Using steamed collard greens is a clever way to make a quick snack or a platter of colorful wraps for a crowd. Try our version, and then make a habit of keeping the steamed leaves in a resealable bag in your fridge to fill with your favorite leftovers. And if you have it on hand, add a few splashes of green hot sauce to the mayo before spreading.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Ham and Pimento Cheese Collard Wraps
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
5 to 6 wraps
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
5 to 6 wraps
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Lay each collard leaf, underside up, on a flat surface. Locate the thickest part of the stem and use a small, sharp knife to just shave the top off for even thickness (this makes rolling the leaves up easier).

Fill a large wide skillet or pan with about 1/4 inch of water. Arrange a few leaves at a time, overlapping, in a circle on the bottom of the pan and sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat with the remaining leaves.

Put the skillet over medium-high heat and as soon as steam appears, lower the heat to medium, cover and steam until the collards are green, tender and pliable, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and use tongs to transfer the leaves to a baking sheet to cool completely.

Lay out 2 large leaves and slightly overlap (or 3 leaves if they are smaller). If desired, add a few splashes of hot sauce to the mayonnaise. Spread the center of the leaves with 1/2 tablespoon of the mayonnaise, and then top with a slice of cheese followed by three slices of red pepper. Top with another collard leaf, and then with two slices of the ham or 1/4 cup of the chicken. Fold in the sides of the leaves and tightly roll up like a burrito. Cut in half and enjoy, or refrigerate whole for a few hours before serving.

6th Ingredient: A few splashes of green hot sauce on the mayo.

Best of Food Network 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Giant Chocolate Lava Cake 00:36

Create this cake's lava center by burying ice cream bars in the batter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Southwest Beef Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Browse Reviews By Keyword