Posted on July 30, 2012 by
The Greenists are on vacation. Please enjoy this recycled post.
Only bloggers will understand the odd urge to photograph your lunch before you eat it so you can share with your readers. Last night, I had a half-brick of tofu left over from dinner, and decided to whip up some eggless salad. As I was sitting down to eat it just now, I thought, “Oh! I should write about this,” so I snapped a picture (the light is terrible today, so please excuse the cruddy picture) and here I am writing about my lunch, while it sits on the kitchen table waiting for me.
This isn’t any sort of formal recipe, just something I remember making as a kid. There is a slight lingering tofu taste, so if you don’t like tofu, you probably won’t love this, but it’s a super easy alternative to egg-salad — no boiling required — and a great way to use up leftover tofu.
I had the food processor out already, so I dropped the tofu in there to mash it up, but you can use a fork to mash it. Add about 1/2 a teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of dried dill, 2-3 tablespoons of canola oil mayo, and salt and pepper to taste. You can add other spices like cumin, coriander powder, or basil, if you’d like. Mix well and serve as you would traditional egg salad. I like to make it the night before, so the tofu has time to really absorb the spices.
I decided to hollow out the seeds of a tomato from our CSA bag and scoop it in there. I’ll only eat half of it today, and save the rest for lunch tomorrow, because I probably don’t need to eat half a brick of tofu in one sitting.
Okay, I’m going to eat lunch now.