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.