Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad

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Creamy, crunchy, and smoky all at the same time, this salad invokes the warmth of summer. It hits all the spots and is a great dish to bring to parties or cookouts, work potlucks, or serve with dinner. With minimal prep time, this is a quick and easy salad.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad

I had my eye on testing out some vegan bacon lately using mushrooms and it was a hit! The mushrooms get nice and crispy and leave your home smelling amazing. While this salad is low on protein, it’s a great side salad for BBQ season where you can get your protein in meat or tofu!

For this recipe, I used liquid smoke. You can usually find it with the BBQ sauce in your local grocery store. If you can’t find it, you can replace it with coconut aminos or tamari sauce.

Yields 5 servings of Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad

The Preparation

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar-free Italian dressing
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

The Execution

1. Pre-heat a skillet on the stove.

2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, liquid smoke, and paprika.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad
3. Add the oil mixture onto the skillet.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad
4. Place the mushrooms onto the skillet. Cook until crispy. Remove the skillet from the stove. Allow the mushrooms to cool.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad
5. In a salad bowl, add the sliced cucumber, mushrooms, chopped tomato, onion, and diced avocado.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad
6. Pour Italian salad dressing onto the salad. Toss together so the vegetables become evenly coated.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad

This makes a total of 5 servings of Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad. Each serving comes out to be 125.76 Calories, 11.42g Fats, 4.08g Net Carbs, and 1.7g Protein.

Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side SaladCaloriesFats(g)Carbs(g)Fiber(g)Net Carbs(g)Protein(g)
2 tablespoons olive oil239270000
½ tablespoon sesame oil606.80000
1 ¼ teaspoons liquid smoke0.300.100.10
1 teaspoon paprika6.50.31.20.80.40.3
4 ounces cremini mushrooms250.14.90.74.22.8
1 medium English cucumber300.27.316.31.3
1 medium Roma tomato110.12.40.71.70.6
¼ cup yellow diced onion250.15.70.84.90.8
1 medium avocado22721129.22.82.7
3 tablespoons sugar-free Italian dressing51.50000
Totals628.857.133.613.220.48.5
Per Serving(/5)125.7611.426.722.644.081.7
Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad

This makes a total of 5 servings of Vegan Cucumber and ‘Bacon’ Side Salad. Each serving comes out to be 125.76 Calories, 11.42g Fats, 4.08g Net Carbs, and 1.7g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar-free Italian dressing
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

The Execution

  1. Pre-heat a skillet on the stove.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, liquid smoke, and paprika.
  3. Add the oil mixture onto the skillet.
  4. Place the mushrooms onto the skillet. Cook until crispy. Remove the skillet from the stove. Allow the mushrooms to cool.
  5. In a salad bowl, add the sliced cucumber, mushrooms, chopped tomato, onion, and diced avocado.
  6. Pour Italian salad dressing onto the salad. Toss together so the vegetables become evenly coated.
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