Speedy Suppers: Cobb Salad Wraps

By , SparkPeople Blogger
I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but it's smoking hot in the Midwest these days, which means that I'm in no mood to turn on the oven.

This week's Speedy Supper will help you keep your cool in the kitchen: Cobb Salad Wraps!

The classic composed salad is filled with plenty of tasty ingredients: hearty romaine lettuce, avocado, chicken, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and more.

Unfortunately, many of those ingredients are high in fat and calories.

A restaurant version can have more than 500 calories and 25 grams of fat. This wrap, made with whole-wheat tortillas for some fiber and staying power, clocks in at about 350 calories and 15 grams of fat--a better option than the original.

This salad, made famous at the Brown Derby in Los Angeles, is delicious and easy to make. Even better, it's open to interpretation; you can add or omit ingredients to suit your tastes and depending on what you have on hand.

Get the recipe for Cobb Salad Wraps now!

8 oz chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 c. avocado, chopped
4 turkey bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 celery rib, thinly sliced'
2 T. crumbled blue cheese
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. honey
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 t. dill weed
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1 T. olive oil
5 Romaine leaves, torn
4 whole wheat flour tortillas (8") warmed
1 medium tomato, chopped

In a small bowl, combine the chicken, avocado, bacon, celery, onion, olives and cheese.

In another small bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, dill weed, salt, and pepper.

Whisk in the oil.

Pour over the chicken mixture; toss to coat. Place romaine on each tortilla; top with 2/3 c chicken mixture, then with tomatoes.

Roll up each tortilla.

Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SRWOODSY

Nutrition info
Calories: 352
Total Fat: 14.6 g
Cholesterol: 44.4 mg
Sodium: 745.9 mg
Total Carbs: 35.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
Protein: 20.9 g

  • Add extra lettuce and ditch the wraps for a traditional salad.

  • Swap out the chicken and turkey bacon for hard-boiled eggs if you don't eat meat.

  • Skip the bacon if you're watching your sodium.

  • Add shredded carrots or cucumber slices for an extra serving of vegetables.

  • Substitute your favorite low-calorie dressing.

  • Use turkey in place of chicken.

    What is your favorite beat the heat recipe? Share it in the comments below!