Monday, September 5, 2011
WRAPS: His and Hers
Just as summer is coming to an end, I realized I hadn't yet posted one of our staple summer dinners...
Wraps... we make "his" and "hers" versions of our mediterranean chicken wraps. How easy can THAT be?!
But first I'll start with the low-cal dressing that goes on so many dishes in our house... it is adapted from a chain brewhouse-type restaurant. Instead of a mayo/sour cream base, I use 0% fat Fage yogurt to keep the calories down.
Low-Cal Southwest Dressing
Recipe courtesy Lori Tisdale
1 cup Fage 0% yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Healthy pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch kosher salt/black pepper
Whisk together. Give it a taste; add more cayenne or salt, if needed.
The grilled chicken gets cut into long strips...
The tortilla (aka wrap) gets thrown on the griddle real briefly to warm it up, on both sides...
Then the low-cal Southwest Dressing gets gets smeared on the slightly warmed sun-dried tomato wrap...
Then the rest of the to0pings-of-choice get placed atop the dressing... I chose lettuce, red onion, red bell pepper strips, chicken, havarti cheese and arugula. Mmm mmm good!
Cut it in half... and you've got an entire meal right there!
And for his... (he likes different toppings)...
Same wrap. Same dressing, lettuce, red onion, red pepper strips... but he prefers mozzarella cheese and some New Zealand spinach...
Oh! I forgot one more important thing... wrap it tightly and place back on the griddle for about 45 seconds, seam side down. This will help to hold the tortilla together at the seam.
There ya go... this meal earns major points, in my book!
- It's quick and easy.
- It doesn't require heating up the whole kitchen (which is a plus during the hot summer).
- It can be easily customized for each person.
- It can be easily wrapped up and taken with you.
- It makes for fantastic leftovers.
These wraps are just fantastic for easy summer livin'... and life is good!
enjoy your time in the kitchen...
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