Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Caesar Salad Tofu Wraps

As a part of Vegan MoFo I decided to dedicate my Tuesday posts to easy weeknight recipes. We can't be fancy all the time, so these recipes are quick to put together!







Starting us off right we have these delicious caesar salad wraps with tofu. Ok, so it may look like there are a lot of ingredients, but you could make the dressing ahead of time and make these wraps quickly throughout the week.


Feel free to add in whatever other vegetables you like. I think next time mine will have some tomatoes added in. These were great as leftovers too (just don't add the salad dressing on until you are ready to eat)!


Caesar Salad Tofu Wraps
4-6 large tortillas or wraps
1 head of broccoli, chopped into spears
1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
Caesar Dressing (recipe follows)
Baked Tofu (recipe follows)

optional: veggie bacon bits, vegan parmesan

Steam the broccoli spears until tender. Toss the caesar dressing with the lettuce and broccoli.
Add some of the salad to the center of you wrap and top with a few tofu pieces. Wrap and enjoy!

Baked Tofu
1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes
3 Tbsp cashew or other nut butter
1-2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C panko breadcrumbs
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Whisk together the cashew butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and garlic. Add the tofu cubes and toss to coat. Let marinate for as much time as you have.
Mix together the panko crumbs, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and salt in another small bowl. Press the tofu cubes into this mixture to get a crumb coating, then place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake Tofu for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Caesar Dressing
2 Tbsp cashew butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 C water
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until well blended.




I have to say that this caesar dressing tasted pretty close to the "real thing" from what I remember. This was a great light meal! Of course it would be great just as a salad too.



Do you ever put salads into wraps? I just love the portability.



Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe sources:
Wraps adapted from big girls small kitchen
Baked tofu adapted from char's kitchen
Dressing adapted from vegetarian times

32 comments:

  1. I love making wraps. So easy to eat while on my way to work!

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  2. That looks very tasty! I'm all about easy recipes.

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  3. what a quick as delicious weeknight meal! i used to love wraps like this. the flour tortilla looks so soft and chewy..mmmmm...

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    1. Have you not found a gf wrap that you like? I would just say go for the salad with the Caesar because the dressing was that good!

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  4. I am all in for easy meals:) esp when it looks this fresh and good!

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  5. Quick, easy, and delicious is my jam! That dressing sounds interesting. I've never made one with cashew butter before.

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    1. This was my first time even buying it, but it works really well in the dressing.

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  6. Rockin! I added it to my "to try" Vegan MoFo board: http://pinterest.com/vegangela/vegan-mofo-2012/ :)

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  7. I've missed caesar salad! These wraps look amazing! I MUST try them ASAP. I know Jesse would love them too. Awesome idea. These would be great for lunches. I'm definitely needing more quick meals as of late, as our week nights seem to be getting busier and busier! Awesome post! xo

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  8. Oooh, that looks really good. I don't eat many wraps, but I'd be willing to give them a try for this one!

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    1. Totally! I'll be making this Caesar dressing again for sure too.

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  9. wow! This looks delicious. It is really nice looking, I love quick and easy recipes...when I come back from a long school day, this is the perfect easy recipe to make !!

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    1. Totally know what you mean! Basically every day I need a quick and easy recipe. :)

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  10. Oh wow I have to surprise my fiancé with these! He will go nuts! He loves wraps. The tofu with the breadcrumbs sounds amazing.

    Happy Mofo!

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  11. Chris would go crazy for these! He loves anything Caesar Salad related. And I want that tofu with the breadcrumbs- that looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! It's been my favorite tofu that I've made so far.

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  12. LOVE Salad wraps - before I met Justin that is what he loved off of....bag of salad, wraps and ranch dressing :)

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    1. Haha, I think I sort of did the same thing in college!

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  13. You had me at caesar...

    I ALSO love the portability of wraps! What's better than a salad? A portable salad.

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  14. These look great! The caesar dressing sounds very "authentic" and your baked crispy tofu looks perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I think the Caesar tasted pretty authentic.

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  15. Yum, I am always looking for new salad dressing recipes! Haven't tried a caesar with cashew butter yet, I'll give it a try! Lovely photography, too!

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