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Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad with Pears & Tempeh Bacon

Butter lettuce wedge salad with pears and tempeh bacon

This vegan take on a classic lettuce wedge salad reminds me of many family dinners eaten out at The Brown Derby: a big, crunchy wedge of lettuce topped with a creamy dressing and sprinkled with salty bacon. My version subs tempeh for bacon and adds a little sweetness with fresh pears. Recipe and photo by Ann Oliverio, from Crave, Eat, Heal: Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetitereprinted with permission © 2015 Front Table Books.

Butter lettuce wedge salad with pears and tempeh bacon

Butter Lettuce Wedges with Sunflower Seed Dressing, Pears, & Tempeh Bacon

This vegan version of wedge salad features a big, crunchy wedge of lettuce topped with tempeh bacon plus a little sweetness with fresh pears.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

Dressing (see Note)

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives or 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Salad

  • 2 large heads butter lettuce cut into quarters
  • 2 ripe pears cored and thinly sliced
  • Tempeh bacon crumbled or chopped (exclude if going for 100% raw)

Instructions

  • Add the sunflower seeds through the salt in a high-speed or regular blender and process until very smooth. Add the chives and parsley and pulse a few times to incorporate. Set aside.
  • Place two butter lettuce wedges each in four bowls. Divide the pear slices, the tempeh bacon and the dressing between the bowls. Serve.
  • Note: If the dressing is too thick, add water, a little bit at at time, to get the consistency you like.

 

 

Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad with Pears and Tempeh Bacon

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    Informative URL for Test Kits Elisa
    March 25, 2015 at 9:50 am

    This is my kind of salad lettuce with pear or apple and a whole lot of dressing.

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