Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Wraps

This post is part 2 in my "man-friendly" recipe series.  First, we made beef stew which was great, and I'm pretty sure Josh was in heaven with the leftovers for a week straight.  Now we have something completely different, buffalo chickpea salad wraps.  Say what?!?!

Every once in a while I crave food from Buffalo Wild Wings.  But I'm a sissy when it comes to wings.  I prefer mild sauce (or bbq) and no bones, please and thank you.  Better yet, throw my boneless wings (aka chicken tenders) into a wrap.  That makes me a happy girl.  I get all of that buffalo flavor without the mess!  

This dinner is my attempt at recreating the buffalo chicken wrap in a healthier way.  It's still 100% full of flavor and crunchy texture, but it takes a fraction of time time to make, you don't have to fry or bake anything (bonus in the summer!) and your arteries will be happier too.  It's so fast to make you could definitely do this for a quick lunch too.
I used my new favorite Flat-Out Wraps to wrap 'em all up.  These things are seriously my new favorite way to eat a sandwich.  They are soft so they don't crack when you roll them.  Whoever engineered these babies is a genius because somehow, my fillings hardly ever fall out!  You can roll them nice and tight.
If you don't have Flat-Outs you could do this with a regular tortilla, but I would seriously consider picking some up.  They're awesome!

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Wraps


Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/8 c buffalo sauce (I use Frank's, it's the bomb)
  • 1/8 c unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • Flat-out wraps (or tortillas)
  • bleu cheese
  • spinach
  • sprouts (optional)
  • crumbled bacon (optional)
  • bleu cheese or ranch dressing
Directions:


-Chop almonds and peppers roughly
-Put rinsed chickpeas in a medium sized bowl
-Mash with a potato masher, or a strong fork until chunky (you want some chunks in here, it should resemble this)
-Add peppers and almonds, stir
-Add buffalo sauce, stir until well combined
-Layer spinach, chickpeas, bleu cheese, crumbled bacon (if using it), sprouts, and dressing about 1/3 of the way from the end of the wrap
-Wrap it up tight
-Eat up!!!

This meal was so easy to throw together and it was fun to have a different take on a "salad sandwich".  There are so many textures from the roughly mashed chickpeas to the crunchy almonds and peppers.  Party in your mouth!!! Josh loved the buffalo and bleu cheese flavors, and I loved that I could enjoy them in a nice, clean way.  #winnerwinnerchickpeadinner

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5 Comments:

At May 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM , OpenID love2dine said...

Gorgeous!!!
Such a colorful and flavorful dish…

 
At May 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM , Blogger Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

Delicious! Looks perfect for lunch!

 
At May 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Blogger What's Annie Making? said...

Thank you so much! It was definitely a winner. I had the leftovers for lunch today and they were still awesome.

 
At May 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger What's Annie Making? said...

Thanks Amy! It's so quick and easy, definitely a going on repeat in this kitchen :)

 
At May 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Eating Local in the Lou said...

What a great idea! I love buffalo wings...well the buffalo part not-so-much the wing part, so this recipe solves that!

 

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