There aren’t many people who don’t like a loaded, classic Cobb Salad. The popular Cobb is one of those quintessentially American salads created at a moment’s notice (sort of the same way that the classic Caeser salad was prepared in Mexico) back in the mid-1930′s in California. I prefer the salad presented with each of the toppings in distinct sections on top of the bed of lettuce; whereas some folks (even the Mimi’s Cafe restaurant chain) tosses all the toppings together with the lettuce.
Those famous Cobb ingredients include (all chopped) boiled eggs, avocados, tomatoes, crisply cooked bacon, red onions, blue cheese, chives, and cooked chicken which are beautifully presented on top of a variety of fresh lettuces. The only dressing that I ever consider for a Cobb Salad is blue cheese, but any dressing that you prefer can be used.
Today I prepared a lower- calorie version of the Cobb salad in the form of a turkey wrap! It was a perfect low-cal substitute and thoroughly flavorful and filling. My husband looked at it and said, “I find it hard to believe that this wrap is low-cal!” Well, it is! This wrap is going to make some encore appearances in my lunch boxes, that’s for sure!
Turkey Cobb Salad Wraps
(adapted from “Fresh Food Fast”)
2 cups shredded/ chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato (1 medium)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (I used both red and green onions)
1 Haas avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1/4 cup cooked, chopped bacon (my addition)
3 Tbsp. blue-cheese yogurt (I was unable to locate this in 3 different stores, so I used 1 Tbsp. blue cheese dressing)
8 oz. thinly sliced smoked turkey
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4 multi-grain flat breads with flax (such as ‘Flatout’)
Spread the blue cheese yogurt or dressing on one side of each flat bread.
Layer all the ingredients on top
Roll up the flat breads around the ingredients into individual wraps.
Makes 4 wraps that contain 301 very filling calories each. Super for lunch!