One of my favourite meals back in the days of eating meat has to be Fajita Wraps; a perfect Friday night treat to load your wrap with as much filling as possible, and then scorn yourself when it all drips down your arm to the plate because there’s too much Crème Fraîche melting against the chicken and peppers – oh the joys!
The only snag with not eating much wheat or meat anymore is that you can’t have moments like that, unless you get a moment inspiration of how to recreate such a feast but with healthy veggie ingredients instead – so behold the Fajita Cabbage Wraps, just as messy but minus the drips! Big cabbage leaves are a fabulous alternative to the regular wraps as they hold their shape and can get quite a bit of filling in the bigger the leaves, so what are you waiting for?! Kick the weekend off with total deliciousness…
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
Large and Medium Cabbage Leaves | Quinoa | Mixed Veg – Peppers, Courgette, Aubergine, Onions, Mushrooms, Carrot | Parsley
1. Select your cabbage leaves, wash thoroughly and then cut off the stems so you don’t get any tough bits. Pop them to the side until later as these cook very quickly for the texture and structure you need!
2. Dice some red onions and brown off in coconut oil, adding in the mixed veg (you can use pre-cut frozen veg if you have any, it makes timings so much quicker!) to soften. Once everything is cooked through, pop the cabbage into a steamer for 5 minutes on a medium heat, and stir in the quinoa and parsley to the veg to heat through and flavour.
3. When the cabbage is still a little tough but cooked, pop them on a plate and start loading up! Add the filling into the middle and spread equally so you can fold up the wraps into little packages – super cute and great to shovel in your mouth quicker, no?
Little parcels of veg and grains that you can keep filling up on all night – what a perfect way to start the weekend! Just like fajitas, you can set these out on the table for people to make themselves whilst you watch a film or chat, and you get even more creative by adding in some sweet potato, avocado, lemon, spice – falafel even!
Friday night messy treats, what could be better?!
Are you a fan of fajitas or wraps? What is your Friday night treat? Will you be making this recipe for the weekend?
Lots of Love,
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