this Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad makes a great entree salad. increase portions and make a large salad for a potluck or party.
Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad
I love a big salad.
A good entree salad for me must have multiple textures and vibrant complimentary flavors.
Bonus points for a warm protein atop the crisp cool greens!
This Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad salad was borne out of necessity. Invites to holiday parties where I needed a guarantee there’d be something for a vegan to eat!
I learned early on to make a huge batch, because this one goes fast. Everyone likes it. Everyone.
(This recipe is easily doubled to make a large serving bowl for a crowd.)
Versatile Proteins for All!
The warm Vegan Chicken Nuggets topping this salad are not only chicken free, they are soy free and gluten free as well. Sometimes a rare thing, as you may know – it is often difficult to find a soy free meat alternative, or a gluten free one.
Much like our Vegan Buffalo Wing Salad, this Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad has received rave reviews.
The cranberries and pecans bring autumn flavors that pair well with cool creamy avocado and the bright lemon.
This really does make a great holiday side or potluck offering. We love it for a simple weeknight dinner.
Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad
YIELD: two entree salads
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
4 large leaves kale, washed
2 bunches romaine, washed
3 tablespoons Green Goodness Dressing
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
4 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/3 cup pecan pieces
8 pieces Vegan Chicken Nuggets
fresh lemon slices
Heat or re heat Vegan Chicken Nuggets in oven or air fryer, according to recipe instructions.
Remove stems from kale and romaine, and chop / rip into bite size pieces.
Add greens to serving bowls.
Drizzle dressing over greens and toss to coat.
Slice avocado into cubes.
Arrange kale and romaine into serving bowls. Drizzle dressing over greens and toss to coat.
Add avocado cubes, cranberries, and pecans.
Top salads with warm chicken nuggets. Squeeze lemon over top.
I could eat this every day.
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Kristina is spabettie! She founded spabettie in 2010 to share vegan recipes. As the sole recipe developer and photographer, Kristina turned her culinary training into the best way to spend her days – sharing just how flavorful and vibrant vegan food is! She loves dachshunds, Portland, Hawaii, drummers – well, one drummer – and travel.
printable Vegan Chicken Cranberry Salad recipe:
- Heat or re heat Vegan Chicken Nuggets in oven or air fryer, according to recipe instructions.
- Remove stems from kale and romaine, and chop / rip into bite size pieces.
- Add greens to serving bowls.
- Drizzle dressing over greens and toss to coat.
- Slice avocado into cubes.
- Arrange kale and romaine into serving bowls. Drizzle dressing over greens and toss to coat.
- Add avocado cubes, cranberries, and pecans.
- Top salads with warm chicken nuggets. Squeeze lemon over top.
Serving Size:1 salad
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 496
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