Thursday, August 27, 2015

Not-Your-Average Salad

This is one of our favorite full-meal salads because everyone can add what they like to it! We call it Tex-Mex Salad with Oil-Free Catalina Dressing (recipe below). It can be made with lots many great toppings!

Tonight, we had Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, grape tomatoes, carrots, fresh corn on the cob (cooked in the microwave IN THE HUSK for 4 minutes! See video on how to do this), black beans, and black olives. We added three Gardein 7-Grain Crispy Tenders, chopped and placed on top just before serving.

Oil-Free Catalina-Style Dressing:
1/4 c. ketchup
2 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. minced onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce 
sprinkling of black pepper
1/4 cup water

Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Add more water if you want the dressing thinner. Chill before using.

NOTE: You can double this dressing and freeze half of it for next time!

Add Gardein 7-Grain Crispy Tenders if you like!


  1. I enjoyed this salad dressing. It was a nice change up!