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These swiss chard wraps are healthy, filling, and super flavorful. They're packed with powerhouse ingredients like sweet potatoes, chorizo, red onion, corn, and black beans all rolled up in a tender swiss chard leaf. They're an easy-to-make gluten-free lunch that's ready in just 30 minutes!
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Not only are these swiss chard wraps super healthy, they're also crazy delicious. We're sure it will only take one bite to convince you that healthy really can taste good!
We love a good wrap because it's an easy way to pack a lot of delicious ingredients and flavors into one convenient meal you can hold (although you may be better off eating these ones with a fork and knife because they can get a bit messy).
We swap a tortilla for a swiss chard leaf and stuff it with a Mexican-inspired filling. Hearty sweet potato, spicy chorizo, red onion, corn, and black beans are cooked and seasoned then topped with sour cream and cilantro before being wrapped up burrito-style.
These healthy gluten-free wraps are simple to make, wholesome, and perfect to enjoy for lunch or a light dinner any time of year!
Swiss chard wrap ingredients
Here's everything you need to make these delicious swiss chard wraps:
- Olive oil + sweet potato – sweet potatoes sautéed in olive oil are satisfying and sweet, plus they're loaded with vitamin A and fiber.
- Chorizo – there are two types of chorizo, Mexican chorizo and Spanish chorizo. It's a flavorful, spicy sausage that comes in different shapes and sizes. Either variety works in this recipe.
- Red onion + garlic – red onion is subtly sweet and milder than regular cooking onion. We slice it up finely and together with the garlic it adds wonderful flavor to the filling.
- Corn – corn adds a pop of color, plus who doesn't love its sweet chewy taste?
- Black beans – black beans are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and a variety of vitamins. They give these wraps a boost of protein and texture.
- Seasonings – we use a mix of smoked paprika, sea salt, and pepper for seasoning. Feel free to add chili powder, cumin, or any other spices that you love.
- Swiss chard leaves – large swiss chard leaves will be easier to fill and roll, so buy the biggest ones you can find! You can also use collard greens instead.
- Sour cream, chopped cilantro, and lime juice – this is what we use as toppings but feel free to add other ingredients like salsa, guacamole, sliced avocado, or your favorite hot sauce.
How to make swiss chard wraps
These swiss chard wraps are healthy, hearty, and a little bit spicy. Rolling them may take a bit of practice, but it's no different than rolling a burrito. There are two parts to the recipe: the filling and the assembly.
Here's how to make the filling in just two easy steps:
- Cook the sweet potatoes in a pan on the stove until fork-tender.
- Add the chorizo, followed by the red onion and garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes and then add the corn, black beans, and seasonings.
This is how to assemble the wraps:
- Prepare the swiss chard leaves by removing the stems and the large vein in the center.
- Blanch the leaves individually by placing them in boiling water, then immediately transferring them to ice cold water.
- Divide the filling between each wrap, top with sour cream, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Roll it up burrito-style, slice it in half, and enjoy!
Can I make these wraps ahead of time?
Unfortunately no, they will become wet and soggy and wet after sitting out for any length of time so they're best enjoyed right away.
Can I use a different green instead?
Yes! Collards make a great substitute for swiss chard and you can prepare them in the same way.
Can I make them vegetarian?
Definitely! Just swap out the chorizo for a vegetarian sausage alternative and you've got yourself a delicious vegetarian wrap.
Can I make them using a tortilla instead of swiss chard?
You bet! The filling can be wrapped up in anything you'd like, and a tortilla is a great option.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato (cubed)
- 1 cup chopped chorizo
- 1 small red onion (finely sliced)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- ½ cup corn (thawed if frozen and drained if canned)
- ½ cup black beans
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
- 4 large swiss chard leafs
- Sour cream, chopped cilantro, and lime juice (for serving)
- Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5 – 8 minutes.1 large sweet potato, 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Add chorizo for 3 more minutes until it releases its oil and then add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the corn, black beans, paprika, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 more minute.1 cup chopped chorizo, 1 small red onion, 1 clove garlic, ½ cup corn, ½ cup black beans, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
- Cut the stem from each leaf, removing the big vein from the center by slicing down the side of the spine if thick.4 large swiss chard leafs
- Bring a large pot of water to a simmer. Prepare a large bowl of iced water. Working in batches, drop 1 leaf in hot water for 20 to 30 seconds until it is soft and rollable. Immediately plunge the leaf into the iced water to stop the cooking process, then place it on a sheet of paper towel and pat dry. Repeat for all the remaining leaves.
- Place the sweet potato and the chorizo in the center of the chard leaf and top with some sour cream, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Fold the sides of the leaf on top of the filling, then tightly roll from the stem to the top of the leaf to form a wrap. Slice the wraps in half with a sharp knife and serve immediately.Sour cream, chopped cilantro, and lime juice
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