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Dilled Zucchini-Potato Salad Dressed with Tofu

August 10, 2012
Photo by inpatskitchen
Author Notes

A vegan, gluten free option for potato salad with garden zucchini, this one uses creamy tofu in place of mayo or sour cream. —inpatskitchen

  • Makes about 4 side servings
Ingredients
  • For the dressing
  • 10 to 12 ounces extra soft silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • For the salad
  • 1 medium zucchini cut in 3/4 inch to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4 inch to 1 inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • The dressing
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning if desired
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. For the dressing
  2. In a mini food processor or blender process all of the ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate while preparing the salad.
  1. For the salad
  2. Toss the zucchini cubes with the teaspoon of salt and place in a colander for about 45 minutes in order to drain some of the liquid from the zucchini and tenderize it a bit. After the 45 minutes, rinse well under cold water and place on paper toweling to dry.
  3. Place the potato cubes in a medium pot in cold water, bring up to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and let cool to lukewarm.
  4. Combine the zucchini, potatoes and red onion in a mixing bowl and start blending in the dressing. I normally reserve a few tablespoons of the dressing just in case the salad soaks too much of it up while chilling.
  5. Chill the salad for at least two hours and when ready to serve, taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Add a little of the reserved dressing if necessary for a creamy consistency.

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inpatskitchen

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!