Better than the real thing, but does it taste like eggs? The quick answer: no. But this Eggless Salad with Indian Masala Spice will make you not care. Packed with flavor and texture, this eggless salad is unlike any other you will put on your sandwich.
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This recipe is sure to turn you on to tofu. It's light and creamy, mixed in with crunch from cucumbers, celery and the sweetness of apple. All of this is the perfect pairing for the Magic Masala Spice Mix that gets toasted and mixed in with just a hint of India to take these flavors to the next level. Will tofu ever taste like eggs? I ask you...does it have to?
What Exactly IS Tofu?
Tofu, often sold in blocks, is a low-fat, creamy, protein rich product made from soya- a fresh made soy milk . Because of its high protein and nutritional value, tofu is often included in vegetarian and vegan diets and has been eaten throughout Asia for centuries.
Tofu is made in a similar way to cheese making, where the soy milk is curdled and then pressed into a brick-like shape. It comes in different firmness from "silken" (very soft) to extra firm. I use extra firm for this recipe.
The Benefits of Eating Tofu instead of Eggs
- Tofu has ZERO cholesterol- that's 0%, compared to 186 mg in one egg
- High in phytochemicals- things that help with heart health
- High in isoflavons- protective antioxidants
- Tofu is a complete plant protein- meaning that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids
How to make Eggless Salad with Masala Spice
Here's a few tricks to make your recipe a success:
- Use a tofu press. A tofu press is an inexpensive and fantastic kitchen gadget that presses out the excess moisture in the tofu, letting the flavor shine without watering down your recipe.
- Lots of texture is the key. Make sure your celery, cucumber, and apples are cold when you chop them so that they stay crisp.
- Heat the Magic Masala Spice Mix before adding it to the mix so that it toasts the spices.
Amazing Eggless Salad with Indian Masala Spice
- Place the tofu in a tofu press to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Set aside.
- While the tofu is draining, place the Magic Masala into a small sauté pan and cook over medium-low heat just enough to toast the spices and release the flavors (approximately 1 minute). Turn off heat and set aside.
- Chop the celery, cucumber, apple, and red onion into small ¼" pieces
- Place the pressed tofu in a mixing bowl and mash it with a fork until there are no large pieces left. It should have the approximate texture of slightly chunky scrambled egg.
- Add the salt, chopped vegetables, masala spice mix, mayo and lemon.
- Stir well until all of the ingredients are well combined.
- Store chilled in an airtight container.