Saturday, May 21, 2011

Battle of the Tofu Salad

My apartment is stifling and the thought of cooking anything at the moment really just wasn't happening. So I did a switch instead of making curry and made a tofu salad from my cookbook of the week, Vegan with a Vengeance. This is not the first time I have made a tofu salad. The last one I tried came from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. My best surprise with tofu salad is that it is a great example of how tofu can be combined with other things and really not taste like tofu.

Both of the salads are great, easy to make and filling. I think it really just depends on what ingredients you have and what your taste preference is. If you like a fresh, simple tart salad Isa Chandra Moskowitz's salad is the way to go. If you like pickle and salt, go with Alicia Silverstone's version.

To see Alicia's recipe - Click Here...Isa's recipe, see below:

Tofu Salad Sammiches
  • 1 block of firm tofu, pressed
  • 3 Tbsp Vegenaise
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of fresh dill
  • 3 Tbsp Onion (I used shallots)
  • Bread and sammich fixings
First press your tofu and then crumble into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the sammich fixings) and mix really well. Put it in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes or so and then serve on fresh bread or on iceberg or romaine lettuce.

Easiest recipe ever. Much easier than Alicia's, but I really wish this had some other ingredients like pickle or capers. I think then it would be amazing.

Try it for yourself and see what you think. It takes no time to make and no stove or oven. Cheers to that!

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