Tofu Egg Saladby Lisa Apfelberg
A perfect sandwich for a picnic... or just a quick and easy lunch! This egg salad is made out of tofu instead of eggs. It's also great on top of a bagel or a salad.
1 16-ounce block medium firm tofu, drained
4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (may add more if you desire more creamy)
1 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 rib celery, finely sliced
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¾ teaspoon kala namak or black salt
¼ teaspoon turmeric for yellow color (and health properties)
Black pepper to taste
- Once tofu is dry (you can drain the water by using a tofu press – or make one using two cutting boards and a cookbook for weight – for about 30 minutes), cut it into small squares. *Note that some people prefer to cut half into small squares and mash the other half as a way to mimic egg based egg salad more but we prefer to chop all of it into small pieces.
- Finely slice the celery
- In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and then add the chopped tofu and celery and mix together well.
- Add to top a lettuce salad or make sandwiches with your favorite bread.
- Serve with gluten-free bread if needed.