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Chickless Caesar Salad

gluten free
wheat free
quick meals, fast feeds
1 spoon difficulty rating


Serves: 4

Chickless Caesar Salad

This salad is so delicious and indulgent! It's like a meal in itself and non-vegans won't be able to tell the difference. Enjoy!



  1. 380g (approx.) vegan chicken strips or pieces (we used Fry's Chicken Strips)
  2. 2 baby gem or 1 cos or romaine lettuce, leaves separated 
  3. 1 avocado, sliced 
  4. 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 
  5. 2 handfuls croutons (we made our own using 2cm squares of sourdough, crusts removed, drizzled with a little oil and salt and placed in the oven at 180ºC until golden. Use gluten-free bread if necessary)
  6. Handful fresh parsley, finely chopped 


  1. 230g/1 cup vegan mayonnaise (our favourites are Follow Your Heart Veganaise and Hellmann's) 
  2. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  3. 2 small or 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  4. 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  5. 50g/½ cup grated vegan Parmesan (eg Violife Prosociano or you can use pre-grated such as Angel Food or Follow Your Heart. Use nutritional yeast if you can't get hold of any 'Parmesan')
  6. ¼ tsp salt
  7. ¼ tsp black pepper 
  8. 1 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed (optional)
  9. 1 tsp vegan Worcester sauce (optional)



  1. Lightly fry the vegan chicken pieces in a little oil until golden or according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Arrange all the different salad ingredients together in a bowl or decoratively on a board if you're feeling fancy. 


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until well combined. 
  2. Either spoon a few dollops of the dressing around the salad ingredients or mix together with the salad until fully covered. 

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