water.
  4. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, and ground black pepper. Mix well.
  5. Adjust salt to taste.
  6. Form into flat “cookies” around 2 inches in diameter and arrange on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping after 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Sauce:

  1. Combine lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 cup water in a food processor.
  2. Turn processor on a medium speed. Slowly incorporate sunflower oil and mix until creamy.

Assembly:

  1. On a washed collard leaf, lay out julienned carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
  2. Drizzle with desired amount of tahini sauce and baked falafel filling.
  3. Wrap burrito style and enjoy cold or hot!

 

Looking for a new way to start your day? 

Try This Vegan Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe!

 

You might also enjoy:

  1. Agua Fresca with Holy Basil and Strawberry
  2. Homemade Coconut Cardamom Granola with Vanilla
  3. Vegan Carrot Cashew Dip

 

Pinterest link to Mountain Rose Herbs. Hikers enjoying a vegan collard green wrap with falafel and organic vegetables.

 


Topics: Culinary, Recipes, Green Living

Andrew Ek

Written by Andrew Ek on August 6, 2019

With an intense work-ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, Andrew and his team has helped to expand the "Real Live" business more than anyone could have imagined. The dream of connecting customers and employees to the source of their food while building plant-based and organic food systems is the core behind their work. With that and their love of incredible food, Real Live Food Oregon products can now be found throughout Oregon and parts of Washington.


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