I don’t know why I keep making thing that seem to have the main ingredient missing (omelettes without eggs, clam chowder without clams), but I am continuing the trend here with this chicken salad without chicken. This is from How It All Vegan. I was looking for a tempeh recipe so that I could make something a bit more exciting than stir fry and found this. It’s basically steamed tempeh with vegan mayonnaise and celery, onion, soy sauce, mustard and garlic. I didn’t have the dill pickle the recipe called for and I added a grated carrot. The recipe suggests that you can add some curry powder as an option which I guess makes it like Coronation Chicken. I was a bit unsure on the first taste, but it grew on me and the next day when I had it for lunch I loved it.
Calling it faux chicken salad reminded me of an episode of King Of The Hill I saw a while ago. Hank went to a health food store where they sold tofu and faux-fu which was for the “tofu-intolerant”. I’m sure it was meant to be insulting to vegetarians, but I thought it was quite funny… I’d like to know what faux-fu tastes like… :)