The “What Happened to Whole Foods’ Vegan Chik’n Salad?” Recipe

by | Oct 19, 2022

make better than whole foods vegan chicken salad at home

The “What Happened to Whole Foods’ Vegan Chik’n Salad?” Vegan (or not) Chicken Salad Recipe

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Meaghan here with a vegetarian confession. Sometimes I crave chicken salad and I go to Whole Foods for their vegan chick’n salad. A few months ago I got the hankering, went up there and… it tasted all off to me. Did they change the recipe or maybe it was just my store having a bad day?

Anyway, yesterday was a fabulous day for us, but extremely exhausting. By 2pm I NEEDED A VEGAN CHIK’N SALAD.

I was car-less and didn’t feel like riding my bike a dozen miles to go get some “maybe ok” chick’n salad at Whole Foods (or accidentally spending as much money as I usually do there)…so I made my own and I have to say I’m very pleased!

Our new That’s Shallotta Flavor seasoning was PERFECT for this assignment. (Easily make this for carnivores by using real chicken and non vegan mayo)…

  • Author: Meaghan Thomas
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: meat alternative
  • Cuisine: American




Toss everything in a big bowl and mix.

Can eat right away, but gets even better after it sits in the fridge for a few hours.

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  1. This looks nothing like the ingredients in the WF mock chicken salad I’ve purchased here at WF in Texas, but I’m willing to try it and I just bought the shallot seasoning! I’ll report back.

    FYI here are the ingredients listed on the WF “Salad Chix Mock Sonoma Chef’s Case ” on Amazon. It’s literal vegan crack. I miss it so much.

    Soy Nuggets (soybean protein, soy fiber, condensed wheat protein, water, soybean oil, sea salt, vegetarian seasonings [soy amino acids, vegetable extract, and sea salt]), Sauce (water, rock sugar, wheat syrup, white and red pepper, sesame seed oil), Vegan Mayonnaise (expeller pressed canola oil, water, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seed, pea protein isolate, pea protein, potato protein, lemon juice concentrate, tamarind seed gum, natural flavor), Celery, Grapes, Pecans, Apple Cider Vinegar, Poppy Seeds, Agave Nectar, Salt, Organic White Pepper.

    • Awesome! Thanks for that info. I’ve never had that Sonoma one but now I want to try to recreate it. I never looked at the WF ingredients but just kinda went for same texture and flavor profiles, so not an exact dupe. Hope you like it! Would love to hear your thoughts!

  2. The recipe definitely changed. I noticed it a year or two ago. I donโ€™t buy it anymore. I wish I knew what meat substitute they used. Iโ€™ll give this one a try.


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