Friday, January 30, 2015

Vegan BLT & Avocado Salad


Vegan BLT & Avocado Salad
When we are looking for a quick and easy lunch we don't always make the right choices...on the go fast food (Ugh yuck), sandwiched (Oh how exciting), should I go on? Yeah I know it's quick and easy but can't it also be healthy & delish?? Sure it can! It's great to eat your lunch and not feel weighed down and sluggish afterwards. This recipe shows that you can have your lunch (or dinner) be scrumptious as well as quick, delish, and healthy. The combo of the classic BLT flavors but vegan and no pesky bread to get in your way. You can make this recipe for a larger group by double or tripling OR make it ahead for work. Just whip up the marinaded tomatoes and add to your greens and toppings later. You can't go wrong when enjoying this for your next meal. Throw it together and let me know...I'll wait, I know you'll love it. Enjoy! 

Vegan BLT & Avocado Salad
(Serves 1 Hungry Vegan)

Ingredients

-3-4 slices your favorite vegan bacon, cooked and chopped (I used Sweet Earth Foods)
-1 Roma tomatoes, chopped
-1-2 Tbsp Just Mayo (or any vegan mayo)
-Salt & fresh black pepper, to taste
-3 cups chopped Romaine & endive lettuce (use your favs)
-1/2 a hass avocado, diced

*Add ins
Croutons 
Olives
Additional Veggies (sprouts, carrots, peppers, onions, etc.)
Apple or pear, chunked
Raisins (it's nice, trust me)
Other Favorite Vegan Meats or Baked Tofu

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes with the mayonnaise, and season with a little salt and fresh cracked pepper. Set aside for about 10 minutes to let the tomatoes release their juices, this will be the "dressing" to your salad.

To serve, chop the lettuce and serve in a bowl topped with dressed and marinated tomatoes. Lastly, top with the diced avocado and chopped vegan bacon. Toss and enjoy! 

-Amy