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Vegan Honey Mustard Chicken Salad with Gardein® Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, corn, and avocado topped with a creamy homemade dressing.
There’s something about a crisp, fresh salad that pairs so perfectly with the weather warming up! I love a massaged kale salad with roasted veggies in the fall, but come summer, I'm all about bright salads with crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and the works.
You know how some salads leave you unfulfilled and longing for more? That’s definitely NOT the case here! This honey mustard chicken salad is filling, wholesome, packed with protein – and it's meatless!
For my vegan honey mustard chicken salad, you only need a handful of ingredients. Don't fret if you don't have something on hand, just add your own twist to the recipe! Try spinach instead of romaine or swap out tomatoes for chopped bell pepper.
Here's what's on my shopping list:
- Romaine lettuce
- Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sliced red onion
- Fresh or frozen corn kernels
- Avocado, of course
Over the years I’ve gradually moved towards a more plant-based diet. Sometimes I tell people I’m 99% vegan, because I always eat dairy-free & egg-free and didn’t grow up eating a lot of meat or seafood.
My sister became vegetarian when we were in middle school, so my family always had Gardein on hand.
Gardein's wide variety of products is perfect if you’re trying to incorporate plant-based protein into your lifestyle! You can’t beat the taste, quality, and versatility!
Lately, I’ve been doing all my grocery shopping online or using curbside pickup. Whole Foods has a great online ordering process with delivery through Amazon!
Find your local store, select the groceries you need, and proceed to checkout. From there, you'll confirm your address, select a day and time for your doorstep delivery, then wait for your goodies to arrive.
If you’re going in the store, pop over to the freezer section to pick up a bag or two. Since they’re frozen, they stay fresh for several months.
Straight from the freezer, these crispy tenders are ready to eat in under 20 minutes. Warm them in a conventional or toaster oven, flip once, and that's it. Couldn't be more convenient!
For this salad, I sliced each tender in half once they came out of the oven. They made perfect little bite-sized strips.
Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
Y’all, this dressing is so good! It comes together with three common pantry ingredients for a delicious dressing. Here's what you'll need:
- Agave nectar
- Yellow mustard
- Garlic powder
(For a quick vegan snack, dip tenders straight into this dressing!!)
I hope you love this chick'n salad as much as I do! It's perfect for an easy lunch at home. If you try this recipe, please share a photo with me over on Instagram♡
Vegan Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
- 1 package Gardein® Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
- 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
- ½ red onion sliced
- ¼ cup corn kernels
- 1 avocado sliced
Vegan Honey Mustard
- ¼ cup yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Prepare the tenders according to package instructions. As they warm in the oven, whisk together the vegan honey mustard ingredients and set aside.
- Add chopped lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, corn, and sliced avocado to a salad bowl. Cut the tenders in half for strips then add to salad.
- Drizzle dressing on top or serve on the side.