Not-feta salad! It’s vegan!!!

Not-feta salad! πŸ™‚ It’s vegan!!! πŸ™‚

I’m so busy and don’t have time to write much but I just HAD to share this with you! This is just amazing! When I was on the plane to Istanbul last month the girl I sat next to shared this great tip with me πŸ™‚ (I know! …Β how amazing that she had vegan tips)! What do you do? Press some firm tofu to extract the water, cube it into chunks, whisk up a marinade and leave it covered overnight (if you can wait that long)! This doesn’t need to go in the fridge as that would cause the olive oil to harden – leave somewhere not too warm though whilst marinating! and enjoy! πŸ™‚ Once it’s done marinating you can store in the fridge and just let it come to room temperature before eating (or not)! πŸ™‚ You can of course mix up the spices but the base of my version of this fantasticΒ recipe is:

  • 220g firm tofu (pressed to remove liquid makes around 200g)
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon Juice
  • 35ml olive oil (can be reduced if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic (don’t be generous unless you love garlic!)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (can be eliminated if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

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Add it to salads, put it in a wrap, try it on pizza, have it with pasta… SO many yummy ideas with this one! πŸ™‚ I know I said I didn’t have time to party for the next few weeks months! but I want to share this with Angie at her Fiesta Friday and also at the plant based Potluck Party πŸ™‚

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  • Gluten Free A-Z 8th May 2015 at 18:53

    What a great idea! I love the way it’s marinated and can be used in so many different ways! Thanks for sharing

  • carolinescookingblog 8th May 2015 at 20:30

    Sounds a great way to get some tasty flavors into some tofu (which I’m afraid for me is generally needed!) And then it becomes a nice versatile ingredient with a great flavor (and you can use it in my empanadas!). Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

    • Life Diet Health 9th May 2015 at 21:41

      Hello Caroline πŸ™‚ It’s definitely going in your empanadas! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yes, tofu is one of those things which needs flavour adding to it – this is perfect for that as I would never have dreamt of eating tofu without cooking it!

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 8th May 2015 at 21:10

    I love the versatility of tofu. You can literally put it in any dish and prepare it in every way! I used to love eating feta prepared and marinated like this, but for some weird reason, it never occurred to me to try this with tofu! It must be super yummy! πŸ™‚

    • Life Diet Health 9th May 2015 at 21:45

      Milica it is super yummy and tofu is (and has been) used in all sorts of my recipes! Ooo… note to self to post my fritters!!! πŸ™‚ How about raw tofu?

  • 9th May 2015 at 18:09

    The looks interesting. I’ll give it a try. You need a Pinterest button ma’am. Or did I miss it?

    • Life Diet Health 9th May 2015 at 21:49

      Hello Tracy and welcome to Life Diet Health πŸ™‚ I need lots of things… Pinterest being one of them! Time is another thing I need but am seriously lacking for a few months! πŸ™ This is quick and easy though and interesting in a fantastic way (I’d never have thought to try it), let me know how you get on with it. Thank you!

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th May 2015 at 11:45

    Mmmmm, fritters… sounds amazing! I know nothing about raw tofu! πŸ˜€ When we decided to go raw, we said our goodbyes to soy-based products. Smoked tofu with herbs was our favorite and one of the last things we excluded πŸ™‚

    • Life Diet Health 10th May 2015 at 20:35

      Smoked tofu with herbs sounds yummy Milica πŸ™‚ When I stop being so busy I might look into raw tofu…

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      πŸ™‚ Thanks for featuring me πŸ™‚ (can you update your post to say ‘Life Diet Health’ please.. that confused me)! πŸ™‚

  • Deborah Smikle-Davis (@debsmikdav1) 14th May 2015 at 16:23

    Your detailed slide show made this recipe so easy to follow. I can’t wait to try it! I am a big fan of tofu and salads so I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delectable Not Feta Salad with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing.

    • Life Diet Health 14th May 2015 at 18:34

      Thanks Deborah. This is a great food to keep a bowl of in the fridge… pick at it, put it in sandwiches, add to stir fries, top crackers with it, try it with pasta, on pizza, so many recipes this can be added to! πŸ™‚ I love your potluck party so many yummy ideas πŸ™‚ Thanks for featuring my not-feta salad this week πŸ™‚ and for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Sophie33 3rd June 2015 at 09:56

    What a genius culinary nice tofu idea! xxxx

    • Life Diet Health 4th June 2015 at 23:51

      Sophie this is truly fantastic… I must make some more (again)! πŸ™‚

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