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Sweet Potato Delicata Squash Bean Wraps

This is a sensational dish, with highly nutritious orange colored sweet potatoes that are excessively rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A) and phytonutrients. The collard greens are a great alternative to use as a natural gluten-free wrap. The rest of the ingredients are delightfully, sweet, and refreshing to your palate. I love to pair this sweet potato delicata squash bean wrap with my homemade raw salsa and hummus spread.

Healthy Tip: Buy organic or shop at a local farmers markets to get the best quality ingredients. Using fresh herbs over dried herbs are better for bringing out the refreshing aroma and flavors.

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil (cooking oil)
1 medium sweet potato (peeled, and diced into thin slices)
1 small delicata squash (washed, sliced and de-seeded)
2 fresh scallions (washed, diced)
15 oz black beans (raw, cooked, rinsed and drained)
15 oz chickpeas (raw, cooked, rinsed and drained)
4 leaves of red chard (washed, chopped)
A hand full of fresh parsley (washed, finely chopped)
A few collard greens (wraps)
Oregano (dried)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric

Instructions:

  1. First, wash produce. Peel, and dice sweet potatoes into thin slices.
  2. Next, using a large skillet put 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on medium heat.
  3. Wash and dice scallions and toss into the skillet. Cook for about two minutes and then add the sweet potato.
  4. Wash, slice and de-seed the delicata squash and add to skillet. Cover with a lid for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are slightly browned. After they have browned remove lid. (Using the lid in the beginning helps soften the potatoes)
  5. Add the cooked black beans and chickpeas to the mixture. Stir occasionally.
  6. Then, wash and chop 4 leaves of red chard and add to mixture. Add a hand full of washed, finely chopped parsley to the mixture and allow to sit on top and warm. Add dried oregano and turmeric. Mix before serving.
  7. Wash and cut the ends off the collard greens to use for a natural gluten-free wrap.
  8. Enjoy right away! Pair with homemade raw salsa and hummus spread. Click here for my home-made salsa and hummus recipes!

Optional Ingredients:

Fresh Herbs: Cilantro, Tarragon, Thyme, Mint or Sage.

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae