Waldorf “Chicken” Salad

4 non-GMO soy patties (I use a local manufacturer, Delight)

1 batch of Miracle Naise from Fat Free Vegan (xanthan gum not necessary)

1 apple, cored and diced into small pieces

1.5 c halved grapes (quarter them if they’re large)

3 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and sliced vertically

1 t poultry seasoning

salt and pepper

Make a batch of MiracleNaise mayo using a can of artichokes as described here and refrigerate until ready to use.  The main ingredient for the MiracleNaise is patience (and a can of artichoke quarters), but the result is well worth it.  Xanthan gum isn’t necessary at all, and I even add an extra bit of water to avoid the frustration of repeatedly scraping down the sides of the blender.

Shred the soy patties in your food processor or finely dice.  Add the diced apples, grapes, celery, and seasonings.  Mix in a few scoops of the MiracleNaise and stir until combined.  Add more MiracleNaise based on the desired texture and taste.  Adjust poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve on a bed of lettuce, in lettuce ‘cups’, in a wrap, with crackers, or on a plain ol’ sandwich.