Vegan Cobb Salad With Tempeh Bacon

May 16, 2017
Admittedly, I was never really interested in eating cobb salad as a child. Perhaps it was my innate aversion to eggs (veganism starts young, folks). It might trace back to those pre-packaged salads they served in the school cafeteria, which invariably featured iceberg lettuce and limp veggies. Whatever the reason, I always opted for salads that looked and tasted fresh--and for whatever reason, cobb seemed to lack the abundance I sought. But times have changed. This weekend, I loaded up on corn, tomatoes, and vegan bacon, and the salad below was the result. I love the contrast of crunchy vegetables and creamy avocado (my egg replacement) and the salty bite of tempeh bacon to round everything out. Finally, I made a simple vinaigrette in keeping with traditional cobb dressings. This recipe is designed to be quick and easy, so feel free to swap out ingredients as necessary. Finally, a not-bland cobb salad that tastes as good as it looks! Enjoy :)
Vegan Salad Recipes: Easy Vegan Cobb Salad

Vegan Cobb Salad With Tempeh Bacon

Recipe Type: Detox Salads
utensils YIELDS Serves 2-3
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  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup radicchio, chopped
  • 1 endive, chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, shucked and kernels removed
  • 1 avocado, halved and chopped
  • 6 ounces tempeh bacon (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • black pepper
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Directions

1. In a small bowl, toss together romaine*, tomatoes, radicchio, endive, and corn. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and black pepper. Pour over salad ingredients. 3. Carefully fold in avocado and tempeh and mix until all ingredients are combined. *If you'd like to be fancy, you can serve the romaine halved (as pictured) and simply top with salad ingredients at the end.

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Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.

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