Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tomato and Tofu Salad

I wish I could come up with a more imaginative name for this dish because it is way tastier than the title suggests. We are finally getting ripe cherry tomatoes out of the garden and this simple salad is a perfect way to enjoy their sweet flavour.

INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 block extra firm tofu, cut into small cubes and dabbed dry
- 1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 15 cherry tomatoes (or so), halved or quartered
- 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
- 1 tsp basil (or some chopped fresh basil)
- salt and pepper to taste

METHOD
1. Place tofu in a bowl with shallots, then add oil, lemon juice, and vinegar. Let marinate for 30 min or so. Add tomatoes and herbs, and season to taste. Mix well and serve.

16 comments:

Lisa G/K said...

A good name might be
"T-N-T"!!

(I actually borrowed that from one of my favorite drinks: Tanqueray & Tonic"!)

Everything looks yummy!

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

This looks totally good. I just posted a tomato recipe as well, but I would love to add this one to my repetoir!

caitlin said...

You could call it a "not so caprese salad" oddly similar but not quite there. perfect summer dish, we will give it a try.

Amy said...

Simple and good!

Kristen M. said...

This looks like Caprese (I think that's how you spell it) salad but instead of tofu it is usally made with mozarella...finally a good recipe to substitute the icky ingredient for a good one...can't wait to try it out! Thanks!

jeanne said...

yummy....taste as delicious as it looks. Thanks for the recipe

Bianca said...

I think tomato tofu salad is a fine name! It's straight and to the point and it looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

A possible name could be "ensalata caprese". I made this wonderful salad today, and that is exactly what it reminds me of.

Charley said...

Would you call it a caprese salad?

Anonymous said...

or possible tofu ensalata caprese

Vegan Epicurean said...

Wow, this looks good and seriously healthy. I love the fact that it is low in processed fat (oil) but high in flavorful ingredients.

Thanks for sharing.

Northern Vegan said...

great photo!

Girl on Raw said...

Wowsers, this is a great way to remind me of my recent trip to Rome. I loved the tomatoes so much there I am sure I will be a little disappointed with the lack of variety and flavour the ones I get here have. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to making it :D

Indy Ann said...

This looks great! I just discovered your blog and I hope to use it to give my family an intro to veganism. I have been vegan in a carnivorous family off and on for a few years now, and always get discouraged after a few months of making two meals. I'll try looking to your blog for inspiration. Thanks!

V said...

I'm going to try this out with some home-grown tomatoes from the garden. What a perfect end of summer recipe! Thanks, Vegan Dad! :)

- Vanessa
http://asliceofretailheaven.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Made this as part of a vegan meal for guests over the weekend and it was a big hit.