‘Chicken’ Caesar Wraps


‘Chicken’ Caesar Wraps

  • Prep Time 15m
  • Cook Time 1h
  • Servings 4


  •  1 garlic bulb
  •  1 tsp + 2 Tbsp olive oil
  •  1 tsp + 1 pinch sea salt
  •  1 tsp + 1 pinch ground pepper
  •  3/4 cup cubed medium tofu
  •  1 cup water
  •  1 pitted Medjool date
  •  3 Tbsp lemon juice
  •  1 tsp lemon zest
  •  3 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  •  1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  •  1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  •  1/2 block firm tofu
  •  1/4 cup soy sauce
  •  2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  •  2 Tbsp maple syrup
  •  1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  •  2 vegan unbreaded "chicken" breasts
  •  2 tsp vegetable oil (for frying)
  •  4 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce
  •  1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  •  4 vegan wraps or flatbreads


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
  • Peel all but one thin layer of skin off the garlic bulb and cut 1/4 inch off the top, exposing the cloves.
  • Coat with 1 teaspoonful of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until browned and soft. Peel.
  • To make the dressing, place the roasted garlic, the cubed tofu, ¾ cup water, the remaining olive oil, the date, lemon juice, lemon zest, nutritional yeast, vinegar, mustard, and the remaining salt and pepper in a blender and blend on high until very smooth. Refrigerate.
  • To make “bacon” bits, finely crumble the firm tofu into a dish and add the soy sauce, liquid smoke, maple syrup, paprika, and the remaining water. Stir to combine and coat the tofu.
  • Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, turning once or twice, until browned and crispy.
  • Pan-fry the vegan “chicken” breasts for 5 to 6 minutes over medium heat with 2 teaspoonsful of oil, until browned and cooked through.
  • Cut into strips.
  • Toss the romaine, the red onion, and the dressing together in a large bowl until well coated.
  • Spread a portion on each wrap, top with the “bacon” bits, then add the “chicken” strips. Wrap tightly and cut in half.

Recipe Adapted From hot for food