To all you healthnuts out there: If you think this tastes and has the texture of real eggsalad, you probably also think that a veggy burger tastes like the real thing. However, I really like tofu for its own sake. I love making delicious vegan food and creating vegan versions of all your old favorites, so that you’ll never feel like you’re missing out. Take the tofu out of the marinade sauce and fry it until golden brown. rotation. Add the teaspoon of cornstarch to the leftover marinade sauce and then pour it over the fried tofu and fry until thickened. Rude or insulting comments will not be accepted. Then heat a frying pan with a little sesame oil. I don't know if this is a viable alternative to egg salad - I still love me some egg salad - but it's another good choice for a sandwich filling. definitely add relish Healthy Snacks: Recipes and Tips for Easy Homemade Mini-Meals. Updated Nov 19, 2019 / Published: Nov 19, 2019 / This post may contain affiliate links. And if you like what you’re seeing here, then take a look at our vegan Greek salad and our vegan chickpea salad as well. This wasn't bad. I always use as well! Funny thing is I like tofu without its having to be disguised as something else. for flavor. Your email address will not be published. Finely mash tofu with a fork in a bowl, then let drain in a sieve set over another bowl, about 15 minutes (discard liquid). Add the soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, ground ginger, maple syrup, rice vinegar, sesame oil and hoisin sauce to a bowl or measuring jug and whisk into a sauce (leave the cornstarch until later). also some minced onion. Press the tofu for 20 minutes before you start. especially for vegetarians Also, the tofu has to be REALLY dry, so pat with paper towels or drain well with cheesecloth. Take the tofu out of the marinade and fry it until golden brown. *Spring onion is also called green onion or salad onion. Please read my. Comment Policy: Your feedback is really appreciated! I used garlic aoili instead of mayo. Liked it even though it was a little on the bland side. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "af0329e2ca4221004ce7c1150bd194f9" );document.getElementById("e264482ff7").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Hi I’m Alison Andrews! This creamy tofu ginger salad dressing pairs best with veggie sticks (as a dipping sauce), sliced tomatoes, pasta, or with crunchy leafy greens like romaine lettuce and cabbage. This was possibly the most bland and boring attempt at egg salad ever. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Threw it all away. and easy to make dish As suggested, I added less mayo, and added a little bit of sweet relish, and mostly added the seasonings to taste. It’s ideal if you use a. cut calories; I’m not vegan or a vegetarian – just looking for something different for lunch. My husband said, "You could fool people with this." Your email address will not be published. I used to make this when I was in college. also, it has a few teaspoons of prepared yellow mustard, a couple tablespoons of dill pickle relish, and a tsp of white vinegar. You should notice the tofu starting to brown on all sides.. Add the rest of the ingredients to the tofu, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. While the tofu is pressing and marinating the other salad prep can be done. Eggs are not that bad for you anyhow, folks! I like the idea more than I liked this recipe. Hi I'm Alison Andrews, I'm the voice and cook behind Loving It Vegan and the author of Simple Vegan Dinner Recipes, a digital program created so that you always know the answer to: 'What's For Dinner?' I've also It was ok. Will NEVER make this away. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some chopped chives (optional). After 30 minutes, heat a frying pan with a little sesame oil. This delicious tofu salad is packed with crispy vegetables and marinated tofu and it’s topped with a creamy tahini dressing. It makes a perfect salad for a weeknight meal with optional homemade croutons and parmesan cheese toppings… *If you’d like this salad to be gluten-free then use a gluten-free soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Looking forward to making it again. If you use a regular or soft tofu it will break up too much in the process and then when stirring it into the salad it will not hold its shape at all. I think I'll add onion or garlic powder next time. Add chopped romaine lettuce to a salad bowl followed by sliced cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 20 min. It looks gorgeous and it’s packed with good stuff and has heaps of protein from the tofu, so hey, it really can be the main event. Prepare your dressing and pour over the top and toss together. too. lunch. It's not egg salad and isn't supposed to be! The second time, I used Soynaise in place of mayonnaise and added some fresh parsley, delicious and vegan. After making this tofu salad, it does taste like egg salad, i liked it very much. Well, let’s talk about the tofu. 1 (14-oz) package firm tofu, rinsed and drained, Accompaniments: sandwich bread; lettuce leaves; sliced tomato. *Nutritional information includes the marinated tofu and all salad ingredients but excludes the tahini salad dressing. I think I'm going to make it for my carnivore boyfriend to see if he even notices the difference. Ideally if you think there will be leftovers then don’t add avocado to the salad, rather just add avocado directly to each serving. it's only got 1/2 tsp of tumeric so it's not so overwhelming. A refreshing change of pace and easy to prepare. use vegan mayo to Added cayenne pepper to taste, sliced green onions, and capers. *Prep time includes pressing the tofu and marinating for 30 minutes. Not a bad substitute for the vegans or those allergic to eggs (using soy mayo). The most helpful comments are the ones that give useful feedback for others who might make the recipe, tell about substitutions you made or adjustments you made and how it turned out, or assisting other commenters. I bumped up the limon juice too and added a teaspoonful of balsamic venigar and added a teaspoonful of cracked pepper corns. But don’t worry, we’ll go over it again here. Tag @lovingitvegan on Instagram and hashtag it #lovingitvegan. I really liked this. Will definitely make again. otherwise, the salad is quite bland. ★☆ Absolutely delicious! Find out more about me here. This is a yummy, healthy Reasonably tasty, but definitely NOT a substitute for egg salad! As many have said, I found it bland. This was very good and very believable non-egg salad egg salad. About Me →, This post may contain affiliate links. Please do us a favor and rate the recipe as well as this really helps us! The tofu puts an added element of deliciousness in this salad! This easily fed me for 2 meals. When the salad basics are assembled and your marinated tofu is cooked, simply add the tofu to the salad and pour over the dressing. It wants to be the main event! Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). Vegan Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing, Chopped spring onion (also called salad onions or green onions), Press the tofu for 20 minutes before you start. Maybe just a little turmeric for color, and some curry powder would be like curried egg salad. Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Tofu Strips This recipe pairs crispy tofu strips seasoned to perfection with creamy Caesar dressing that coats fresh kale leaves. Relish is a must- i added maybe...5tbs...but its all to taste. Creamy Tofu Salad. I like the idea of adding relish as it does need "something". Nutritional information for the salad dressing can be found on that recipe. I love making delicious vegan food and creating delicious vegan versions of all your old favorite dishes, so you can have your vegan cake and eat it too! potato masher instead will keep it on the Finally, whatever you add, if you let it sit overnight before eating, the tofu will absorb the flavors and it will taste stronger.