Who would have known a bachelor staple could turn into a full blown recipe?
Meet Steve, my boyfriend. He is a lazy cook (rather, he’s not a cook at all), but he sure knows where to find the easiest ingredients without sacrificing cost, time, nor quality. During his bachelor days, Steve was often and regularly found at your nearest Subway or sandwich shop. But in the rare event he did grocery shop, he found the good ones. Now, if I must introduce the secret ingredient that makes a simple chicken wrap and salad all sorts of interesting…
Cilantro salad dressing. I kid you not (and it’s reduced fat).
First, select your favorite flatbread of choice. Normally, I opt for all things whole grain or wheat, but the original Middle Eastern Flatbread by Trader Joe’s wins my vote. I’d stay far away from the whole grain version unless you enjoy eating something distasteful.
Add hummus for flavor, not to mention a healthy source of protein for my vegan friends. This round, I used Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus, but the White Bean and Traditional flavors are common staples in our household.
Don’t forget your veggies, folks (arugula or spinach, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes & avocados – not shown). And chicken breast strips for those who prefer extra protein. Just Chicken by Trader Joe’s is perfect when you come home after a long day of work and the last thing you want to do is wait an awful long time to cook a piece of meat that is impossible to cook perfect.
Healthy, easy, and cost-friendly. Three essential qualities that run through my mind after a long day of work, when I’m ravenous (which means I’m cranky as hell).
Also, if you know me well enough, this isn’t going to hold me down for the night. Feel free to add some chips, or a toss a bag of Trader Joe’s Butter Lettuce Mix with your remaining Cilantro Salad Dressing and black pepper. Sooooooo delish.
As I wrap up this post, he quotes “I came up with this recipe! I must be a good cook.”
I’ll let you decide.
Secret Chicken Wraps + Butter Lettuce Salad
+ 2 Middle Eastern Flatbreads
+ 4 tbsp. Edamame Hummus
+ 1/2 cup chicken breast (optional)
+ 1/8 onion, thinly sliced
+ 3/4 cup, cherry tomatoes, cut in half
+ 1/2 cucumber
+ 1/2 cup arugula or spinach
+ 1 avocado
+ 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Cilantro Salad Dressing
+ 1 bag butter lettuce
+ pepper to taste