Vegan Cobb Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Vegan Cobb Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Flavour bursting mushroom bacon, tender baked tofu, creamy avocado, juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet pops of corn on a bed of crispy romaine topped with a vegan blue cheese dressing. ← Now THAT is magic. 
My Notes:
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Meal Type: dinner, Dressings & Sauces, Salads
Special: Nut-Free, Seasonal (Hot Weather), Vegan Cheese
Tool: Oven
Ingredient: Lettuce, Mushrooms, Tofu
Servings: 4 as a side (2 as a main)
Calories: 268kcal
Ingredients
For the tender baked tofu:
  • 2 tablespoon(s) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1 12oz block(s) extra-firm tofu torn into pieces
For the smoky mushroom bacon:
For the vegan cobb salad:
Instructions
To make the tender baked tofu:
  • Preheat your oven to 375F (190C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the nutritional yeast, olive oil, soy sauce and garlic powder. Break the block of tofu into small chunks and add them to the bowl. Toss well to evenly coat. 
  • Spread the tofu evenly across one of the baking sheets and bake about 30 minutes, stirring every now and then until lightly golden.
To make the smoky mushroom bacon:
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and liquid smoke. Add the sliced mushrooms to the bowl and gently toss to evenly combine. 
  • Spread the mushrooms slices in a single layer over the remaining baking sheet, and pour over any leftover marinade. Add to the oven along with the tofu and bake for about 20 minutes until dark golden and reduced in size. 
To assemble the vegan cobb salad:
  • On a large platter, evenly spread the romaine lettuce. Top with the smoky mushroom bacon, tender baked tofu, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, and avocado. I like to display each ingredient separately in a row for a rainbow effect but feel free to display your veggies however you like. Add the vegan blue cheese dressing to taste and garnish with chives.
Notes
  • The mushrooms and tofu are great served both hot or cold. 
  • Calories do not include the dressing.
Nutrition
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 4 servings) | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8810IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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