Asian Salad – Meatless Monday

Last week I had a post on making a ground beef substitute, so this week I’m going to give you a great recipe to use it in!  This is based on an Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe, but I simply made it into a salad.  I love the spiciness of the “meat” contrasting with the coolness of the salad!


  • 1 package salad mix, whichever is your favorite
  • 2 and 1/2 cups ground beef substitute
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T chili garlic sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Asian (dark) sesame oil


  1. In a medium skillet over high heat, cook the onion in oil, stirring frequently. 
  2. Add the garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chile pepper sauce to the onions, and stir. 
  3. Stir in chopped water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and beef substitute; continue cooking until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  4. Fill bowls with salad, then add a heaping spoonful of the “meat” mixture.  Dress with you favorite dressing, or use the one below.

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T chili garlic sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp sugar

Shake all ingredients and enjoy!

Shared with Hearth and Soul 

About April H

My family and I live on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast. We love outdoor adventures, protecting the Earth, cooking great food, and trying new things!
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27 Responses to Asian Salad – Meatless Monday

  1. Sweet and Savory says:
  2. Kathy Thomas says:

    love your recipe, shared on Twitter. Yum!
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  3. Lisa Cowan Whitham says:

    This look really good. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Aranda Gibbs says:

    MMMM! Looks yummy!

  5. Trudy Z. says:

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it.

  6. shawna durk says:

    oh dang this looks good

  7. heather says:

    yum! I love asian salads!

  8. Dianna Thomas says:

    yummo– gonna try this one

  9. Dianna Thomas says:

    we are having this for dinner tomorrow

  10. Amy Orvin says:

    This salad look good. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Thanks for this recipe too!!!! I am going to try this after I make the original. Printed it too!!!

  12. Dianna Thomas says:


  13. Looks interesting, I love asian salads, I usually use chicken though if I use meat- will have to try this. 😀

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    Looks so good. I love cooking with meat substitutes.

  15. Blessie Nelson says:

    Wow! This looks so yummy to eat and make for healthy trend!

  16. Michelle S says:

    This looks great and I wouldn’t even notice a meat not being in there.

  17. Brandi Dawn says:

    This looks delicious! I am not a vegetarian but I often find myself enjoying veggie dishes over ones with meat.

  18. Maryann D. says:

    I love the different sauces and vinegars in this recipe. The ingredients are delicious and my family would enjoy it.

  19. Deanna Middendorf says:

    This just looks too tasty for words! I can’t wait to try it.

  20. kelly mcgrew says:

    this looks excellent! added to my recipe book! thanks!

  21. My son is 13 and he wants to be vegetarian I’m gonna show him these recipes

  22. Celeste says:

    I am not a vegetarian, but this recipe looks so good I want to try it! Thank you for sharing!

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