Sometimes the strange is right in front of you.
If you live in a city, it’s right in front of you more often than not.
For this week’s meal prep, I had all the ingredients to make my Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad again. Except the quinoa. I swear, between the plumbing, burning food, and general forgetfulness… there is some sort of black cloud over my kitchen this week!
That cloud lifted when I had a strange (but good) idea for a substitute. Better yet, it’s high in protein… tofu!
It’s a bit different texturally speaking, but the soft tofu works against the hearty, crunchy parsley. I loved the way the lemon juice and spices soaked into this making it even more flavorful!
I followed the original recipe almost exactly, but as an afterthought added a tablespoon of nutritional yeast. Vegan cheesy tabbouleh… why not? I already jacked up the traditional version.
My tofu sub and the “cheese” add worked like a charm. And then I did what Tiggers do best.
Tofu Tabbouleh Salad
- 12 oz firm tofu, crumbled
- 1 large bunch fresh parsley, minced
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1/4 C red onion, diced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp ground garlic
In a large bowl, toss together parsley, chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, lemon juice, and seasonings.
Add the tofu crumbles to bowl and mix together. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Makes 4 servings.
Note: This stores well in the fridge for 3-4 days. It is even better on day 2 when the flavors have time to marry.
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