Friday, August 24, 2018

Foodie Friday ~ Tofu Egg/Chicken Salad

For today's Foodie Friday, I'm going to share a wonderful breakfast or lunch recipe that I came across, then tweaked it. And it's made with tofu.

Yes, I've probably lost a few readers already but, seriously. It's pretty good! Tofu doesn't really have much flavor so it takes on the flavors of what you cook it with or spice it up with.

Since I'm on a high protein/high calorie/low sodium diet, I've been trying to find new ways to get that protein into me. Meat is great, and I am surrounded by 'meat and potatoes' people, but my system is always grateful for a break a couple of times a week.

I don't even have to write a recipe out here as it's kind of a tweak-to-your-taste kind of thing.

Simply have a package of firm tofu that you mash up with a fork or you could use a food processor if you don't want the arm workout. Add a couple of healthy spoonfuls of mayo (I use Vegan mayo simply because I like the taste better but it's up to you), a spoonful of dijon mustard, garlic and salt and pepper.

From there, you'd simply add any other spices you have on hand that you prefer. I've used chicken seasoning (for a bit of chicken salad-like flavor), dill, basil, sometimes even cayenne, pepper flakes or Indian spices. Whatever you're in the mood for.

As well, I think pickles and minced onion are also great additions to give it a bit of a crunch. You
could also add in hummus or just plain tahini for more of an earthy flavor. Any way you spice it, find your favorite greens (my favorite is arugula), your favorite bread to toast (I recommend rye, whole wheat or pumpernickel), then top it off with a sliced tomato and/or your favorite cheese (garden fresh or food market tomatoes are best.

And, there you go. A simple, nutritious meal that is so good! Trust me, you'll surprise yourself.

If you try this, let me know your thoughts.

Happy eating!

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