Ready In:

10-15 minutes

Good For:

Fast Mimicking

About this Recipe

The science of fasting mimicking meets whole food deliciousness with this nutrient-packed, plant-based collard wrap. Packed with vibrant vegetables and a flavorful turmeric tahini dressing, this recipe supports your fasting mimicking journey while tantalizing your taste buds.

Tricia Williams
Tricia Williams
Tricia Williams is a talented Chef recognized as a leader in the fields of Nutrition and Holistic Health. Some years ago, Tricia founded Food Matters, a boutique, nutritionally-sound meal delivery service. Closely collaborating with her clients’ coaches, integrative physicians, and nutritionists, Tricia was able to successfully tailor meal plans that met both their taste preferences and their health goals.


For the Collard Wraps:

  • 4 large collard green leaves
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup cucumber, julienned
  • 1 cup sauerkraut 
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts 
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (lightly toasted)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Turmeric Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Water (for thinning, if needed)


1. Prepare the Collard Leaves:

  • Wash the collard green leaves thoroughly and pat them dry.
  • Trim the tough stems from the collard leaves, making them easier   
  • to roll.

2. Make the Turmeric Tahini Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, ground turmeric, maple syrup (if using), ground cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Add water gradually until you reach your desired dressing consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

3. Assemble the Collard Wraps:

  • Lay one collard green leaf flat on a clean surface.
  • Spread a generous spoonful of the turmeric tahini dressing evenly over the collard leaf.
  • Arrange a handful of grated carrot, sliced red cabbage, julienned cucumber, sauerkraut, avocado slices, sprouts, and toasted sunflower seeds in the center of the leaf.

4. Roll the Collard Wraps:

  • Fold in the sides of the collard leaf.
  • Starting from the bottom, tightly roll up the collard leaf, encasing the fillings.
  • Slice the wrap in half diagonally for easier handling.

5. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve your Fasting Mimicking Vegetable Collard Wraps with extra turmeric tahini dressing for dipping.
  • Feel free to add a sprinkle of salt and pepper for extra flavor.

Why It Supports Fasting Mimicking:

This plant-based collard wrap is designed to provide essential nutrients and antioxidants while keeping calorie intake minimal, aligning with the principles of fasting mimicking. Here’s how:

  • Collard Greens: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, collard greens provide vital nutrients without an excess of calories.
  • Turmeric Tahini Dressing: Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and tahini offers healthy fats and protein for sustenance during your fasting mimicking period.
  • Fermented Sauerkraut: Supports gut health and digestion, crucial for overall well-being.
  • Colorful Vegetables: Carrots, red cabbage, and cucumber are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Avocado: Provides healthy fats for satiety and creaminess.
  • Sprouts: A source of enzymes and micronutrients, adding an extra layer of nutrition.
  • Sunflower Seeds: Offer protein and a delightful crunch.

Enjoy this fasting mimicking vegetable collard wrap as part of your fasting mimicking journey, knowing that it not only aligns with your health goals but also delights your taste buds with its vibrant flavors and textures.

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