Mango Avocado Kale Wrap

Avocado has a magic ability to liven up anything from tacos to toast, but this new combo might just become your salad of choice for the summer. The combo of avocado + feta cheese + chickpeas is both savory + creamy — making it an especially great addition to sandwiches. This recipe is all about ditching the traditional wrap + instead opting for leafy greens.

Any green with a large + sturdy leaf is a great alternative + it’ll give your lunch a nutritional boost! I recommend trying collard greens, lacinato kale, or even butter lettuce. An extra bonus for subbing in greens? You can make your sandwich the night before + it’ll stay fresh for lunch the next day!

INGREDIENTS

1 Avocado

1 cup Chickpeas, rinsed + drained

3 oz Feta Cheese

1 Lime, juiced

¼ cup Cilantro, chopped

1 Mango, sliced

1 bunch Leafy Green [Kale or Collard Greens]

Salt to taste

For the Chicken:

1 lb Chicken Breasts

1 Lime, juiced

¼ cup Cilantro, chopped

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DIRECTIONS

#1] Chop the cilantro + juice a lime into a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts, toss to coat + let sit in the marinade for ten minutes. Remove the chicken breasts + grill or sauté [about 5 mins per side] or until cooked through. Set the chicken aside to rest before slicing so it stays juicy!

#2] Chop the cilantro + avocado + combine in a medium sized bowl. Juice a lime into the bowl + stir gently, without mashing the avocado. Make sure all the diced avocado bits are coated in lime juice or it’ll turn from a lovely green color into brown!

#3] Add the chickpeas + feta cheese to the bowl + gently stir once more. Try not to eat the entire bowlful ; )

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#4] Grab a knife + cut a mango into thin slices, making sure to remove the skin.

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#5] Grab your leafy greens! If you are using collard greens, one large leaf works great. If you opt for kale, like I did, go for two or three leaves. Lay your greens out on a cutting board + layer on some chicken. If you’re using large chicken breasts, slicing them will make rolling the wrap easier! Add a spoonful or two of the avocado mixture + top with a couple slices of mango. It may seem tempting to really load-up your wrap, but over-stuffing it will make rolling into quite a messy process. I recommend making two small wraps instead of one large one + you get an added nutritional bonus from extra leafy greens!

#6] Roll it up! If taking your wrap to-go, rolling it in parchment paper or aluminum foil + it’ll be the perfect meal on the go! Eat up!

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+ Teresa [@tasandoval], OSU CHAARG

 

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