Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Popcorn Tofu Caesar Salad



I'm always looking for new ways to jazz up my salads, and when I saw this recipe for Tofu Popcorn Chick'n from The Vedge, I remembered an old favorite dish of mine with crispy chicken on top of a fresh caesar salad. I decided a vegan version of this meal would taste just as good (better!), and set about making it for an easy weeknight dinner.


Popcorn Tofu Caesar Salad
serves 2-3

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 C broccoli, chopped
1 recipe Tofu Popcorn Chick'n from the Vedge

optional: vegan bacon bits

Caesar Dressing
2 Tbsp cashew butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 C water
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Add all ingredients for dressing to a food processor and mix until well blended.

Chop the broccoli and steam until softened.
Place chopped lettuce, broccoli, and bacon bits into a bowl. Top with the dressing and toss to coat.
Top with the prepared tofu popcorn chick'n pieces and serve.


The flavor of the Popcorn Tofu Chick'n is amazing! They are tasty all on their own, but I really enjoyed them paired with this Caesar salad for a more complete meal. I'll definitely be making this recipe again. It was great as leftovers too.


We were snowed in this past weekend, and I finally had the opportunity to spend some good quality time in the kitchen, which I've been missing lately. Looking forward to sharing some fun recipes with you all soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i used to love popcorn chicken! such a fun take on a classic salad ;)

    1. Me too - but this version is way better. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I'd really love to try this! When I pick up the right recipes I'll make sure to give this a go.


  3. I used to love popcorn chicken when I was a kid, Love the salad. Looks delicious!

  4. This looks so good! I'm not much of a cesar salad person but this recipe looks & sounds awesome- and totally doable. Love the pics too!

    1. Thanks KL - I'm all about the doable easy recipes. :)

  5. What a fantastic idea!!!!! This looks delicious. I loved popcorn chicken back in the day. I have to try this salad ASAP! :)

  6. I've never had popcorn chicken, but popcorn tofu sounds wonderful! Definitely giving this a try! :-)

    1. Well you probably didn't miss much. ;) Thanks Kristy!


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