Middle Eastern Chicken Cauli- Wrap
17 August 2015
One of my favourite veggies to cook with definitely has to be cauliflower. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals, cauliflower acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, boosts brain health, detoxifies the body, and keeps the immune system in tip top shape –an absolute essential in amongst our busy lifestyles. Cauliflower is also very low in carbohydrates, and can be used as a nifty replacement for grains and flours. For those of you following the banting lifestyle, cauliflower can be used to make low carb versions of your favourite starchy meals. From cauliflower rice, mash, wraps and pizza bases, this vegetable is wonderfully versatile and so good for you!
Serving Size: 4
Prep time: 50 mins
Ingredients for Cauli Wrap
1 cauliflower head cut into florets
4 tbsp., psyllium husk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. mixed dried herbs
Coconut flour for dusting
Ingredients for Filling
1 cucumber – spiced into julienne strips
2 large tomatoes, sliced
6 tbsp. natural Tahini
6 chicken breasts – cut into strips
1 block feta cheese – crumbed
2 avocados - sliced
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare Cauliflower Wraps
Steam cauliflower florets until soft.
Drain excess moisture and place into a food processor until cauliflower has a crumbed appearance
Remove cauliflower from blender and place in the middle of a kitchen cloth.
Wrap the cauliflower in the cloth and gently squeeze to remove any excess moisture
Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl.
Add egg, psyllium husk, herbs and salt and mix together thoroughly to form a dough.
Use coconut flour as a dusting agent to prevent sticking. Dust your hands with coconut flour too as mixture can get sticky
Break dough up into four portions
Lay each portion out onto a well dusted surface, coating with coconut flour each time
Use rolling pin to flatten dough and shape into round wraps
Roll very gently as this is not as malleable as normal dough
Once wraps are prepared, dry fry in a large flat frying pan, until lightly browned and then flip wrap to cook the other side.
Remove from heat once cooked and leave aside to cool
Step 2: Prepare Chicken
Cut chicken into thin strips
Heat coconut oil in large frying pan on high heat
Add dried herbs and garlic and fry for 30 seconds
Add chicken, salt and pepper
Reduce heat to medium and sauté chicken for approximately 7 minutes until cooked through completely
Remove chicken from heat and cover until ready to use
Step 3: Build Wrap
Place wrap on chopping board
Slice tomatoes and cucumbers.
Pile cucumber strips and tomato sliced flat in the middle of the wrap
Add chicken strips and avocado slices
Top with tahini and crumbled feta
Roll wrap and hold together using a toothpick to keep wrap sealed
Repeat the above for remainder of wraps
Yours in Health Always,