I have always been a fan of serving up a big hearty salad for dinner. It’s such a nice way to switch up our regular routine and there are plenty of interesting combinations to try. However, my husband can be a tough sell in this department. He’s not so keen on the salad thing. But, this vegetarian cobb salad managed to convince him to come over to the dark side. Both filling and packed with flavor, he even requested that it be added to our dinner rotation. I’ll count that as a win!
Traditionally, cobb salads are made with crisp greens, tomatoes, avocado, hard-boiled eggs and both pork bacon and chicken. In this version, we’ve swapped out the regular bacon for chickpea bacon and replaced the chicken with crunchy walnuts. The salad is also filled with crumbled feta cheese, fresh herbs and a simple honey mustard vinaigrette.
One of my favorite parts about making salads is that you can switch them up based on your own preferences. While this version uses a combination of crisp romaine and baby spinach, you could certainly use all romaine or a mix of romaine and iceberg. Or, don’t like feta? Switch it out for another cheese. You can customize as you please.
The same goes for the bacon. While I loved using chickpeas since they get nice and charred and crispy, you can use our tutorial to make almost anything into bacon. Tofu, tempeh, eggplant, coconut flakes! So many options!Print this recipe
Prep time includes 30 minutes for the chickpeas to marinate. Active time is only 15 minutes.
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