When I think of home, the first thing that comes to mind is food. There’s something about eating together that has the ability to bring people closer together than anything else. Good food in good company is a good day. Although I wasn’t able to go to the beach as much once university started, Baja Rolls were always quick and easy to make — easily portable and shareable! A great appetizer or light lunch packed with well-rounded ingredients, Baja Rolls fuels me through the day and brings me back to sunny SoCal.

Even though freshly-caught fish or medium-rare steak might be difficult to acquire as a university student living in the dorms on a tight budget, Baja Rolls’ ingredients can be easily swapped; all that’s needed are tortillas, a protein, greens, and cheese! Easily customizable and delicious, this Baja Rolls imitation recipe will become a bookmarked page in your cookbook.

Imitation Wahoo's Baja Rolls

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 8-in. tortillas
  • 1 head lettuce washed and dried
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 6 slices thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 roma tomato thinly sliced
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  • Step 1

    Spread cream cheese over the tortillas, making sure to spread until the edges of the tortillas.

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  • Step 2

    Lay out 3 slices of turkey breast (or protein of choice) onto the tortillas.

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  • Step 3

    Lay out slices of roma tomatoes.

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  • Step 4

    Lay out slices of swiss cheese (or cheese of choice).

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  • Step 5

    Add 2-3 leaves of lettuce per roll.

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  • Step 6

    Roll and slice diagonally. Enjoy!

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