Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Courtesy of the Blue Binder: Tofu Salad Sandwich

Nothing fancy or gourmet today, just a humble, delicious tofu salad wrap. I found this recipe for Tofu Sandwich Spread years ago on allrecipes.com, and return to it when I need something quick, easy, and filling for packed lunches.

Like Soy Surprise or Lentil Loaf, Tofu Sandwich Spread is one of those recipe titles that frighten omnivores. Stop squirming, tofu-phobes: extra-firm bean curd is no bouncier than a hard-boiled egg, and I'll bet you'd eat an egg salad sandwich. Thanks to celery, green onion, mayo, and lemon juice, this tastes like the expensive vegetarian chicken salad I used to buy at Little Lad's and Whole Foods (maybe it tastes like real chicken salad, too, but I couldn't tell you).

This basic recipe lends itself to experimentation. I like to double the celery and green onion, and use vegenaise, gluten-free soy sauce, and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Black olives make a good addition, as do shredded carrots, dijon mustard, and curry powder. I'll bet you can come up with all kinds of ways to help tofu salad sandwiches get the respect they deserve.

5 comments:

  1. I have yet to find a tofu salad that I really enjoy, but I like the way you think... Your version definitely has potential!

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  2. I can't believe this but THIS is the most amazing recipe I've ever found!!!! I always learn something new from you, Mary! I've never thought of making tofu salad this way. Now I know this will definitely be added to my favorite tofu collections!!! BTW, I have to tell you again and again that I REALLY really LOVE your writing style!!!:)

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  3. have you tried a WF/GF pastry recipe? i want to attempt a WF/GF apple pie.

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  4. Hi Meghan,

    I haven't yet tried a pie crust, but kittee at Cake Maker to the Stars posted a successful pandowdy (top crust only pie):

    http://kitteekake.blogspot.com/2009/10/devils-pandowdy-or-how-i-spent-labor.html

    I plan to play around with that recipe before Thanksgiving.

    Good luck!

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