Entertaining guests with a Vegan Cobb Salad is easy! Enjoy this beautifully arranged vegan salad with tomatoes, olives, onions, chickpeas, avocados and more.

a vegan cobb with dressing

Friends, a vegan salad served on The Big Board, is this Vegan Cobb Salad, full of fresh flavors and textures. You may love a regular Cobb Salad made with chickpeas, for lunch or dinner, that’s both healthy and satisfying! But this recipe is a dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free salad. 

Maybe you’ve already tried our Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board with plant-based meatballs. This is such a fun board for game day!

beautiful cobbs salad in rows

Vegan Cobb Salad

What’s in a cobb salad? Traditionally, a cobb is made with chopped chicken or turkey, tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, blue cheese, bacon, and lettuce served with a light vinaigrette. What makes this salad vegan? No animal products like diary, meat, eggs, and seafood.

a serving of cobb salad (vegan)

Why we love this salad

  • Change it up, the chickpea “egg salad” ingredient for this salad really makes the salad. You won’t believe how good it is.
  • If you have guests coming for dinner who eat a plant-based diet, this salad is a hit.
  • It’s also great to enjoy even if you don’t follow a vegan diet (soooo good!)
  • Such a pretty salad when served on The Big Board (20-inch).

We made this board, inspired by HealthyHappy Life, and made our own adaptions of her amazing salad recipe.

ingredients for a vegan cobb

Easy ingredients to make a Vegan Cobb Salad

  • Can of chickpeas
  • Ground mustard
  • Veganaise
  • Turmeric
  • Salt and pepper
  • Batavia lettuce
  • Red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Minced chives
  • Shredded carrots
  • Sliced black olives

how to make dressing and chickpeas for vegan salad

Ingredients for an easy vegan salad dressing

Oh my, the dressing with avocado oil and maple syrup? Delish!

  • Avocado oil
  • Maple syrup (or agave nectar)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice, plus zest
  • Dry mustard
  • Worcestershire: buy Vegan brand
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

how to make a cobb salad

How do you make a Cobb Salad that is Vegan?

Vegan dressing:

  • In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for dressing thoroughly—make sure the maple syprup (or agave nectar) is fully dissolved. Set aside.

Chickpea mixture:

  • In medium bowl, mash chickpeas roughly with fork. Add in veganaise, mustard, turmeric, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to mash until ingredients are mixed. Set aside.

The salad:

  • Chop and place veggies on top of lettuce leaves (optional to use a BIG BOARD). Next arrange the chickpea “egg salad” and the rest of the salad ingredients in rows.
  • Garnish with fresh pepper and chives. Enjoy with a drizzle of dressing!

spooning dressing on cobb salad

How do you serve?

We love to serve this salad on The Big Board. You can layer the salad ingredients in rows, and then serve the dressing two ways.

Either let guests drizzle their own salad, or you can drizzle the dressing, and serve!

vegan cobb

Entertaining Guests with a Vegan Cobb Salad

If you have guests coming or family memebers who are Vegan, then this salad is for you! We love the leftovers, too.

a bite of vegan cobb salad

What is a Vegan Diet?

One thing I’ve learned about vegans is they don’t expect you to come up with a brand new meal for them. They are usually good with salad, maybe a hummus appetizer, and even chips and guacamole. My experience is that, just like anyone else, vegans are just grateful to be invited over.

A vegan diet centers on plant-based foods (eating more wholesome food), and cutting out animal products like diary, meat, eggs, and seafood.

I like the idea of hosting a salad bar in general – where guests with varying diets can make their own salad!

Vegan Cobb Salad on 20-in BIG BOARD

Cooking a different diet for guests might give you an initial “panic” but with the amazing Internet now, it’s so easy to find recipes! 

We’ll for sure make this recipe again and again!

More vegan recipes to try:

Looking for a quick 5-minute Vegan Coconut Dessert? So good, serve with a premium jelly or make your own compote!

Or this Vegan Pita Tacos Board or an Epic Vegan Hummus Board.

Enjoy!

Vegan Cobb Salad

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Vegan Cobb Salad

Serves 4-6. Make on the 20-inch BIG BOARD.
Entertaining guests with a Vegan Cobb Salad is easy! Enjoy this beautifully arranged vegan salad with tomatoes, olives, onions, chickpeas, avocados and more.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 4

Ingredients
 

Vegan dressing:

  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¾ Tbsp maple syrup, (or agave nectar)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, plus 1/2 tsp zest
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ Tbsp Worcestershire, buy Vegan brand
  • ¼ tsp.  garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Chickpea mixture:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and washed
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 c veganaise
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 head batavia lettuce
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut as desired
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • cup sliced black olives
  • 3 Tbsp minced chives

Instructions
 

Make the vegan dressing:

  • In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for dressing thoroughly—make sure the maple syrup is fully dissolved. Set aside.

Make the chickpea mixture:

  • In medium bowl, mash chickpeas roughly with fork. Add in veganaise, mustard, turmeric, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to mash until ingredients are mixed. Set aside.

Make the salad:

  • Chop and place veggies on top of lettuce leaves (optional to use a BIG BOARD). Next arrange the chickpea “egg salad” and the rest of the salad ingredients in rows.
  • Garnish with fresh pepper and chives. Enjoy with a drizzle of dressing!

Notes

Originally posted August 2013.
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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layers of cobb salad ingredients