Vegan chicken salad recipe with grapes and walnuts.
Say no more to boring vegan lunch recipes, mix it up with this healthy and delicious meatless lunch!
We hav been making this incredible vegan chicken salad for his lunches lately, and I thought it would be a great recipe to share with you guys!
While I love my chickpea salad sandwiches, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and make vegan chicken salad sandwiches with vegan chicken strips.
We personally love the tofurky brand refrigerated chicken strips, and they are great for making this chicken salad!
They are already cold and not frozen, so the only prep you have to do is chop them up into smaller pieces.
It only takes a few minutes to make, and is such a nice change from the normal meatless lunch options.
One can only eat so many tofurky sandwiches or Pb & J’s, am I right?
ingredients to make vegan chicken salad
All you need to make vegan chicken salad is just 6 ingredients plus spices you already have in your spice cabinet.
- vegan chicken strips
- vegan mayo
- lemon juice
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
This vegetarian chicken salad comes together in literally minutes. It’s incredibly easy and tastes delicious!
I’m not typically big on a lot of fake meat (and never even liked chicken salad as a meat eater), but I couldn’t stop eating this!
My other favorite way to enjoy meatless chicken in in my vegetarian pot pie recipe.
Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy some favorite flavors I loved growing up, but meatless!
Let me tell you, I was surprised when I tasted this chicken salad.
It’s so uniquely flavorful and fresh with the addition of grapes and walnuts.
I ate mine with triscuit style crackers and couldn’t get enough!
I was pretty happy that I enjoyed this recipe too.
Even though I work from home, I definitely get in a lunch rut and this is a great way for me to get tons of protein in my lunch!
How to make vegan chicken salad
To make the vegan chicken salad, just chop up your chicken, grapes, pecans, and pickles and add to a bowl.
Stir the ingredients it together with vegan mayo, a little fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
I don’t include how much salt and pepper to use, as it will vary based on the chicken that you buy.
We bought the tofurky lightly seasoned chicken, which already had plenty of seasoning, so we did not add any additional salt or pepper.
If you buy unsalted vegan chicken strips, you may want to add salt to taste or it will end up tasting bland.
I’m totally making this for my own lunches next week! It would be delicious in a wrap, or just on sandwich bread.
Or, if you like texture like me, serve it with crispy triscuit style crackers.
If you have never tried grapes in chicken salad, please try it!
I always thought that fruit in chicken salad was gross, but after tasting this recipe I have been converted.
The grapes add freshness and texture and that pop of crisp sweet flavor.
They are definitely an important part of this recipe!
This is a new lunch time favorite in our house.
Are you making this recipe? I want to see! Be sure to tag me on instagram @buildyourbite and hashtag #buildyourbite!
Looking for more vegan lunches? See my recipe for vegan chickpea salad sandwiches!
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Vegan Chicken Salad Recipe:
- 8 oz refrigerated vegan chicken strips, chopped into small pieces (see notes)
- 1/2 cup quartered grapes
- 1/3 cup walnut pieces
- 1/8 cup diced bread and butter pickles
- 1/4 cup vegan mayo
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients except salt and pepper to a bowl and stir to combine
- Salt and pepper to taste, if necessary
- Serve on bread, a wrap, or with crackers
- I used tofurky lightly seasoned chicken strips for this recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 599mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 12g