Tofu Salad in a Jar

Mar 6, 2021 | Recipes, Salads

A Message From Our Nutritionist

Tired of boring sandwiches for lunch?  Here’s a great make-ahead, grab and go lunch.  This can be prepared on Sunday and eaten throughout the week without getting soggy.

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: N/A

Portions: 5-6 ppl

Ingredients

DRESSING INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp honey
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp pepper   
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves minced fresh garlic

SALAD INGREDIENTS (in order from bottom of jar to top)

  • 2 Tbsp dressing (for each pint sized mason jar)
  • Extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Sprouts (any fresh sprouts like alfalfa, pea, broccoli, etc)
  • Sunflower seeds (shelled)
  • Flat Leaf parsley, minced
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped

Directions

*Be sure to wash all produce before use

  1. To make dressing: Blend all ingredients together. Dressing keeps for 1 week refrigerated.
  2. To remove the liquid from the tofu press tofu firmly with a heavy weighted object, like a cast iron pan.  Wrap tofu in a paper towel or dish towel to absorb water.
  3. Layer salad ingredients in order of ingredients above (starting with dressing on the bottom and finishing with the lettuce on top) 
  4. Seal and Refrigerate for up to 4 days. 

Requires 5-6 pint sized Mason jars with lids.

 

    NUTRITIONIST’S TIP:
    Tofu can be used directly from the package or can be roasted/pan fried with a little bit of olive oil (my preference).  Tempeh would also be a suitable sub for tofu.

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