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Vegan Chickpea Tender Mandarin Asian Salad Fix’ns

Chicken-Mandarin Asian Salad is one of those fresh Spring and Summer favorites. I absolutely adore toasted sesame dressing.
4 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Vegan Chickpea Tender Mandarin Asian Salad Fix’ns

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces rinse and drain Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas), Canned
  • 1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
  • ½ cups Vital Wheat Gluten
  • ½ cups Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 11 ounces Mandarin Oranges, Canned
  • ¼ cups Vegetable Oil #1
  • 2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • ¼ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • ½ cups Vegetable Oil #2
  • 4 cups Lettuce, Salad Mix
  • ½ cups Crispy Chow Mein Noodles

Freezer Containers

  • 4 Quart Freezer Bags
  • 4 Pint Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Plastic Wraps
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Mash chickpeas.
  2. Combine with poultry seasoning, wheat gluten, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.
  3. Form into 3-inch strips similar to chicken fingers. If tenders do not form easily, add a bit more wheat gluten until the strips hold together.
  4. Combine mandarin oranges (with liquid), oil #1, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper and set aside.
  5. Fry chickpea tenders in a skillet with oil #2 about 3-5 minutes per side.
  6. Top lettuce salad with tenders, mandarin sesame dressing and chow mein noodles.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Mash chickpeas.
  2. Combine with poultry seasoning, wheat gluten, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.
  3. Form into 3-inch strips similar to chicken fingers. If tenders do not form easily, add a bit more wheat gluten until the strips hold together.
  4. Wrap chickpea tenders in plastic wrap and divide among quart freezer bags.
  5. Combine mandarin oranges (with liquid), vegetable oil #1, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper and set aside.
  6. Divide dressing among pint freezer bags.
  7. Place a dressing bag in each tender bag, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Fry chickpea tenders in a skillet with vegetable oil #2 about 3-5 minutes per side.
  2. Top lettuce salad with tenders, mandarin sesame dressing and chow mein noodles.

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  1. These turned out totally amazingly delicious! Heated the leftovers a few minutes in the toaster oven…tasted like I just made them. I now have a go-to recipe for my favorite meal when I used to eat meat. So very good with honey mustard dressing! Thank you for your wonderful recipes…especially those that are meat and dairy free!

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