Caesar Salad Sandwich Wraps
I think that maybe this recipe is especially for the person who wants to get their salad and sandwich in one meal.
Probably, in my home, that would most likely be my son. He loves wraps- with a capital WRAPS. He also likes to get in his salad. So, when he is on the go, he, or I, will get a wrap like this one going for him.
My son is a sucker for chicken strips.
Luckily, they come in a bag already to cook. This makes meal making easier for my son. He just dumps the entire bag into a large pan and cooks everything. The leftovers will be stored in the refrigerator to enjoy the next day. Sometimes, those chicken strip leftovers are placed into a wrap. That chicken wrap will become a Caesar Salad Sandwich Wrap. And then all is good :).
This recipe reminds me of my Super Easy Caprese Salad Wraps.
The Caprese Wraps were based upon the popular salad with the heirloom or Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. When I took the photo for that post, I was mesmerized by how good it looked and smelled. As a result, that wrap made it from the photo to my stomach in about three minutes. True story. I also posted a popular Chicken and Avocado wrap recipe. Being a fan of avocados, this was one of my favorites.
There are some basic ingredients in this wrap.
Adding chicken, whether it be strips or whatever cut, is optional. Also, adding a chicken substitute, such as shrimp, is another way to eat this. You could simply eat this vegetarian as well. By the way, using precooked, pre-sliced, etc. really is an easy way to make this.
Caesar dressing is the wet component of this recipe.
I like to use the Caesar dressing that comes in a bottle to save some time. You can find some really good choices for Caesar dressing on Amazon at good prices. I know a lot of people who like Ken’s Dressing, which comes in creamy too.
We have two kinds of wraps, or tortillas, in our house.
Santa Fe Tortilla Home Style Whole Grain Wraps (with Flaxseed) are low carb. We use these when we are eating low carb. When I am looking for some color in my wrap, I will use a green tortilla. I found gluten-free and vegan green wraps on Amazon that are really good.
The Recipe for Caesar Salad Sandwich Wraps
To make this, we will start by tossing everything, except for the tortillas, in a bowl.
Tossing these ingredients in the dressing will make the wrap easier for us to make. Also, the ingredients will get covered evenly with the dressing resulting in a great taste in every bite.
Are you an anchovies person?
Anchovies are a standard ingredient in Greek Salads such as this one. However, not everyone likes anchovies. Thus, they can be omitted or something such as bacon bit can be substituted in for them. By the way, I haven’t seen anchovies in can in a long time so I searched only to find a good supply of anchovies on Amazon.
What you will need to make Caesar Salad Wraps
This is for four wraps.
- Tortilla Wraps- 4 (8-9″)
- Chicken strips- 1 pound cooked and cut into strips. Can sub in small to medium shrimp or omit entirely.
- Caesar Dressing- 1/2 cup, homemade or bottled.
- Grated Parmesan Cheese- 1/3 cup
- Romaine Lettuce- 8 large leaves chopped or left as is.
- Optional- Chopped Anchovies or Bacon Bits- 2 tablespoons
- Also Optional- Seasonings to taste, such as pepper, salt, garlic, etc.
- And Optional- Chopped onions- 1/4 cup
- Optional- Roma tomatoes- 2 sliced 1/4-1/2″
How to make this recipe.
- First of all, if not cooked, cook chicken as directed on the package.
- Since the Romaine lettuce can be used two ways here is how to use it as a result. While it could be chopped to be mixed in with the other ingredients, it can also be left as in to be used to line the wraps with.
- In a mixing bowl, combine together the chicken, Parmesan cheese, chopped lettuce (if using), and any of the optional items if you are using these.
- Toss the ingredients in the bowl with the Caesar dressing until the ingredients are well-covered.
- Lie each tortilla/wrap flat on a clean surface. If using the uncut Romaine lettuce method, lie two leaves flat on each of the wraps.
- Divide the mixture from the bowl into four quarters. Place each of the quarters into each of the wraps.
- To roll each of the wraps, fold up one end about an inch and then roll it up. Secure with a toothpick if needed.
What would you serve this with?
In the winter, I eat this with a bowl of soup on the side. In warmer weather, I will have some kind of fruit. Watermelon sure sounds good right now 🙂
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If you are using a regular dressing (ie not low fat etc) and regular wraps, the average wrap may almost look like this:
Consequently, nutritional count may vary depending on the optional ingredient that you use as a result.