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Vegan 7-Layer Salad - Easy vegan 7-layer salad with layers of veggies, tempeh bacon and a super creamy dressing. It's much healthier than the classic salad and tastes amazing! #vegan #glutenfree #simpleveganblog

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • 6-8 1x
  • Salad, side dish
  • Vegan, American

Servings 6-8 1x

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Easy vegan 7-layer salad with layers of veggies, tempeh bacon and a super creamy dressing. It’s much healthier than the classic salad and tastes amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (50 g), chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels (140 g)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (150 g), chopped
  • 1 batch of tempeh bacon (or eggplant bacon), sliced
  • 1 red or white onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup peasĀ (140 g)

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews (150 g), soaked for at least 20 minutes in hot water
  • 1/2 cup water (125 ml)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. We served our salad in 2 25 oz jars, but feel free to use a larger jar, a serving dish or a bowl, it’s up to you.
  2. If you use canned corn kernels and peas, drain and rinse them. If you use them frozen, cook according to package directions.
  3. To assemble the salad, add lettuce to the jar/serving dish/bowl. Then top with corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, tempeh bacon, onion, carrots and peas.
  4. To make the dressing, add the cashews (drained) to a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Top the salad with the dressing and some chopped chives (optional). Serve immediately or refrigerate covered for a couple of hours.
  6. Keep leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 to 4 days (dressing separate from salad).

Notes

  • If you prefer an oil-free version of this recipe, use our eggplant bacon instead.
  • Feel free to use any veggies, sweeteners or ingredients you have on hand.
  • You can also make the dressing using 1 1/2 cups vegan mayonnaise (190 g) + 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 7.9 g
  • Sodium: 178 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g