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Vegan Schnitzel Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

by Adrianne

Vegan Schnitzel Salad is a delicious salad recipe that is perfect for lunch or a light dinner! Crunchy noodles, freshly sliced wombok, toasted nuts, sliced shallots and a crispy schnitzel crumb! This is the perfect salad for  Meatless Mondays.

Vegan Schnitzel Salad in a large white bowl

Salads bring colour and good vibes to our life. Readers favorites are the Crispy Chicken BLT SaladSalmon Zucchini Salad, Watermelon Cucumber Salad (vegetarian). Popular festive salads are the Thanksgiving Salad and the Christmas Salad.

What is a Vegan Schnitzel Salad?

Have you tried Vegan Schnitzels at all, you will want to with this delicious salad recipe.

You will remember last week, talking about crunchy noodle salads with our Tofu Fried Noodle Salad Recipe and if you don’t, you can grab that here. I wanted to continue along those same lines with today’s recipe, but show you that tofu is not the only option if you are wanting a meatless dish.

I first came across vegan schnitzels through one of my work colleagues. Being vegetarian, she always chose the Vegan ‘Chicken’ Burger from our work cafe menu. That comprised one vegan schnitzel patty and traditional burger toppings.

One day on a whim, I decided to try it and see if it was any good, boy was I impressed! The schnitzel was crunchy and combined with the other ingredients tasted just like a meat based dish. Discovering that you could buy those same schnitzel patties at the grocery store thrilled me as I realised I could whip up my own vegan schnitzel recipes.

What flavours are in a Vegan Scnitzel Salad?

It has been SO HOT in Queensland lately. Not a little bit warm, but HOT, HOT, HOT! The best foods to eat are light meals full of great flavour.


This recipe is perfect for that as the schnitzel is oven baked, so there is no nasty deep fried component and the remaining salad ingredients combine well.

Our dressing gives the salad a bit of ‘zing’ and you will want to make this one of your weekly recipes!

What noodles should I use in a Crunchy Noodle Salad?

The Oriental Fried Noodles are sold in a packet. You can pick one up easily at your local grocery store. They add texture, crunch and a bit of variety to your otherwise boring ‘green leaf salads’.

The green onions or shallots as we Aussies tend to call them, bring a lovely contrast to the flavour of the schniztel and you get your onion fix without the tears.

You guys know me well enough by now to know that I LOVE making salads. Here on  Sweet Caramel Sunday, you will find a wide variety of them. A couple of my favourites are: 

Vegan schnitzels are a great Meatless Monday option. Not only do they taste great, they are SO easy to prepare!

This salad has all of the elements. There is great colour, flavour and texture. Don’t be suprised if it is a huge hit at your next BBQ!

Vegan Schnitzel Salad questions answered:

About the recipe:

  • This is a PERFECT BBQ salad!
  • You can meal prep this salad for lunches
  • The nuts can be toasted in the microwave OR in a pan on the stove
  • The dressing will need to be stirred before pouring as the ingredients separate easily 

To answer your questions:

  1. The salad is best served with HOT vegan schnitzels (microwave separately if at work)
  2. The dish is not suitable for freezing
  3. The recipe contains no egg or dairy
  4. This is a SUPER EASY dish to pull together

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Oven baking  the vegan schnitzels in the oven, is the healthiest way to cook them. If you are pushed for time, you can, however,  toast them in a sandwich press.

Preparing your Vegan Schnitzel Salad

This is an easy recipe to pull together. There is therapy to be hand in slicing the ingredients, toasting the nuts and stirring your drizzle. Relax and enjoy it. The salad keeps very well before it is drizzled. This is handy if you want to get all of your ingredients sorted and cook other dishes.

People will talk about this salad! It is a very modern meatless option, so don’t be suprised if your schnitzel becomes the shizzle! 

Vegan Schnitzel Salad in a large white bowl

Vegan Schnitzel Salad Recipe

Vegan Schnitzel Salad is for lunch on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients, you will love the crunchy schnitzel crumb! 
5 from 9 votes
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Course: bbq, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: noodle salad, vegan recipe, vegan salad, vegan schnitzel salad, vegan schnitzel salad recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Adrianne


Vegan Schnitzel Salad Recipe

  • 4 vegan schnitzel patties
  • 1/2 wombok (napa cabbage)
  • 1 bunch shallots (green onions)
  • 1 cup shaved almonds
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • 100 grams oriental fried noodles

Vegan Schnitzel Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tcp ginger (minced)
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup


Vegan Schnitzel Salad Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper
  • Place schnitzel patties onto baking tray. Cook for 10 minutes, before turning and cooking for another 10 minutes 
  • Remove any old leaves from wombok, cut stem off base, slice finely and add to a salad bowl
  • Remove outside layer of shallot, trim roots, then chop into small pieces
  • Toast almond flakes in a pan on the stove until they turn a light golden brown
  • Combine wombok, shallots, almonds and crunchy fried noodles in a large salad bowl 
  • Add sliced schnitzel pieces to salad bowl
  • Dress and toss to combine

Vegan Schnitzel Salad Dressing Method

  • In a small jar, combine vinegar, soy sauce, oil, garlic and ginger. Add lid and shake to combine
  • Remove lid, add agave syrup and stir to combine



  • If you want a vegetarian option instead of a vegan recipe, you can use honey instead of agave syrup
  • For a crispier crumb, you can shallow fry the schnitzel patties  
  • https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/476748310552842400/


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 22.5mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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Not only is this salad tasty, it looks pretty too!!!

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More about me

Where does the time go!!! No doubt, you feel it flying past as well. Planning my America trip is keeping me very busy and I am delighted that we are also going to Canada!! I can’t wait to visit some animal shelters in those beautiful countries and see how the Yanks and Canadians manage Animal Welfare.

New York, New York, here I come! Did I tell you that this is one of the stops along the way!

I hope that you are keeping well and that you are cooking your heart out. Finding relaxation in your kitchen with beautiful ingredients. As always, I am usually on the blog, so drop me a line and we can have a chat x


P.S Tonks is spoilt. It was taken me 5 years to realise that, haha!! But it’s me that feels lucky to have him. I took  pic to show you but it was on my phone and it is really poor quality. So just imagine the most handsome smoochy black cat and you will be on the right track!

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Pam Greer February 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm

5 stars
I’m not vegan, but we are trying to eat meatless more often around here! I love all the ingredients in these and I also find therapy in slicing and chopping and preparing.

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Awesome great to hear Pam! We sort of go through therapy together then haha. Great feedback, thanks!

kim February 15, 2019 - 12:46 pm

5 stars
Such a yummy salad! Love that has so much flavor and is vegan too!

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 5:24 pm

Thanks Kim, me too!

Jacqueline Debono February 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm

5 stars
I’m not vegan but we like to eat meatless meals a couple of times a week. I have to look out for vegan schnitzel patties. Not sure if I can find them here in Italy. Love the dressing!

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Cheers Jacqueline! Yes, you might be able to get them at a specialised grocer over your way. Cheers

Heidy L. McCallum February 15, 2019 - 1:21 pm

5 stars
Your photos look great and this salad definitely called out to me! I have been trying to not eat as much meat and have been looking up recipes to help convert the family. This one looks fab and I bet my husband would give it a try. I know I will be.

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 5:27 pm

Thanks Heidi, such great feedback. I enjoy eating less meat too!

Kate Hackworthy February 15, 2019 - 1:22 pm

5 stars
So many amazing flavours and textures in one bowl!

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 5:27 pm

Cheers Kate, I tried!

mimi rippee February 15, 2019 - 7:10 pm

Well this is intriguing! I’ve never heard of these. Pack for cold weather. It’s not spring yet here!

Adrianne February 15, 2019 - 7:57 pm

Oh I see Mimi! Thanks that is really good to know. Such a contrast to what we are experiencing at the moment. I will indeed pack for cold weather, thanks!

Robyn February 17, 2019 - 5:33 am

5 stars
This looks delicious! I’ve never tried vegan schnitzels before, but will definitely look out for them now!

Adrianne February 17, 2019 - 6:37 am

Awesome Robyn! I was so impressed with them. Hope you love them x

Sally February 17, 2019 - 8:20 am

5 stars
I do love a crunchy noodle salad! I haven’t tried the vegan schnitzels before, what are they made of? I am trying to eat more meatless meals in my week so I may have to give them a go!

Adrianne February 17, 2019 - 9:32 pm

Hey Sally! They are made from a vegetable protein with other herbs and spices as well. I am sure you will love them. Cheers

Alexandra February 17, 2019 - 8:55 am

5 stars
So great to have this option for meatless Monday – I know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow!!

Adrianne February 17, 2019 - 9:01 am

Great feedback. Thanks Alex! Hope you have had a great weekend.

Sylvie February 20, 2019 - 12:22 am

5 stars
I dont think I’ve ever seen vegan Schnitzel, but man – that is such a clever idea! Got so many vegans around me, that recipe would be absolutely perfect for next time one of them comes around!

Adrianne February 20, 2019 - 2:57 am

Indeed it would Sylvie. Hope you give it a try and they love it. Cheers!


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