Each week, I receive organic produce delivered to my home in a “sweetness basket” from Milk & Honey Organics. This week’s basket had Collard Greens in it. I’m from the North, and while I love the South and all it has to offer, I have struggled to perfect the art of collard greens. This recipe was my first real success with the lovely, leafy vegetable. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Organic Bacon and Greens Snack Wrap
by Melissa McKinnon
- 3 strips organic bacon, chopped
- 1 bunch organic collard greens (spinach would work too), washed, dried, stems removed, and chopped (about 2 ½ c. chopped, fresh)
- 1 large organic garlic clove, minced
- 2 organic baby bella mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tsp. hot sauce (I used Texas Pete, still looking for a good organic brand, if you have suggestions)
- Sprinkle of seasoned salt (I used Lawry’s, still looking for a good organic brand here too)
- 4 oz. organic cream cheese (reduced fat or part skim, preferably)
- 4 all-natural/organic whole-wheat tortillas, quartered
- Heat skillet to medium heat. Meanwhile, chop ingredients.
- Fry 3 strips bacon to desired crispness, remove from skillet and drain on paper towel lined plate. Crumble.
- Reserve bacon drippings and add chopped greens, garlic, and mushrooms.
- Saute for 3-5 minutes, until greens are tender, garlic is carmelized, and mushrooms are reduced.
- Reduce heat to low, add hot sauce and seasoning salt to your taste.
- Add cream cheese and stir in until melted and well combined.
- Spread a tablespoon or two onto each tortilla quarter. Fold each in half and enjoy hot or chilled.
- Quartering the wraps makes this recipe go further as an appetizer. Most people stick to two or three pieces, though I’ll warn you, these are addictive.
- If you prefer, you could add the filling to wontons and bake or fry for a delicious appetizer. This recipe would yield 20-24 wontons (1 1/2 tsp. per wonton).
- My husband and I think the wontons would be a great appetizer with grilled spare ribs.
Bon Appetit! ~Melissa
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