Summer would not be summer without picnics. We love to pack a meal before we head to an evening outdoor summer concert or long afternoon of hiking or biking along one of our nearby trails. So join us and we'll cook and share our favorite picnic goodies.

Chik’n Salad with Soy Curls®: Many of us remember that classic chicken salad that was perfect for any sandwich filling. I’ve got the perfect replacement recipe that begins with Soy Curls, tofu mayonnaise, veggies, and spices that make this a ‘knock your socks off’ kind of salad! You definitely don’t have to give up this traditional recipe since replacing meat with Butler Soy Curls is so easy. Soy curls are a wholesome food; it's only ingredient is 100% Non-GMO soybeans grown without chemical pesticides. That’s it! Soy curls are amazing because they really do have a meaty chewy texture that will fool your most avid meat-eating friends. I order soy curls directly from Butler Foods or you can also find them on Amazon.

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🥄 Kitchen Tools 

  • food processor
  • high speed blender 
  • rubber spatulas
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 large bowl
  • large spoons 

If you plan on using Butler Soy Curls, I recommend you order them right away since they can take 4-5 days to arrive by mail. You can order through Butler Foods or Amazon.    

Chik’n Salad with Soy Curls®

Prep time    20 minutes  

Cook time   0 minutes    

Yield               4 servings


  • 4 ounces Soy Curls (about half a package) (or 2-3 cups garbanzo beans, roughly smashed)
  • 3/4-1 cup Easy Nut Free Tofu Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery stalks, small diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped dill pickles (or dill pickle relish)
  • 1 cup red or green grapes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Optional Sandwich Toppings

  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4-6 lettuce leaves
  • 1-2 cups sprouts
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced


  1. Re-constitute the soy curls by placing them in a bowl and pouring 2 cups of hot water (or veggie broth) over them. Let them sit for about 12-15 minutes. When they are soft and hydrated, drain and squeeze out the excess water. 
  2. Pulse the soy curls in a food processor until a finer texture is achieved.
  3. Place the processed soy curls into a medium size mixing bowl and begin adding the remaining ingredients. Mix together until ingredients are well combined. Serve immediately or chill for later. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. *See serving suggestions.

✏️ Tips & Hints

  • I recommend you store soy curls in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them fresh. Soy Curls are an all-natural product that do not contain any preservatives or additives. They also contain natural fats and will go rancid when stored on your pantry for long periods of time. 

Easy Tofu Mayonnaise

Prep time    10 minutes  

Cook time   0 minutes    

Yield               1 1/4 cups    


  • 7 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (You can omit this out for a nut free mayo.)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and shiny. 

   Serving Suggestions 🥙  

  1. Whole grain sandwiches or pitas 
  2. On a bed of greens
  3. Whole grain tortilla wraps
  4. Collard Wraps
  5. Stuff a tomato    



Chik'n Salad with Soy Curls 

Grocery List 🛒

** If you plan on using Butler Soy Curls, I recommend you order them directly from through Butler Foods or Amazon. 

     Produce 🥦

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 cup red or green grapes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill (or 2 teaspoons dried dill)
  • 7 ounces extra-firm tofu (about 1/2 package)
  • Optional Sandwich Toppings: tomatoes, lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, red onion

     Grains, Nuts & Seeds 🌰

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews

     Condiments and Sauces 🍅

  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

     Baking & Spices 🌶

  • Salt/Black Pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

     Canned and Jarred Goods 🥫 

  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles or dill pickle relish

     Miscellaneous 🧐

  • Butler Soy Curls® (4 ounces or 1/2 bag for this recipe) or 2-3 cups garbanzo beans

     Serving Options for Chik/n Salad🥙

      Choose one from the list below

    • Whole Grain Pita Bread (4-6 pitas)
    • Whole Grain Bread (8 slices)
    • Whole grain tortilla wraps (4-6)
    • Collard Leaves (4-6)
    • Tomatoes (4-6)
    • Salad Greens (4-5 cups)

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