Tofu "Egg" Salad

Tofu "Egg" Salad
Drew Thomas

Holiday comfort foods do not have to be fattening or inhumane! Enjoy this vegan friendly recipe. 

6
Servings
162
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*The secret to making this feel like real egg salad is the texture of the tofu which requires getting as much water out of it as possible.
**The secret to the "eggy" taste is a salt called Black Salt. It has a high sulfur content and tastes and smells like eggs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg extra firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp celery, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp green olives, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickles, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2-1 tsp Black salt**
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Directions

Slice tofu in half lengthwise as evenly as possible and place on a doubled over kitchen towel.  Place a second doubled over kitchen towel on top.  Place a heavy cutting board on top and place several heavy cans or cookbooks on top of that.  This will press the water out of the tofu and ready it to absorb the other flavors and give it a drier texture.  Leave the tofu to press as long as possible.  30 minutes to 2 hours.

Mix all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.  Crumble pressed tofu into the sauce and gently fold.  You want to keep some slightly larger chunks. Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
 

Tofu Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Tofu Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
0.7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Protein
11g
23%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
1µg
22%
Vitamin B6
2mg
83%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.4%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.1%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
391mg
39%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Folic acid
40µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
51mg
13%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
124mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
178mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
2mg
99%
Sodium
313mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
2mg
10%