I have a problem every year in the days following Thanksgiving. I have tons of leftovers, but my residual full-ness from the Thanksgiving feast lasts longer that I feel comfortable keeping the leftovers in my refrigerator (Experts say to keep leftover turkey for 2 days). So I made a Caesar Salad Wrap and added some diced turkey to use up the last of the leftovers. The combination was perfect and gave a little variety to the turkey filled Thanksgiving weekend. I know this post is 1 week too late for this year (but I’m a little bit behind with posting my recipes, so maybe keep this in mind for next year).
- I made the full amount of Caesar salad dressing, but only made enough salad today to make 3 wraps. I used the rest of the dressing the following day to make a serve a small salad along with dinner.
2 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 cup)
2-1/2 romaine hearts
6 burrito-sized tortillas
- Make salad dressing according to the recipe below.
- Rip the romaine into 3/4″ pieces; then rinse and dry in a salad spinner. Grate up to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (I grated 1/2-cup because only ate half the dressing today).
- Dice leftover turkey into 1/2″-cubes.
- Add romaine lettuce to a large bowl and add the desired amount of dressing. Toss until the lettuce is evenly coating. Add croutons, grated cheese and diced turkey, then mix gently.
- Add salad and evenly distribute croutons and turkey filling and wrap tightly.
Caesar Salad Dressing:
1 large clove garlic
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
6 anchovy fillets
2 large egg yolks
5 tablespoons canola oil
5 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Peel garlic cloves. Press directly into a small bowl, and add lemon juice and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, minced the anchovies and use a fork to mash to form a paste.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, minced anchovies, and 2 egg yolks into garlic/lemon juice mixture. Whisk until it is combined.
- While whisking constantly, slowly pour the canola oil and olive oil into the bowl. Whisk until the dressing has become fully emulsified. Finally, whisk in 1/2 teaspoon pepper.