Salads and Greens
The Best Vegan Cobb Salad
If you’ve been following along, you know that my recent obsession is with Good Catch Foods vegan tuna. This vegan tuna alternative seriously makes a quick lunch or dinner so easy. Plus, I can feel good about eating it, and get in that extra protein that all us vegans are always looking for to keep healthy. This Vegan Cobb Salad is easy, not loaded with calories, but loaded with high nutrition value and goodness.
Check out my Quick & Easy Vegan Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados made with Good Catch Tuna here.
What I love about this Vegan Cobb Salad is that it’s so simple to make. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s filled with flavour for everyone in the family to love and share. Eat it as a full meal, or as a side. It’s perfect at a BBQ, or just to meal prep and bring to work with you. Even though it is September and everyone is in full-on fall mode, thinking about stews and soups, this healthy Vegan Cobb Salad is one that you’ll want to eat all the way through the winter months.
Good Catch Tuna for the perfect vegan cobb salad
Tuna isn’t ever something that crosses a vegans mind, because well, it’s not vegan. However, Good Catch Tuna has come up with a vegan alternative that is super nutritious, while also keeping our tuna fish in the water where they belong. Good Catch Foods tuna is high in protein and omega-3, so you’re still getting the nutrition you’d get from real tuna, without having to eat the real thing. Plus, you’ll avoid the negative aspects of eating fish like mercury, dioxins, microfibers, etc.
What’s amazing is that Good Catch Foods tuna tastes just like real seafood. This may turn off some vegans, but I love it. How do they make it taste like real tuna? Well, they use algae oil, and special plant ingredients that capture seafood’s flavor. The flavor is combined with a six-legume blend consisting of chickpeas, soy, peas, lentils, fava, and navy beans, to get the texture of tuna, along with all the healthy protein. The brand has some yummy frozen entrees and appetizers coming soon and offers their plant-based tuna in three flavors: naked in the water, Mediterranean, and oils and herbs if you want that extra kick of flavor.
My yummy Vegan Tuna Melt recipe was also made with Good Catch Tuna! Check it out here.
The other nutritious ingredients in this vegan cobb salad
The other ingredients in this salad that compliment the tuna are the brussel sprouts. I LOVE brussel sprouts, and they are so tasty in this salad combined with the pickled radishes which add a tang. Seriously this salad is full of character and a sense of WHAM! It’s also versatile. Pick and choose what you like in your salad. Feeling like it’s missing something? Add in your fav grain like quinoa, rice, or barley. This recipe is super forgiving and you can swap out ingredients as you please.
Whip up this salad for meal prep this week or check out some of my other favorite salads here.
The Best Vegan Cobb Salad
For the brussel sprouts:
- 15 brussel sprouts halved and trimmed
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. chili oil paste
- 1-2 tbsp. coconut aminos
- 1-2 tbsp. maple syrup
- juice of half a lime
For the Tuna Salad:
- 2 packets Good Catch Foods Tuna
- juice of half a lemon
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp capers
- 1 tbsp vegan mayo
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- season to taste
For the salad:
- desired amount of fresh washed greens - I used lettuce and watercress
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 large avocado sliced
- 1 large large tomato sliced
- 1 cup roasted brussel sprouts
- 1 cup tuna salad
- 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella sliced
- 1/4 cup pickled radishes
- 1/4 cup mushroom bacon or vegan bacon of choice
- dusting of green onion
- Into a medium-sized bowl combine all the ingredients for the brussel sprouts. Be sure to toss the mixture well and let sit while preparing the rest of your ingredients.
- Into another medium-sized bowl add the Good Catch Tuna. Using a fork give the tuna a good mash before adding the remaining ingredients. Give it all a good stir, quite aggressively and set aside while preparing the rest of the salad.
- Prep your veggies as desired and place everything onto seperate bowls for easy assembly.
- Preheat a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat and add your brussel sprout mixture to the skillet. Cook for around 4-5 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on the mixture as the extra sauce could burn. Cool completely before adding to salad.
- To assemble simply add all your favourite ingredients and drizzle with some lemon and olive oil as a keynote finisher! Enjoy!