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Published on February 6th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

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Vegan Recipe: Tasty Tofu Salad with Artichokes and Olives

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Try this easy Greek-style salad on wraps or pita sandwiches, for fast-yet-indulgent lunch-box fare!

Ingredients

  • 14-oz. carton extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 12-oz. jar marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 4-oz. jar diced roasted red bell peppers (pimientos), drained
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast, recommended but optional
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional, to taste
  • Fresh salad greens and pita bread, optional, for serving

Directions

Chop pressed tofu into 1/2″ – 1″ cubes. Toss well with lemon juice, olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, and salt. Gently stir in pimientos, chopped artichokes, and olives. Add red pepper flakes and adjust salt to taste.

Serve immediately if desired; but let chill at least 1 hour for best flavor.

For delicious pita sandwiches: toast pita bread lightly, then stuff well with tofu salad plus some fresh spinach, sprouts, massaged kale, or other greens. Enjoy!

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  • http://glueandglitter.com/main Becky Striepe

    This looks so good! My instinct with tofu salad is always to up the nooch – do you think a couple of tablespoons or more would still be OK? I like the cheesiness and the B12!

    • http://www.faunahope.org Tanya Sitton

      I say go with your instincts!

      Usually with feta-style tofu, I like a bit less nooch; but that’s just my preference. Try it, and report back! :-)

  • http://www.stitchesandstringtheory.tumblr.com Rachel Sandler

    This is perfect! I’ve been looking for a tasty, healthy tofu salad recipe. This will even help me get rid of the olives in my fridge. How many servings does this make? Any idea as to the nutrition facts? Thanks!

    • http://www.faunahope.org Tanya Sitton

      Yay! … Number of servings sort of depend on how you serve it — with the pita rounds we used for sammies this week, and salad portions to accommodate generous amounts of greens stuffed in there too, it was in the neighborhood of 4-6 servings. As far as nutritional content goes, this site might help: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp … Hope that’s helpful info, and hope you like it! :-)

  • Terri Cole

    This looks fantastic! How many red peppers should I use if I’m roasting my own? (I just bought a bag of 6 from Costco)

    • http://www.progressivekitch.com Tanya Sitton

      About 1 roasted pepper should do it. :)

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