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Vegan Cobb Salad w/ Coconut Bacon | Well and Full | #vegan #plantbased #recipe

Vegan Cobb Salad w/ Coconut Bacon

Made with all-natural ingredients, this unique coconut bacon is crunchy, savory, slightly spicy, and completely addictive! This coconut bacon is made without liquid smoke.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Bacon

  • 2 Cups Coconut Flakes not shredded
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Tamari
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Sriracha
  • 2 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika

Cobb Salad

  • Baby Kale
  • Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 2 Avocados

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Instructions

Coconut Bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine coconut flakes, olive oil, tamari, sriracha, maple syrup, and smoked paprika, and stir well. For a richer flavor, let coconut flakes marinate for a few minutes.
  3. Place coconut flakes on a tray lined with parchment paper. Try to evenly space out the coconut flakes as best you can - aim for the least amount of overlap possible.
  4. Once oven is at 350, bake coconut bacon for 5 minutes.
  5. After five minutes, take coconut bacon out and stir well. Once coconut bacon is evenly spaced again, put the tray back in the oven.
  6. After the previous step has completed, keep baking coconut bacon FOR TWO MINUTE INTERVALS, STIRRING AT EVERY INTERVAL. This step is crucial! It prevents the coconut bacon from cooking unevenly.
  7. In total, your coconut bacon should bake from anywhere between 10-15 minutes (including the first five minute bake). However, this time may vary based on your oven. Be sure to always take the coconut bacon out and stir EVERY TWO MINUTES. And be careful - it can burn easily!

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  1. Either in a blender or in a bowl, combine all vinaigrette ingredients and blend (or whisk). Adjust salt and pepper as needed.

Cobb Salad

  1. I didn't provide exact measurements here because this salad is so easy and forgiving to make. Assemble a bowl full of baby kale (or iceberg lettuce / romaine if you're a traditionalist!), cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Toss with as much vinaigrette as desired, and top with coconut bacon.
  2. Enjoy!