Tofu "Egg" Salad

By • September 21, 2010 • 12 Comments

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Author Notes: Cooking with tofu is great because it can take on just about any flavor/seasoning. nannydeb

Serves 2

  • 1 block "lite" firm tofu (mine was 12.3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon celery and celery leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  1. Tofu is packed in water which you should remove for a better consistency and to better soak up the flavoring. Remove it from the packaging and wrap the block of tofu in a cheesecloth or paper towels and place it on a plate with a plate or skillet on top of it to squish out some of the liquid. You may have to change out the paper towels and replace them at least once. Let it sit for 15 - 20 minutes or, if you plan ahead you can let it sit overnight in the fridge to remove more water.
  2. Once the water has been removed, crumble the tofu into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the tofu mixture into two sandwiches and serve.
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6 days ago aunt conni

The recipe doesn't call for cooking anything. I make a vegan eggless egg salad but with homemade (eggless and oil-less) mayo.

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over 1 year ago Alrack21

SO good!! I made this for lunch today, I loved it! Very excited to find a new, good recipe :)

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about 2 years ago HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

Looks like the Eggless Egg Salad that Trader Joe's use to carry, that I totally loved. I'm very excited about making this recipe.

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about 2 years ago savorthis

How interesting! I make a version of this all the time (with the turmeric and mustard and mayo), but I have never cooked it or added nutritional yeast (which I use quite a bit in nut creams). I bet those are great modifications.

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almost 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Today I am eating this on salad greens with some Bubbies bread and butters thrown in - yum!

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almost 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I just ate this for lunch. I didn't even let it cool down much, had it warm on wheat - it is SO GOOD! I may never eat eggy egg salad again! ps I added extra onions because that's how I roll

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almost 4 years ago jstew52

Been dabbling with going vegan. This sounds really appealing. Have all the ingredients except the tofu, wouldn't you know it!

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almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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This sounds great!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What does the nutritional yeast do in this recipe? I've never used it before. Thanks.

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about 4 years ago nannydeb

Nutritional yeast adds a rich flavor. I also put it on popcorn and in soups. My sister uses it to make a sauce for potatoes too that's very tasty.

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks.

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

need to buy nutritional yeast then I am making this ... been waiting for this recipe!!!! Thanks!