Cobb Vegetarian Salad Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 45 minutes
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Transforming the classic Cobb salad into a vegetarian version is simple! Roasted chickpeas flavored with maple syrup and liquid smoke will mean that you won’t even miss the bacon.

Ingredients

  • 1 6.5 oz. package Fresh Express® Butter Lettuce
  •  1 ripe avocado, sliced
  •  1 c. NatureSweet® Cherub Tomatoes
  • 4-5 hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 ½ tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2-3 oz. Litehouse® Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Center Cut, crumbled
  • Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch dressing

Directions

  1. To make bacon-flavored chickpeas, preheat oven to 375° F. Place chickpeas into a bowl along with soy sauce, liquid smoke and maple syrup. Toss to coat chickpeas and spread out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes and then cool.
  2.  Prepare the salad by plating the salad on a large platter. Top salad with tomatoes, eggs, avocado. Add cooled chickpeas to the salad and then top with crumbled blue cheese.
  3.  Serve salad immediately with Homestyle Ranch dressing on the side.

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