I love a good salad, the crunch from the lettuce, the tang from the dressing, and the hidden surprises of things like chewy cranberries and juicy oranges.
The only real problem that I have with salads is that they don't contain carbs.
I know, you're asking yourself why that is so important... Well, guys...
I'm a carboholic...
I love carbs, they are what I crave all day long and without them a meal just doesn't feel like a meal, it's simply incomplete.
A dinner without bread, pasta or rice feels like a book with no end, a joke without the punch line, it's just...not right.
And sure, you can add some croutons to your salad, or throw a side of bread next to it, but come on! We can do better than that!!
What about taking that delicious salad and wrapping it in a tortilla, giving it transportability, a fun factor and most importantly making it a real meal.
I'm a genius!! (Yes, I understand I'm not the first one to think of this concept, just let me have my moment!)
4 Garlic Cloves
2 tsp Anchovy Paste
¾ cup cubed Parmesan
2 Egg Yolks
2-3 Lemons, juice
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
¼ cup Olive Oil
Put all ingredients in a food processor except olive oil. Once everything is semi-pureed stream in olive oil.
4-5 cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped into 1inch pieces
3/4 cup Jicama, chopped into ½ inch pieces
2 small/medium grilled chicken breasts, chopped into ½-1inch pieces
3/4 cup dressing
10 shaves of Parmesan
3/4 cup croutons, chopped into ½ inch pieces
6 large tortillas
Combine all ingredients except tortillas in a large bowl. Toss until everything is well distributed and the dressing covers everything evenly. Take about 1.5cups of mixture and place in the center of a tortilla. Roll up like a burrito and serve!
- The Jicama adds a nice crunch, you could skip it or add thinly sliced radishes or apples instead
- Chop everything SMALL, the smaller the better so that it all stays in the wrap and you get a little bit of everything with each bite!
- Warm tortillas slightly by covering with a damp paper towel and microwaving for 15-30 seconds. The warmer they are the more pliable they will be.