That’s the Way the Tofu Crumbles

I thought about entitling this “When Your Tofu Crumbles, Make Egg(less) Salad”, but I didn’t think it was quite as catchy.

Eggless Salad

Catchy or not, it is what I ended up making for dinner last night. And it definitely was tasty!

You see, Tuesday night, I was a bit rushed. We were going to watch the local high school basketball game, but I also wanted to get to the Y after school. I had gotten home from the Y, and I was trying to get dinner in the oven quickly, so I could grab a quick shower. As a result, I didn’t press my tofu for as long as I should have. So when I began cutting it into chunks for baking, it crumbled into a pile of…well… a pile of tofu. I knew there was no salvaging it, so I did what any other impatient, starving, and desperate person would do.

I baled.

So here you have it...roasted veggies on kale with a side of quinoa and topped with "Crack Sauce". tofu.
So here you have it…roasted veggies on kale and topped with “Crack Sauce”. Sadly…no baked tofu.

Hey tofu…

Tofu crumbles
tofu crumbles

what do I do with you now?

Well, that night I didn’t do anything other than cover it up tight and throw it in the fridge.

The next night I was faced with the reality of figuring out what to do with it. I had just made a tofu scramble, so I wasn’t really feeling that.

Then I became inspired.

I always have some veggies on hand!
Special Sauce
I mixed up a little magic sauce.
Eggless Salad
And threw everything together. Eggless Salad!
Dinner is served!

Eggless Salad

(adapted from a recipe by Kathy Patalsky of

(serves many…lots of leftovers)

1 package extra firm tofu, crumbled

1/2 c. celery, chopped

1/2 c. carrots, chopped

1/4 c. onions, chopped

1/2 c. vegan mayo (I used Earth Balance brand BUT I much prefer Veganaise.)

1/4 c. dijon mustard

1 t. turmeric

1 t. celery seed

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. organic raw blue agave

2 T. apple cider vinegar

3 T. nutritional yeast

Combine mayo and mustard. Whisk in turmeric, celery seed, garlic powder, agave, apple cider and vinegar. Pour on top of tofu crumbles and combine. Add chopped veggies. Stir. Finally, add nutritional yeast. And stir. Serve in wraps, on toast, or throw on top of leafy greens for a salad.



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