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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

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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.

Freeze For Later 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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