Kimchi Collard Parcels

A healthy, delicious, low carb take on a Kimchi dumpling

Kimchi Collard Parcels with Sesame Mushroom Stuffing & Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream
Photo: Danielle Arsenault

Kimchi Collard Parcels with Sesame Mushroom Stuffing & Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream

These plant-based parcels are bursting with flavour. The marinated mushrooms lend a meaty, hearty flavour which is balanced by the kimchi’s brighter, sharper, fermented flavours. This dish is great for your gut health and your taste buds!

Serves 8



  • 4 Collard Green Leaves, stems cut out
  • A handful of shredded beets and carrots
  • Avocado, sliced

Sesame Mushroom Stuffing

  • 2 cups marinated and dehydrated mushrooms (see direction #3)
  • 1 cup Low So Kimchi
  • 1 Tbsp. tahini paste
  • 1 Tbsp. minced onion

Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • and rinsed
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup spinach or kale
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. kimchi juice
  • (from the Low-Sodium Kimchi), optional
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp. Himalayan pink salt, more to taste
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro (added by hand)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional)


  1. Strip the collard greens of their spine. Leave collard greens on the counter for 4 hours. They will wilt significantly and this makes them much easier to roll.
  2. Meanwhile, add all stuffing ingredients to a food processor and pulse 4-5 times until mixture resembles a crumble.
  3. To make the marinated and dehydrated mushrooms, combine the following in a mason jar and shake well: 1 Tbsp. of tamari, 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil, ½ Tbsp. maple syrup, ½ Tbsp. lemon juice. In a bowl combine mushrooms and marinade, toss. Dehydrate on Teflex sheets in a dehydrator at 115 C for 6 hours, until moisture is reduced significantly but mushrooms are not dry.
  4. Prepare your Cilantro Cream. Blend all ingredients (except cilantro) in a high-speed blender until creamy, then empty into a large bowl. Add chopped cilantro and combine with a spoon.
  5. Place one collard, underside-up, on your surface and place a few spoonfuls of stuffing, shredded carrots, beets, and a few slices of avocado. Roll up like a gift, folding the sides in.
  6. Slice in half and serve with Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 101; protein 3 g; fat 10 g; carbs 6 g.

Low So Kimchi

Serves 15


  • 2 lb. napa cabbage, roughly chopped into chunks
  • 3 green onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 apple, shredded
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 thumb sized piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup


  1. Place the cabbage, onion and apple in a large bowl, add salt and toss. Set aside for 1 hour. In the meantime, combine the remaining ingredients in the food processor and process until it resembles a thick paste.
  2. Eventually, transfer the cabbage mix back into the large bowl and squeeze until the liquid brine begins to drip out of your hands. Next, incorporate the garlic-ginger blend, and stir with a spatula or use gloves. The cayenne will otherwise burn your hands!
  3. Pack the mixture tightly into a glass mason jar, using a plastic or silicone lid as metal will rust from the acidic nature of the Kimchi. Leave about an inch of space at the top for the fermentation process.
  4. Place on the countertop in a warm space for 3 days (20-24 degrees C). If it’s cooler, leave longer to ferment.
  5. Taste after 3 days, refrigerate when its finished to your tastes.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 25; protein 1.2 g; fat 0.5 g; carbs 5.3 g.

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