Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ooh look, a salad!



I don't think I've ever featured a salad on my blog before. If I have I can't remember. The idea for this came when my brother stopped by last night. He had just gone to Trader Joe's for food shopping and bought a bunch of pre-made salads, one of which he had for dinner. It was a BBQ chicken salad. It looked pretty tasty (except for the chicken part of course). I'm attracted to any food with bbq sauce in it and I immediately got the idea to make my own version of his BBQ salad.

I made mine with with tofu chunks instead of chicken. I took four 1/2" thick slices of firm tofu and dredged them in some seasonings. Any combination would do. I used a recipe from the Country Life cookbook called "Country Style Seasoning" which has nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed and other stuff in it. I cooked the dredged tofu slices in a hot pan sprayed with oil for 4 minutes per side until they were nice and browned. I then cut them into cubes and tossed them with chopped yellow bell peppers, red onion, corn and thinly chopped zucchini. I dressed them with some vegenaise, bbq sauce, liquid smoke and seasoned it with salt, pepper and a dash of cumin. I let the mixture chill in the fridge for a while before I scooped it onto a bed of butter lettuce and radicchio, red onions, shaved carrots and crushed tortilla chips. Then I drizzled it with some vegan ranch and extra bbq sauce. This was a delicious salad. I can't wait to have it again.

6 comments:

Mandee said...

That looks like one very satisfying salad and now I have to fin or create some vegan ranch dressing!

theveganfoodie said...

That salad looks awesome!!

kmouse said...

mandee,
Get some vegan mayo (a few TB of it), then add a little soymilk, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley and salt and pepper. Mix all together and you've got ranch!

Georgia said...

oh that looks like a salad that my husband would LOVE - he is addicted to BBQ sauce. I will have to try it some time.

pixiepine said...

That looks and sounds completely delicious!!

aTxVegn said...

I'm sure you know I love salads and this one looks fantastic. I love how salads can be whatever you want them to be.