Tofu Greek Salad

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As you might know from a previous recipe we posted, dairy is an issue for me.

And one salad that I really enjoy is Greek Salad.

The flavours and combination of ingredients is one of my favourites. But one ingredient is a challenge and that is the Feta Cheese.

Tofu is something that many people who follow a plant based diet use a lot yet it can be quite “boring” to cook with. It doesn’t have much flavour unless you buy a flavoured variety but that often comes with loads of other “added” things.

Yet once you get the hang of it, it is a pretty versatile ingredient and can be used in many different ways.

So we put together this recipe for our favourite salad, using tofu instead of the typical feta cheese.

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When using tofu, it’s a good idea to make sure you “press” as much of the fluid out of it as possible – this just makes it easier to cook with (depending on what you’re making) and stops it from breaking apart so easily. We do this by putting it in a large bowl, placing a saucer over it and balancing something heavy on top of it.

Why not give it a go ? You might be pleasantly surprised.

Ingredients for Dressing

3 tsp dried oregano

1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed

1 small handful fresh mint leaves

50ml lemon juice

50ml olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

Ingredients for Salad

½ Block Tofu, pressed and diced

1 small red onion, halved and finely sliced

1 small cucumber, peeled and diced

225g cherry tomatoes, halved

10 black olives, pitted and halved

Salad Greens or Fresh Baby Spinach

Putting it Together

To make the dressing, simply place all ingredients in a small container and blend with a hand held blender. You can also do this in the nutribullet.

Place the diced tofu and sliced red onion into a bowl and pour over the blended dressing. Gently toss so that everything is coated in the dressing and set aside for about 30 minutes so that the tofu and onions marinade together.

Once the tofu and onions are marinated, add the remaining ingredients, toss gently and season to taste.

Serve with salad greens or some fresh baby spinach for a delicious side salad.

 

 

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