Cheeseburger Salad

0:25 m

Can't decide if you want to eat a healthy vegan salad, or a vegan cheese burger? We have only gone and combined the two so you don't have to choose! Now, there's an argument that these two things don't necessarily belong together. But trust us, this cheeseburger salad extravaganza will do for salads what Stranger Things did for double denim. Naughty-ish. Healthy-ish. No need to split hairs, just dig in and take your vegan-ing to the next level. A scrumptious vegan idea for lunch!

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For the burger

<item-todo-done>4 plant-based burgers<item-todo-done>

For the burger sauce dressing

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp gherkin brine<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g plant-based mayonnaise<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tbsp maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp white pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp Dijon mustard<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp onion powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>12 cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done>

For the burger bun croutons

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 large burger rolls<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

For the salad

<item-todo-done>100g plant-based red Leicester cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>300g iceberg lettuce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 large gherkins<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 banana shallot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> A garnish of sesame seeds<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat the oven to 200°C | 2 baking trays lined with parchment | Large mixing bowl | Small mixing bowl | Squeezy bottle (if you have one) | Large salad bowl

Prepare the burgers

  • Put the burgers on the baking tray and cook according to packet instructions
  • Take them out of the oven and cut into bite sized chunks

For the croutons

  • Cut the buns into 1 inch cubes
  • Put the olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl and stir to combine
  • Add the bread to the bowl and toss to combine
  • Tip the bread out onto a baking sheet, put the sheet in the oven and bake for 8 minutes until toasted

Prepare the dressing

  • Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Transfer the sauce to a squeezy bottle (if you have one)

Make up your fresh salad

  • Grate the cheese
  • Trim and shred the lettuce
  • Dice the gherkins and cherry tomatoes. Peel and dice the shallots
  • Add all the salad ingredients (apart from the cheese) to a large salad bowl and toss to combine

Prepare the warm elements of the salad and serve

  • Take the burger bun croutons out of the oven
  • Add the burger pieces. Sprinkle over the cheese
  • Put the tray back in the oven and roast for 2 minutes
  • Serve the salad into 4 bowls
  • Sprinkle over the burger pieces and croutons, drizzle over the burger sauce and eat immediately

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