EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S CHIK-N SALAD was born because we finally went to the Flaming Ice Cube for lunch and had a delicious chicken seitan salad there that was so creamy dreamy I knew it had to be loaded with fat. I also knew I had to try and recreate it with out the processed vegan mayo to get the oil out of the recipe. This version is not nearly as creamy but equally delicious. After making it I am now determined to make my own seitan… if I ever get the time.
Lunch at the Flaming Ice Cube in Boardman, OH was very good! Always nice to go to a restaurant and not worry about animal products however most menu items were heavy on the fats and oil. We got a trio appetizer that was a delicious hummus, an artichoke dip, and their chicken salad (seitan). I got the TLT… tempeh, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (mayo on the side) and the black bean chili which should have been named mushroom chili and it was fabulous!
Since having this lunch the chicken salad was on my mind, thus…My version of seitan chicken salad…
1 package of chicken style or traditional seitan
1 block organic silken tofu
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
1-2 tablespoons wildtree dill dip seasoning (I like 2 TBSP)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 cup chopped celery
1-2 cups sliced red grapes (I like 2 cups)
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor grind the seitan to coarse crumbs and then put into a mixing bowl
Now add the next 6 ingredients (all but the onion, celery and grapes) into the food processor bowl and blend until creamy like mayo.
Mix the tofu mayo mixture with the seitan and onion, celery, and grapes. Chill for at least an hour for the flavors to marry. You can leave the grapes out but I love the sweet and crispy cool flavor they give. I usually add double grapes!
Serve on a bun or lettuce wrap… also good on whole grain toast. I topped it with lettuce and tomato…YUM!
You can purchase Wildtree Dill Dip blend from me at http://www.mywildtree.com/gerri
Enjoy and thanks for your support 🙂