calamity jane (janeanger) wrote in vegancooking,
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Easy "Chicken" (Tempeh) Salad Sandwich

today i got home from work & thought, "there is no g.d. way i am going through the effort of actually cooking something." it'd been a long day. i had a tofurkey sandwich for lunch, so that was out, too, but some other sort of sandwich sounded good. i ended up making my own variation of a tempeh mock chicken salad that turned out really well. it's super-simple, quick & tasty. it was a warmish day today, but now that i've tried it i can imagine this being amazing on a hot summer's day when to turn on the stove seems too much effort.

(i found the base recipe for this somewhere online, & i would credit, but i really can't remember & didn't print out that part of the page. if someone recognizes it, feel free to comment or link to the original.)

--1 tsp. salt.
--2 stalks of celery, chopped.
--1/4 c. chopped onion.
--chopped parsley.
--dill weed.
--garlic powder.
--nayonaise (or whatever mayo substitute you prefer).
--mustard (i used yellow, but spicy would probably be even better).
--1 tbsp. lemon juice.
--braggs OR hot sauce (or whatever you fancy).

grate tempeh and marinate in water with salt for 20 minutes. drain & dry well. i towel-dried mine & let it sit out for a minute or two to dry up. then you mix all the rest of the ingredients the same way you would a tuna or chicken salad. add things according to your tastes. i'm not a huge fan of nayo (or mayo), so i kept mine on the dry side. i found that putting all the dry items together, mixing & then tentatively adding wet items worked the best.

when you've mixed to an agreeable level of all ingredients, you slap that puppy in some pita, on bread, or however you want to dine & there you go. i added more hot sauce & lettuce as toppings, but really, the sky's the limit here. i bet this sandwich would also be really good with toasted bread & would probably even work on those organic pita chips.

the original recipe suggests toasted sesame seeds, but i skipped the sesame & instead added some avocado that i needed to use. in my opinion, avo makes evvvverything better. i made half of mine with braggs, half with hot sauce, because i'm a moody eater & this provide lots of leftovers that will make me a happy girl at work for the rest of the week.

Tags: dorm-cooking, easy-recipes, sandwiches-wraps, tempeh
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