Hearty Seitan Salad

Here’s a delectable main-dish salad featuring strips of high-protein seitan, embellished with avocado and olives. This salad is also delicious served in wraps. Accompany with a potato salad or a pureed soup.

Serves: 6

  • 1 pound prepared seitan or Homemade Seitan
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small head thinly shredded dark green lettuce, or as desired
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 2 medium firm, ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 scallions, sliced, optional
  • Natural bottled or homemade dressing of your choice (see Note)

Cut the seitan into strips, about 1/2 by 2 inches. Heat the oil in a wide skillet. Sauté the seitan strips until golden, stirring frequently, then remove from the heat.

Combine the lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, and olives in a mixing bowl and toss together. Add the seitan strips and toss again.

NOTE: Try dressing this with a purchased or homemade Basic Vinaigrette or French DressingAnother tasty option is Tangy Tahini Dressing.

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