TVP Bacon Bits and Chick Pea Eggless Salad

  TVP is texturized vegetable protein also known as texturized soy protein. It is great to use as a ground beef substitute which is how I have had it in the past.

I decided to play around with TVP this week for the first time all because I wanted to mimic an egg salad and bacon sandwich. I was a little nervous at first but it was relatively easy to use. One of the biggest take aways for me was that the broth you use to reconstitute the TVP leaves a very faint flavor profile so it required adding more while frying it up to get the desired flavor.

It was a family hit and I will be making it again! It came out a lot better then the store bought varieties we usually buy.  Plus it is super easy!!!

Ingredients for reconstituting TVP:

1/4 cup tamari
2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
water to make one cup with above ingredients
1 cup TVP

Mix ingredients  from tamari to water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour boiling mixture over TVP. Mix together until all TVP is covered. Set aside.

Ingredients for frying TVP:

2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbsp tamari
2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp maple syrup
TVP mixture from above

Heat oil in frying pan on medium. Add TVP mixture. Fry for five minutes on medium, stirring occasionally. Add nutritional yeast. Mix in well and fry for five more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in remaining ingredients and cook until it browns. 

 Eggless Salad Ingredients:

25 oz canned chick peas drained and mashed
1/2 cup vegan mayo
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp yellow mustard

Throw all ingredient in a bowl and mix together.

Put together your sandwich however you like. We like tomato, avocado and lettuce added to our sandwich.


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2 Responses to TVP Bacon Bits and Chick Pea Eggless Salad

  1. pumpkin061 says:

    That sandwich looks yumalicious!

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