Whew wee! What a weekend. After months of planning my best friend’s bridal shower, it’s all over. The food has been eaten, the presents have been opened and the decorations have been taken down. On to the next event!

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

This coming weekend is St. Patrick’s day, and it’s also event #2 for my girl: the stag and doe. I’m looking forward to this one. It’s lower key and my friend Jess (another bridesmaid) is planning it pretty much solo.

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

My role for this party is to bring the food!…naturally. My Nanny is doing the baking (because she’s the best and wants to save me some time) and I’ll be bringing tons of veggies, fruit, cheese, and chips to snack on. Vegetables belong at parties, right?? Or am I insane? Either way, I’ve been eating a million vegetables lately in an attempt to cram as much colour as humanly possible into my diet.

These rainbow chard wraps are my most recent creation.

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

Packed with protein, these chard wraps are soooo delicious! My favourite way to make them is as shown here: stuffed with chickpeas, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, mint, hummus, hemp seeds and millet. But I like to switch out the millet and use quinoa sometimes, or add peanut sauce instead of hummus. These are versatile and can be switched up in any way, really.

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

These wraps are vegan, gluten free, healthy, full of protein, and only have 9 ingredients! They are soooo simple to make too; I like to pack them for lunches, but they’re super swell for dinner too šŸ™‚

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

Enjoy! xo

Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

Yield: 4-6 wraps

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked millet (another grain like quinoa works too)
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 bunch rainbow swiss chard
  • 1 carrot, shaved into ribbons
  • 1/2 english cucumber, shaved into ribbons
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • 1/3 cup hummus
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sprinkle of hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook the millet according to package directions and set aside the cooked (or canned) chickpeas.
  2. Rinse and dry the swiss chard and chop off the stem. Shave the woody part off of the bottom stem (making it thinner) to make rolling easier.
  3. Chop/julienne the carrots, cucumber, and cabbage. Set aside.
  4. To assemble, top the centre of each chard leaf with hummus. Add a spoonful of cooked millet followed by sliced carrots, cucumber, and cabbage. Add a spoonful of cooked chickpeas, a sprinkle of hemp seeds and a few fresh mint leaves to finish up.
  5. Wrap up like a burrito and enjoy. You can also secure it with toothpicks or wrap it in parchment to take on the go.

Notes

Recipe inspired by Love and Lemons

Peanut sauce or Thai chili sauce too make a really neat and tasty addition to these wraps too. These are versatile, so play with the ingredients to suit your tastes šŸ™‚

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16 Responses to Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus

  1. Tori says:

    These are a gorgeous way to eat your lunch! I’m all over this, totally my thing!

  2. These wraps look right up my alley! I love using big leafy greens as wraps, it’s so fresh and yummy!

  3. You know how to celebrate a wedding šŸ™‚ These look hearty and yummy!

  4. i love when veggies get invited to parties..this wrap sounds like a lovely addition šŸ™‚

  5. I LOOOOVE veggies at parties! Because at social events I’m nonstop snacking, so when I’m snacking on veggies, there’s so much less guilt šŸ™‚ All these bridal events sound so fun. Pinning!

  6. Those chard leaves look like the perfect sturdy vessels to wrap everything in! I must try this! x

  7. Erin says:

    Wow I am loving these beauties! Big leafy wraps are pretty much a fun way to eat a salad šŸ˜› And the more veggies at parties the better!

  8. Sounds like you’ve been busy! Delicious wraps too. Love how vibrant and nourishing they are.

  9. Beautiful and perfect for your shower! Grab and enjoy food is always welcome at parties šŸ™‚

  10. Joanne Bruno says:

    So many fun festivities happening!! I love that these wraps are stuffed full of so much nutrition and health – a literal feel good food.

  11. These are so pretty!! And the perfect little handheld for a par-tay!

  12. I teach a farm to table camp over the summer where we utilize fresh produce from our garden. This recipe looks perfect to share with the kids! Healthy, full of variety and vegetables!

  13. Erika says:

    These are just perfect for picnic weather!

  14. I love chard wraps! I bet the millet and chickpeas are so tasty together!

  15. Se ven espectaculares šŸ™‚
    Un saludito

  16. These look delightful. Have you ever tried adding avocado to the mix? Also curious, how long they last? Can you make them a day or even two in advance?

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