Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Eggless Salad

Do kids like egg salad? I liked it when I was a kid. And my kids like this egg-free version. This is a great way to introduce tofu to people who don't eat it on a regular basis. Serve it on the bread of your choice--like white bread with the crusts cut off if you are headed to a pot-luck dinner in a church basement.

- 1 pkg firm or extra firm tofu, pressed
- 3 tbsp minced dill pickle
- 1 minced green onion
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp tumeric
- freshly ground pepper
- vegenaise

1. Crumble tofu with your hands into a bowl. Make it as chunky or as fine as you want.
2. Add dill pickle, onion, mustard, paprika, tumeric, and pepper. Add in enough vegenaise to get the consistency you like. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Tastes even better the next day.
Wrap up eggless salad with some shredded romaine and tomato in a small tortilla. Slice into two or three pieces and serve. Past experience has taught me that a) kids like things in tortillas, and b) kids like portions that aren't too daunting.