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Spicy Tofu Salad, Vegan
December 10, 2022, 2:39 pm
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I have been making this tofu sald since I lived in a spiritual community in Tennessee. With many permutations over the past  542 years ,the following is now the recipe I use. It is great with Texas corn chips, salted or unsalted, but also good on a sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes. It is my son Max’s favorite tofu salad. Feel free ot make your own adjustments.


  • 2 pounds of tofu
  • 3 TBSP of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of dried Basil
  • 1 tsp of dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1/8 tsp of cayenne or more to your taste
  • 1 TBSP Tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of onion powder, freshley ground from dried onion
  • 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP of lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP of yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp of dried Parsley or 4 TBSP of fresh


  1. Drain both blocks of tofu for about 15 mintues and pure off water.
  2. Crumble first block of tofu with your hands in a bowl.
  3. Add all ingredients on top of ccrumbled first block.
  4. Mix with a fork.
  5. Add a second block of tofu, crumbled and mix until you get a uniform color.
  6. Refrigerate for an hour so spices can meld, overnight is even better.