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 This is a Southern-style salad that is a meal in itself. You can "fry" the Soy Curls® in the oven without fat, or panfry's your choice. (Nutritional info is for Soy Curls® baked in the oven.)

12 oz. reconstituted Soy Curls® (use the largest ones you have) (4 oz. dry, soaked in hot chicken-style vegetarian broth)
(See for where to buy or order Soy Curls
in your area. See Cooking Tips, below, for more info.)

IF YOU HAVE NO SOY CURLS®, use 4 cups slices of "chicken" seitan
whole wheat flour for dredging
1/2 cup soy or nut milk curdled with 1/2 Tbs. vinegar or lemon juice

Panko Breading: (mix well)
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
freshly-ground black pepper to taste

6 cups organic baby greens
2 cups sliced roasted beets
1/2 cup "Blue Cheese" Sheese, crumbled (an alternative would be Tofu Feta from the Jun/Jul 05 VF)

Vegan "Honey"-Mustard Dressing:

(3/4 cup Eggless Low-fat Mayonnaise
or Tofu Mayonnaise) #august18,2003
(or use Vegannaise, if you don't mind the calories!)
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 Tbs smooth Dijon mustard

Panko are Japanese breadcrumbs noted for their crunchy texture, which is lighter and crispier than regular breadcrumbs. You can find them in most supermarkets now (look near the fish department in
some stores), or Asian grocery stores. Or but online from many online Asian grocery outlets, such as

Look for Ian's Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs. Amazon is one venue that sells them online.

TO MAKE YOUR OWN PANKO, see Cooking Tips below.

 To cook the Soy Curls®:
Set up shallow bowls with the whole wheat flour, curdled soymilk, and Panko Breading
mixture in a line on your counter (see picture). Dredge the Soy Curls® in flour, then dip
in the curdled soymilk, and then roll in the Panko Breading mixture. Place each piece on
a cookie sheet, not touching the others. Oct/Nov/Dec 07 Vegan Feast 48

 Now you can pan-fry the pieces in a little hot oil in a nonstick skillet, cooking until
golden brown on all sides, and draining them on paper towels,
OR you can bake them on dark cookie sheets, sprayed with oil from a pump sprayer (and
spray the top of the Soy Curl® pieces, too), at 500° F for about 10 minutes on each side,
or until golden brown and crispy.

While they cook, assemble the salads, dividing the greens between 4 salad bowls, and
distributing the beets and Sheese evenly around the edges of the bowls. Pile the hot Soy
Curls® in the center of each salad.
Whisk the Dressing ingredients together well and drizzle over the salad. Serve
Serves 4
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 362.8 calories; 30% calories from fat; 12.5g total fat; 0.0mg
cholesterol; 898.0mg sodium; 512.7mg potassium; 48.9g carbohydrates; 7.6g fiber; 23.8g
sugar; 41.3g net carbs; 18.3g protein; 7.5 points.

If you used wholewheat panko, the Nutrition Facts are:
366.4 calories; 30% calories from fat; 12.7g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 881.7mg
sodium; 512.7mg potassium; 49.6g carbohydrates; 8.5g fiber; 24.1g sugar; 41.1g net
carbs; 19.0g protein; 7.6 points.