Monday, August 27, 2012

Classic Tofu Salad Sandwich

Here is a really simple way to remake the egg salad sandwich.  I simply subbed the tofu for the eggs and used all the familiar ingredients like I did in the old days.  We have this sandwich several times a year, and it's a great dinner to make when you don't have much time.  I've been making this for sooooo long, and it's still good every time.  Served with greens on the side, it makes for a healthy lunch or dinner.


Classic Tofu Salad Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 12-14 oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, water-packed, drained
1 cup of vegenaise
2 Tbs. yellow mustard
1 Tbs. dill pickle relish
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mash the tofu with a masher or fork.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the bread.  Stir well.  It should be creamy but spreadable, not runny.  Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.  Chill if you have time, or if not, serve immediately.  It's good either way.  Spread on a slice of bread and top with another piece.  It's that simple!  Feeds five hungry vegans.

24 comments:

  1. I make this too...I add sweet red peppers to mine...so yummy :)

    Have a great day

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  2. Hey, what kind of bread do you use? I've been looking for a vegan alternative?

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  3. Classic! It's been a long time since I've had or made the stuff. Happy to see the greens on the side too.

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  4. Monkey Man, I'll have to give the red peppers a try sometime. :-) As far as bread, there are so many options. I make a lot of my own bread, but most sourdough works. The bread in this picture is rye. Natural food departments in mainstream grocery stores offer vegan bread, as well as stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Good luck!

    FF, I knew you'd like those greens! It's good to post a classic every now and then.

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    1. we have a whole foods opening this fall in jungle town...I will be on the look out for the vegan bread section...thank you :)

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  5. Wow! A whole cup of Vegenaisse?! Maybe this is the reason I've never successfully made Tofu Salad -- lack of Vegenaisse.

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  6. Monkey Man, they're not necessarily separate sections, but they have plenty of vegan bread choices within their regular bread departments.

    SV, vegenaise solves so many menu problems. This is just one of many.

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    1. vegenaise solves so many of LIFE'S problems

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  7. How much does this taste like egg salad? I have yet to use tofu as egg, and i am tempted because I miss eggs so much.

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  8. Nellie, well, it's not going to be an exact match. But, the tofu takes on the flavors of the food it's mixed with, and the texture is similar. I've heard of people using black salt added to their tofu to make it taste more like eggs, but I haven't tried it yet. I never liked eggs, so I wasn't after an exact replication. I think you'll like this.

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  9. oooh sounds so delicious. a good sandwich is so comforting!

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  10. Shen and I have long discussed our inability to makes a proper eggless egg salad. I am going to have to try it your way!

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  11. gfht, I agree. I love sandwiches.

    Ingrid, I've heard, ha ha. This is such a simple recipe. I don't know how it compares to store-bought versions, but it works for us.

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  12. I made something like this today for lunch. Instead of Veganese I used the Cashew Miso Mayo from Appetite for Reduction and I added just the smallest pinch of black salt to give it an 'eggy' flavor.

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  13. Nicole, that sounds fantastic. :-)

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  14. It sounds a bit odd, but I love a couple of pinches of caraway seeds in my eggless egg sandwiches!

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  15. Joey, that doesn't sound odd. I think it would add just the right amount of bite.

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  16. I love egg salad so I made a similar version of this during the 1 1/2 years that I ate a strictly vegan diet and enjoyed it very much. I added some finely chopped sweet onion, or green onion, and sprinkled it with a dusting of paprika (sometimes the smoked paprika for a variation).

    While it doesn’t taste exactly like eggs, it’s a great substitute so I do think Nellie would like your recipe.

    I can only handle a small amount of tofu (soy and I don’t get along well) but this was one of my favorite ways to have tofu.

    One of my absolute favorite vegan breads is Dave’s Killer Bread. His entire line is vegan and really delicious. Costco carries it and so do many grocery stores in the natural section.

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  17. Susan, your variations sound good. I think Nellie will like it too. :-) I've never heard of Dave's Killer Bread, and I shop at Costco. I wonder if it's regional? I'll have to make sure I look for it next time I'm there.

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  18. This looks SO good, my husband always talks about back when he first went vegan he had some kind of premade "egg" salad that he LOVED and could never find. He will ADORE this recipe. :)

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  19. Cool, it looks like egg mayo salad, must try :-).

    Ciao
    Alessandra
    http://alessandra-veganblog.blogspot.co.nz

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  20. Hey, CV Mom, I'm so glad I could help! This is such an easy recipe to make.

    Alessandra, yes!

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  21. My mouth is watering! Literally! I've been wondering about making 'egg' mayonnaise with tofu instead of mashed chickpeas (which is what I usually use) and it obviously works. I'll be trying this very soon!

    Penny

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  22. Hey, Penny! Good to see you again! Give this sandwich a try, for sure. :-)

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