I’m a reborn vegetarian who eats fish occasionally (which probably has some sort of actual name…..). I was a vegetarian for a very long time, and then I took almost a 10 year hiatus. I (gulp) began eating meat again mostly out of convenience and also because I was feeling pressure from external sources. Although I didn’t mind adding a lot more variety to my menu with the use of meat, I never truly got over my moral and ethical beliefs of why I went vegetarian in the first place. And thus, in an opportunity of rebirth and freedom in my life, I decided to go back to my roots.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have gotten many questions from well-meaning people about how I plan to have a food blog without putting recipes on it that don’t feature meat. My answer is this: I can make great meals without meat. I can use meat substitutes if need be, but I do plan on getting creative and introducing alternatives for those who are interested. I am not against those who eat meat at all-it’s a personal choice for everyone. That being said, I will include instructions and recipes that use meat, but I will always provide an alternative option for everyone’s palate preferences.
This is one of those recipes. It was sort of something that I was just throwing together at night in my meat-eating days, and I was wondering if I could experiment and get the same great taste without the actual chicken. I was impressed! The same great taste is there, it’s simple to put together, and it makes a great lunch to take to work the next day (always a bonus).
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Wraps
1 9″ flour tortilla
1 cup of previously breaded frozen chicken strips (*I swore by Tyson’s chicken strips, but this time I used Morningstar’s Buffalo Chicken Nuggets)-about 4 or 5 pieces
1/2 tomato (any variety), chopped
1/2 medium shallot, chopped
1/2 cup lettuce, spinach, or any other green leafy vegetable you have on hand
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used what I had in the fridge-Mexican blend)
1 tablespoon Buffalo Hot Sauce (found in the grocery near Tabasco sauce)
1 tablespoon Ranch dressing
1. Prepare “chicken” strips as directed. Let sit for a few minutes to cool, then chop into bite-size pieces.
2. Put Buffalo Hot Sauce in bowl and mix chicken strips in sauce to coat.
3. Spread Ranch dressing in a thin layer over tortilla.
4. Add “chicken” strips.
5. Assemble wrap by adding the additional ingredients in layers. Roll up the tortilla, and enjoy!
Now, wasn’t that easy?