6 cups of chopped fresh spinach – or another salad green for the base
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion – tossed in black pepper
1 avocado, chopped – tossed in the juice of 1 large lemon
3/4 cup tempeh bacon bits – recipe here
1 cup chilled kidney beans, drained
1 cup hearts of palm (diced) – tossed in 1/8 tsp turmeric + 1 tsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1. Toss your spinach in a light salad dressing – only if serving immediately. If your Cobb will sit for a while, leave greens undressed.
2. For your hearts of palm – only toss half of them in the yellow turmeric mix. This way you will have half white and half yellow. Just like an egg would look. Continue assembling salad – add all your ingredients in thin rows across the top.
3. Serve! I like this salad with a generous drizzle of my Vegan Ranch Dressing. or you can use the traditional Cobb Salad dressing – which is zesty french. Yum!
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