Strange But Good: Tofu Tabbouleh Salad

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!

eyore

 

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!

Tofu Tabbouleh Salad recipe

 

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.

tigger

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Tofu Tabbouleh Salad

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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How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.

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I am so excited for next week.  It's my blog's 3rd anniversary and I have a full WEEK of giveaways for My Favorite Things planned!!!

Does the Eeyore cloud ever seem to get stuck over your head?

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh yum! This looks great! I’m down with anything that adds some nutritional yeast to it – I’m a sucker for the flavor.
    And I just have to add how much I love that you added an Eeyore picture to your post, since he was totally my favorite Winnie the Pooh character as a kid;)

  2. says

    I love how your #strangebutgood link up posts fit perfectly with my Friday lunch break! I had lunch with some friends last week and one of them ordered tabbouleh as their side and I tried some to see if maybe my tastes had changed but no. Parsley and me do not match. Can’t believe you’ve been blogging for 3 years! Congrats- that is a HUGE milestone and you’ve achieved so much. Making people feel less strange, one dish at a time. (That should be your new motto ;) :p)

  3. says

    i am doing the tiggers dance with you! get that cloud lifted. You’re kitchen needs to be shining bright now!!
    p.s. totally linked up to SBG in order to help decided a healthy bite flavor. yes, guilty.

  4. says

    If you lived nearby, I would have shared some quinoa with you. Used it last night when I started prepping tofu not at all as I had intended. I lost my mind but at least dinner turned out edible LOL. Love adding nutritional yeast flakes to just about anything.

  5. says

    I am wondering if the new job & all the new stuff & different schedule is just leading to some of this – maybe takes some time to get used to all the new stuff & maybe more hectic & longer hours.. sometimes leads to you acting like an older person like me! ;)

    • Laura says

      I think it’s just that time to make repairs in my condo. And the drama of that lead to distractions… alllll better now. Thank god.

  6. says

    Woo hoo! A week of giveaways, huh? Making up for forgetting the poor little bloggy’s birthday last year, huh? ;) Seriously though, can’t wait to see what you’ve got lined up! And I’m SO excited to see how big the link up is getting! Yay for spreading the strannnnnnge! Lol

    PS, thanks for linking me up chickie!

    • Laura says

      Seriously. My little bloggy way so pissed at me for forgetting.

      I’m just storing up favors for when I can’t get to WIAW to link. Bwhahahaha!

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