Marinated Tofu Salad is made of small cubes of tofu that have been marinated in a homemade Greek flavored salad dressing. This high protein vegan salad is so full of flavor that you may have trouble convincing some that it is actually tofu they are eating!
This recipe came to me by way of a church camp meeting I attended years ago. At this camp meeting there was a class on healthy eating and they made this particular tofu marinade recipe in that class. I fell in love with it and have made it often since.
I love everything about this marinade and this salad. You basically marinate the tofu, then assemble the salad with whatever veggies you may have on hand. Often times we will use cucumber, which is probably my favorite, but I didn’t have any when I made the recipe for this post.
However, the marinade recipe will always remain the same! The one thing you will want to do is make sure you have pressed your tofu well before you cube it to marinate it. You want to be sure you have gotten all the water out.
I always cut my block in half to make it thinner, then I weight it down between a good thickness of paper towels. When it comes to weighing it down, I use one of my heavier dinner plates.
You want to let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes. I usually let it go overnight.
I actually crave this tofu so much, I could eat just the tofu out of a bowl! When it comes down to it, Grumpy refuses to try the tofu. I did get the “young” lawyer at the office to try it. He made a little bit of face, but said it wasn’t awful, kind of reminded him of cheese. I wonder if I had not told him it was tofu if his reaction would have been the same?
If you’re a tofu fan, then this is a must try recipe. If you’re not a tofu fan, then I think this is a good starter recipe to try. I feel the marinade makes this tofu take on a flavor of cheese, similar to mozzarella. If you do try it, I would love to have you come back and let me know what you thought!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano or 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 lb. cubed firm tofu
- Veggies I used:
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Red Onion
- Mix together olive oil thru salt. Pour over top of cubed tofu and let sit in refrigerator up to 30 minutes or longer.
- To assemble salad, use your choice of veggies and layer on a plate or in a bowl. Top with about 1/3 cup tofu mixture.
Some of our other favorite tofu recipes include:
MARINATED TOFU SALAD – PIN IT!