Where do vegans get their protein????
Since I get asked this question all the freaking time, I decided to make a salad which proves that yes, vegans can get enough protein. This salad has 35 grams of protein per serving, that’s about 70% of the daily recommended amount (for my weight/height). Not to mention it has about 70% of your daily fiber requirements. It’s simple, tasty and good for you.
All you haters that say vegans can’t get enough protein can SUCK IT! :-)
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
3 large stalks (about 20 oz) of broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz seitan, cut into bite-sized chunks
3 stalks green onion, chopped
1-14 oz can of black beans
1 cup cooked quinoa (I used red, but white may actually be better)
1/4 cup sliced almonds for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Toss broccoli with the tablespoon of olive oil and salt and cook in oven for about 15-20 minutes. The broccoli should just be getting slightly brown in areas.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the teaspoon of olive oil with seitan, garlic and onions; cook for about 10 minutes or until the seitan is slightly browned. Add the black beans and cook for about 30 seconds longer, just to heat. Remove from heat and stir in the quinoa.
In a large bowl and all ingredients, except almonds, and combine thoroughly. You may need to add more salt to taste at this point.
Garnish with almond slices and serve immediately
Makes 3 generous servings
prep + cook time about 30 minutes