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Unbelievable Vegetarian Wedge Salad


So, iceberg lettuce has finally lost it's 'uber luxury' status and come back to more normal prices... in fact- it is on special! Taking that into consideration- it's time to celebrate the humble iceberg!


Wedge salads are an incredibly satisfying meal. As impressive to look at as they are to eat, there is just something special about cutting into their crunchy crispy layers. Traditionally served with bacon, this version has all the flavour, texture and colour with none of the meat. Utilising walnuts flash toasted with soy sauce, the umami rich texture is sure to please the senses. Adding pickled onion slices raises this delicious dish to a whole new level.


Want to make it vegan? No problem- simply use vegan mayo and vegan cheese of choice.


Serve as a main or beautiful individual serve side dish.


What You Need:

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

  • 1 cup toasted soy sauce infused walnuts**

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , diced

  • 1 tbsp chives , diced

  • 1/2 red onion very thinly sliced and soaked in:

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup feta or vegan cheese crumbles divided equally to serve


Dressing

  • 2 heaping Tbsp Mayo or. Vegan Mayo

  • 2 heaping Tbsp Sourcream, greek yoghurt or coyo

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/3 cup milk of choice

  • 1 tsp dried parsley

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste



What To Do:

  1. Very thinly slice red onion and place in bowl with apple cider and a little salt. set aside to pickle.

  2. Prepare dressing by combining all ingredients and stirring well. Add a bit more milk if consistency is too thick for your liking.

  3. Wash lettuce. Chop the head of lettuce in half and then half (or thirds) again, making 4-6 wedges. Cut the end to remove the stem, if desired.

  4. Plate the wedges and top with the dressing, walnuts, pickled onion, cheese crumbles, tomato, chives and freshly ground pepper.

  5. Serve cold and enjoy!


**To make the walnuts- simply toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan- stirring to ensure they do not burn. After they begin to brown and smell fragrant - toss in a Tbsp of soy sauce, mix quickly and then put on a cooling rack.




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