This delightful and heart healthy vegan salad is made with Gardein’s Crispy Tenders, a baked plant-based poultry-like food made from veggies and grains – quinoa, amaranth, millet, and kamut. The delicious no-cholesterol dressing is made with Vegenaise and MimicCream, a cream substitute made from almond and cashew nuts.
Mock Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
- Cayenne Pepper (don’t be shy)
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Dill Weed
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Sea Salt to taste
Top the dressed salad with warm crispy tenders and a few whole toasted pecans.
Whether you make this salad with real fried chicken and buttermilk ranch dressing, or use the vegetable based alternatives as I do here, there is no doubt that the combination of crispy chicken, corn, pecans and baby lettuces tossed with a creamy ranch-style dressing makes a fabulous salad.
Vegan “Beef” Tacos
I have become of fan of Gardein plant-based protein and am having a ball experimenting with this delicious meat-like food made from veggies and grains. It’s high in protein, low in fat, cholesterol-free, and contains no animal products. I cook with it at least a few days during each week, which helps me to me keep my cholesterol in-check.