Tofu Egg Salad.
1 block firm Panda Brand tofu, drained
1/3 cup mayonnaise (use Vegenaise for a vegan version)
1/3 cup sweet relish
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 stalk celery, diced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp mustard
dash paprika for garnish (optional)
In a medium-sized bowl, mash the tofu with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined. Sprinkle with paprika for garnish, if desired.
Serve on bread with lettuce for an "egg" salad sandwich, or spread on crackers for a casual hors d'ouerves.
Miso Soup With Tofu
4 cups water
1/3 cup miso
3 green onions (scallions), chopped
1 tbsp shredded nori OR wakame (seaweed)
1/2 block firm Panda Brand tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes
dash soy sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
Bring water to a slow simmer and add seaweed. Allow to simmer at least 5-6 minutes. The longer you simmer the seaweed, the less of a salty fishy flavor it will have.
Reduce heat to very low and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until miso is well dissolved. Its best not to boil the miso, as this will ruin some of it's healthy properties as well as change the flavor of the soup. Makes 4 servings.
Vegetarian Barbecue Tofu Salad
1 block Pand Brand firm tofu
1/2 cup corn
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Combine the tofu, corn, pepper and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
In separate small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour this dressing over the tofu mixture and toss gently to combine. Serve chilled.
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 block Panda Brand firm tofu, drained and pressed
2 tbsp oil or margarine
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp turmeric (optional)
Slice the tofu into approximately one inch cubes. Then, using either your hands or a fork, crumble it slightly.
Sautee onion, pepper and crumbled tofu in oil for 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium and allow to cook 5-7 more minutes, stirring frequently and adding more oil if needed.
Wrap in a warmed flour tortilla with a bit of salsa for a breakfast burrito or top with soy or dairy cheese. Serves two.