Saturday, September 25, 2010

meatless buffalo chicken salad

There are things I really miss since becoming a pescatarian. One is going to BWW's and eating buffalo wings and celery sticks with blue cheese dressing. Oh, and drinking plenty of ice cold beer while watching the game... gooooooood!

Then found a recipe that cures my longing for these fun nights at the sports bar -- and completely meat-free!

Actually, the original recipe contains meat, which was slipped to me by my sweet hubby who had ripped it out of his Men's Fitness magazine. {SO many delish and "manly" recipes in there!}

So I made the vegetarian version. SO GOOD. So easy. So surprisingly healthy!

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 meatless chik'n patties (I like Morningstar Farms Original)
1 bunch romaine lettuce
2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
1 whole carrot grated, or a handful of baby carrots chopped (I always have baby carrots on-hand, so I used these)
2 green onion stalks, thinly sliced
crumbled blue cheese
hot sauce, your choice
light ranch or blue cheese dressing

1. Wash your romaine, remove excess water {break out that salad spinner you never use!} and tear the leaves into small, edible pieces.

2. Chop your veggies!

3. Combine all the veggies with the lettuce. Arrange mixture on large plates for serving.

4. Slice warmed chik'n patties, arrange "meat" slices on top of greens.
5. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top! Be generous!
5. Drizzle hot sauce over entire salad, especially on chik'n slices. This will give you that delicious hot wing flavor!
6. Finish with a drizzle of your ranch or blue cheese don't need a lot, there will already be a lot of flavor.

7. ENJOY! Don't feel guilty...there are less than 400 calories in this meal. Tastes like junk food, but is actually pretty healthy. I drank with white wine...but for that sports bar feel, indulge in a tall, cold beer!

{Have a fantastic football Sunday!}

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm that is (almost) exactly what we had for dinner! Minus the meatless meat - I had the real deal (chicken). Mark and I loooove buff chix and I have even been drinking beer with it!! You'd be proud of me Greta, even though it's not PBR :o) Go Purple (Ravens + Vikes)!!


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