Tofu is an excellent, easily digested plant protein made from soybean curd. It is cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat.  Tofu is a good source for B-vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, and potassium. On its own tofu has a bland flavor which makes it versatile in cooking. It will take on the flavor of the ingredients you are preparing it with. Never eat it raw; it will be hard on your digestive system. Best to purchase organic, non-GMO–it’s inexpensive. Scroll down for health benefits.

 

One pound organic tofu 1-2 TB. finely chopped parsley
2-3 TB. Vegan mayonnaise     1-2 TB. finely diced celery
Two TB. chopped dill pickles 1-2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 cp. pickle juice 1-2 tsp. dry mustard
 One TB. finely diced red onion 1-2 tsp. wheat free soy sauce or tamari

 

Directions

  1. Drop tofu into salted, boiling water for 5 minutes. This is important since uncooked tofu is very difficult to digest. Drain, squeeze out excess water and crumble into a bowl.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, mustard, turmeric and ¼ cup of juice from pickles.
  3. Chop vegetables finely.
  4. Combine all ingredients and chill.
  5. Serve on a bed of arugula, endive, romaine or a combination of all three. Goes well with quinoa and steamed kale or other hard, dark leafy greens.

 

Options

  • Fresh dill makes a nice addition.
  • Add mineral rich Dulse sea vegetable. Rinse a small handful under water; slice or tear into small pieces and add to the tofu salad.
  • Add grated carrots or any vegetable of your liking
  • Tofu is a concentrated protein, high in calcium, and contains no cholesterol. It is very difficult to digest when eaten raw. It’s important to boil it first when using in a salad recipe. I do not recommend using tofu in smoothies.
  • Use 1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt instead of tamari or soy sauce

 

Therapeutic Properties

  • Tofu is a cooling food
  • Moistens dry conditions
  • Relieves inflammation of the stomach
  • Neutralizes toxins
  • Supports colon and lung systems
  • Good for those with high blood pressure
  • Reduces heat signs accompanying heart disease

 

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