Meatless Monday — Tofu Egg Salad

Nov, 04, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone!

I love Mondays and have no anxiety about a new week. I just love the fresh start, I guess. However, Monday is my crazy day because I have tons of work, due to a deadline and my daughter’s having ballet class in the afternoon. With that, life ends up being more stressful than usual. In times like those, it is so easy to skip a meal or eat something not so healthful. This is why I love today’s recipe for eggless egg salad. Made with tofu, preparation is fast, and it can be made in advance. So I keep it accessible in the fridge for a fast but healthy lunch. I love eating it between two slices of rustic bread, with tons of veggies and sprouts or in a whole wheat pita.

I think tofu has a bad reputation for strange texture and taste. I love tofu and handled the right ways, it’s super taste and will absorb much flavoring. The secret is to make sure to drain all soaking liquid before cooking with it. Below I explain how to do that. Tofu is great meat substitute because it is high in protein, low in fat, and very low in saturated fat.

  • 1 container fresh extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaisetofu eggsalad
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder or use 3/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. diced celery
  • 1 Tbsp. minced pickles
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. yellow curry powder
  1. Drain the tofu block by wrapping it up in a terry kitchen towel for at least 2 hours.
  2. Mash the tofu with the back of a fork until crumbled.
  3. Combine all the reminding ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
  4. Stir in the tofu and chill in fridge for at least one hour before serving.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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