Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Vegan Chicken Salad

Vegan Chicken Salad
Well hello everyone! I'm back! First I want to say thanks to all my loyal followers who have stuck with me over the past year through my twin pregnancy and now my hectic twin mommy hood daily. I appreciate everyone's support! So what a better way to start back, then a quick lunch. These days I'm go go go with two busy twin boys watching my every move. Lunch is a luxury these days, it can sometimes just be some dried fruit and water, or baby leftovers if I don't prepare. So I try to make things ahead to make my life a little easier...every moms dream!  I'm writing this as I'am being screamed at by one and feeding the other...yeah pressure is an understatement, so let's make this quick!
When we are looking for a quick and easy lunch we usually go for sandwiches (Oh how exciting), should I go on? Yeah I know it's quick and easy but can't it also be super delish too?? Sure it can! It's great to eat your lunch and not feel bored while eating it. This recipe shows that you can have your lunch (or dinner) be scrumptious as well as quick, delish, and fun. The combo of the classic flavors but vegan, no real chicken here. You can make this recipe for a larger group by double or tripling (even half it for smaller recipe) OR make it ahead for the work week. Just whip up and store in the fridge and nibble as needed, it only gets better daily. 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 Chicken Salad Sandwich 
Ingredients
  • 2 vegan gardein chicken cutlets, cooked and chopped fine (any brand is fine)
  • 1 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced 
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 
  • 1 cup apple, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise (just mayo)
  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream (or more mayo if you don't like vegan sour cream)
  • 1 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion 
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
  • 1-2 Tablespoons vegan bacon bits (optional) 

Directions 

In a large bowl combine vegan chicken, celery, pecans, apples, parsley, cranberries in the bowl. Add in you vegan mayo, Dijon, hot sauce, seasonings and vegan bacon bits. Taste god seasoning, add more salt and/or pepper as needed once you've got it to the taste you like, serve on your favorite bread of choice, wrap, in a lettuce wrap, or with crackers. Enjoy! 

-Amy