What else could you use baby collards for? It's Summer time (on the Northern hemisphere anyway) and I didn't want to juice such fresh, crisp leaves. So I made tacos. Being about as large as the palm of my hand they're the perfect size and the perfect shape. Folded them into halves and filled them with sprouted goodness to end up with an enviable lunch.
Baby Collard Tacos
(Makes 6 tacos)
For the filling:
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
sliver of red onion
juice of half a lemon/lime
cumin, cayenne, salt
handful of chopped cilantro
1 small tomato
and collard leaves to act as taco shells..
1. Soak the sunflower seeds for 6 hours or overnight.
2. In a food processor, combine and pulse just a couple of times the seeds, the onion, jalapeno, lemon juice, and the spices.
3. Mix in the cilantro.
4. Fill your collard leaves with a few spoonfuls of the filling and top each with chopped tomatoes.
5. To top it all, drizzle nut/seed cheese on them if you wish.
This is great when you have people over and it takes just a couple of minutes to make. Yes, it's always good to have soaked seeds in the fridge; you never know when they come in handy...especially if you eat them often so they will never go to waste.
Sunflower seed nutrition
As the main ingredient here, replacing minced meat and what not, who knows what...they deserve some attention. Guess what, these seeds are full of nourishing goodness. They're very high in protein (the kind that's easily digestible), rich in B vitamins and a very good source of minerals too. They're exceptionally high in vitamin E, come out as winners as a matter of fact, yep, they've taken a trophy for it. So eat them! Your eyes, your heart, your bones, your hair, and your skin will thank you for it. They're good for your nerves, have anti-cancer properties, and are a good anti-inflammatory. All that in tiny seeds????!!!
This is fast food...not as you've known it... Enjoy and share!