I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.
Delicious, Versatile Tofu Salad
You are going to love this tofu salad—it's a great vegetarian or even vegan recipe. It's so quick and easy to prepare, and it calls for only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Those of you who are familiar with tofu know it has a long refrigerator life if it is left unopened in its watertight pouch. Once it's opened, if you tend to it properly, it will last yet another week. To store it after it's opened, place it in a covered container, and cover the entire block of tofu with water. Drain and change the water daily.
Keep a package on hand in the refrigerator for a quick meal ingredient. Mix up a small or large batch of the salad and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge.
- 7 ounces tofu (1/2 a typical tofu cake)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (or soy mayonnaise or Vegannaise)
- 1 Tablespoon garlic finely chopped
- 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste*
- Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork until it has the lumpy appearance of cottage cheese.
- Taste it. *Depending on the mayonnaise or mayonnaise substitute you use, you may want to add another 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
- Place the salad in a pita pocket. For crunch and texture, add some or all of the following: sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes.
- Place the salad in half a papaya.
- Place the salad on a plate surrounded by tomatoes.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, you probably have already ventured in the tofu cooking world. For those of you who are not familiar with tofu, here we go:
Most comes packed in water. Pierce the package and drain the water. For this recipe, all we are going to do is pat the tofu cake dry and cut it in half.
A typical cake is 14 ounces net weight. My recipe calls for half of the block (7 ounces). Just cut the cake in half.
- It has no animal fat. No cholesterol and low saturated fat.
- It is high in protein and calcium.
- It is an economical replacement for meat, fish and other proteins.
- Nutrition Facts
See the nutritional data for tofu
© 2012 Ellen Gregory
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evcostarica on August 26, 2013:
I love this and can't wait to try it! Thanks so much!
Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on July 11, 2013:
Ohh I eat tofu all the time but never thought of using it like this. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
WriterJanis2 on November 09, 2012:
I'm so ready to try these.
happynutritionist on October 24, 2012:
I am always on the lookout for sandwich ingredients and this looks like a good one! We have tofu in the house all the time. Can't wait to try this.
yogendrachavda on October 23, 2012:
Thanks for this creative lens..
DuaneJ on October 17, 2012:
I've neve tried tofu. This is tempting.