Vegan “Chicken” Salad Sandwiches

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfect for you and your vegetarian friends. ALSO, it's a hit with meat-lovers too.

I seriously have the worst luck with electronics. Phones, computers, hard drives, chargers. Ever-y-thing. I’m just one of those people that has bad energy or something.

Is that even possible? Can a person be made up of energies that just don’t play well with electronics?

If that’s a thing, I promise you that I have it.

  • I go through about 1 laptop every 18 months.
  • My hard-drives either die a slow and painful death or they experience death by way of a large and heavy object falling on top of them.
  • I’ve seen the damn “blue screen of death” more times than I’d like to remember.
  • Phone chargers all of a sudden stop working for me.
  • Smart phones stop being smart.
  • I can never ever connect to the wi-fi easily no matter where I go (in fact, I’m writing on a Word doc at the moment rather than on my website because I can’t connect at the public library. How annoying!)

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfec

But let me tell you about the latest.

Just last week, I had to make a trip into the T-Mobile store to pick up a new phone I was receiving via warranty exchange (because as I said before, my phones just stop being smart).

I’ve had it for a week. ONE week!

I haven’t dropped it. I haven’t sat on it. I haven’t stepped on it. I haven’t tried to bake it. I haven’t tried running it over with my car.

The thing is though, it LOOKS like I’ve tried to do all those things with it.

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfec

The back of my brand new Samsung Galaxy has huge cracks in the back of it after owning the phone for less than a week. I’ve actually never broken a phone before when it comes to physical damage. Never cracked a screen. Nothing.

Yet, because of my amazing luck with electronics, the back of the phone is cracked in 3 spots, and each of those cracks have gotten caught on my pants, purse, or in my hair while talking on the phone, causing pieces of the plastic to fall off in large chunks.

I’ve never had a phone that is made so cheap that it would just fall apart like this.

And of course, calling T-Mobile just resulted in them wanting me to pay a large insurance deductible after being passed around to 4 different representatives for over an hour.

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfec

After hanging up the phone, honestly, I just had to go find something that would make me happy and not hurt those around me.

I naturally ended up in the kitchen. (this is normal, right?)

You wanna know one food that I miss as a vegetarian? I seriously miss chicken salad sandwiches.

They remind me of summer picnics. They remind me of family get-togethers. They remind me of baby showers. Total comfort food, yet as a vegetarian, I’ve had to miss out for the last 10+ years! Such sadness!

UNTIL NOW!

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfec

Honestly, this vegan “chicken” salad sandwich tastes even better than I remember when it was the real deal. I made it for dinner one night and was seriously bummed when all the lunch leftovers will all gone.

It was perfect on bread. It was perfect on a pita. It was best on a spoon right into my mouth. I just couldn’t get enough.

Honestly, I was so nervous for my meat-lovin’ wife to take that first bite. I was waiting on pins and needles to see what she thought about it.

Her words?

“Tastes like chicken salad!”

I may fail at electronics, but I’m happy to announce that I excel at this faux chicken salad sandwich.

// Best Compliment Ever //

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Vegan “Chicken” Salad Sandwiches
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups tempeh , cubed
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise (I used Veganaise)
  • 2 stalks celery , finely chopped
  • 2 dill pickles , finely chopped
  • 4 green onions , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (or Braggs aminos)
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed and minced
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or saucepan, steam cubed tempeh for 15 minutes on medium-high heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the Veganaise, celery, pickles, green onions, seasonings, mustard, soy sauce, and garlic. Add in the cooled tempeh and toss lightly.
  3. Serve with bread, pita, over lettuce, or all by itself.
Recipe Notes
Makes 6-8 servings Recipe adapted from How it All Vegan

If you try this recipe out, make sure you snap a pic and share it on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag me @happyfoodholly

Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches but are trying to go meat-free? This Vegan option is perfec

 

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