Nicoise Salad
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 small boiled potato, sliced
  • 2 stalks asparagus, shaved
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1½ cups salad greens
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 5-6 olives
  • 3 tablespoons mock chicken salad (see recipe)
  • 5-6 olives
  • salt and pepper to taste
Mock Chicken Salad
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • ¼ small onion, minced
  • 2 stalk celery, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 small pickle (optional), minced
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar + more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dill, fresh (optional)
Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, mincedDay One)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. To make the Mock Chicken Salad, mash the avocado in a small bowl until its creamy. Set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas and place them in a small mixing bowl. With a fork or potato masher, smash the chickpeas until they are mashed and stick together, but still have some texture.
  3. Add the onion, celery, pickle, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and dill and mix until well combined. Add in the mashed avocado and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To make the Lemon Tahini Dressing, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Set aside.
  5. To prepare the potatoes, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Place the whole potatoes in the water and cook about 20-30 minutes at a simmer until the potatoes are tender to the center. Remove from the water when they are cooked all the way through and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before cutting them into bite sized pieces.
  6. To prepare the asparagus, take a vegetable peeler and run it down the length of the raw asparagus stalk to produce several thin strips.
  7. Slice the radish into thin half moons.
  8. Arrange the potato in a bowl with the shaved asparagus, tomato, radish and salad greens. Garnish with the mock chicken salad, lemon and olives. Season with more salt and pepper of desired.
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