Sunday, April 19, 2015

Green Salad with Beyond Meat Strips and Easter, 2015

Easter this year was, as usual, a wonderful holiday to celebrate with family and delicious food.  Our gathering was smaller than usual; for dinner I brought a large green salad topped with chopped Beyond Meat chicken-style strips.  It went over really well, and one of the reasons was that I put a lot of goodies in the salad.  See below for our cuisine of the night.  I hope everyone else had a good holiday, too.

Green Salad with Beyond Meat Strips

My dinner plate: We had vegan stuffed shells, broccoli, garlic bread, olives, and homemade pickles with garlic, and my salad.

For dessert, everyone brought vegan desserts!  Is that awesome or what?  From the left we have: Cranberry Almond bars, Almond Cookies, Gingerbread, and my Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars .

Green Salad with Beyond Meat Strips

Ingredients:

2 heads of hearts of Romaine or one large Romaine head
6 large button mushrooms, halved and sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 carrot, halved lengthwise and sliced thinly
2 stalks of celery, sliced thinly
1 cup of parsley, chopped small
1 - 15oz. can garbanzos, drained
2 cups of broccoli florets, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 pkg. Beyond Meat chicken-style strips
1 Tbs. olive oil

Favorite vegan salad dressing

Directions:

In a large bowl, put all of the ingredients from Romaine through tomatoes.  In a medium pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Chop the strips into thirds.  When the oil is hot, add the strips, and cook until browned, about five minutes or so.  Drain from the pan, and pat dry, if necessary.  Add to the salad.  Serve and top with your favorite dressing.  Very good and filling.  Feeds five hungry vegans and several of their relatives.

6 comments:

  1. I'm super impressed with that dessert line up. Definitely props to whichever kitchen maestros made all those, and the salads too. I love broccoli and chickpeas in salads.

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    1. Joey, I was so pleasantly surprised that everyone brought vegan dishes, so my family could enjoy everything. I think it was because our group was smaller than normal this year.

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  2. It's really amazing when your family gets behind you and steps up to the vegan plate. You have to be grateful for people like that.

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    1. I am so grateful, Andrea. It was really nice. :-)

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  3. Great job excluding those anti-vegan nogoodnicks from Easter this year. So much better without them.

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    1. Aw, I wouldn't do that, SV! You gotta love the fam, no matter what. But...it was nice to have an all-vegan spread. It was a first.

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