BRYANNA'S NEW AND IMPROVED EGGLESS "EGG SALAD"
Yield: 3 cups
This is delicious not only on sandwiches, but on crackers and celery sticks. It is also good in stuffed small tomatoes or wide strips of raw bell pepper.
18.45 oz. (1 1/2 boxes) extra-firm silken tofu
2/3 cup vegan mayonnaise (I use my Low-fat Eggless Mayonnaise, but you can use Reduced-Fat Veganaise or Spectrum Naturals Eggless, Vegan Light Canola Mayonnaise instead)
1 green onion, finely-minced
1 stalk celery, finely-minced
1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup hand-chopped red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed OR 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh dillweed
OR whatever herbs and seasonings take your fancy!
Open and drain the tofu. Crumbe 1 box of tofu (12.3 ounces) into a bowl and mash coarsely with a fork. Cut the remaining tofu into 1/4" cubes and set aside.
Add the remaining ingredients (EXCEPT for the tofu cubes) to the mashed tofu and fold until well-combined. Fold in the tofu cubes and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate. The mixture firms up when chilled.
Nutrition Facts (using my homemade Low-fat Eggless Mayonnaise):
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 52.5 calories; 43% calories from fat; 2.6g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 233.9mg sodium; 128.8mg potassium; 3.5g carbohydrates; 0.6g fiber; 1.1g sugar; 2.8g net carbs; 4.2g protein; 1.1 points.
Nutrition Facts Using Reduced-Fat Vegenaise:
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 73.0 calories; 63% calories from fat; 5.5g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 231.3mg sodium; 118.4mg potassium; 3.2g carbohydrates; 0.5g fiber; 1.1g sugar; 2.7g net carbs; 3.9g protein; 1.8 points.
Nutrition Facts using Spectrum Naturals Eggless, Vegan Light Canola Mayo:
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 63.8 calories; 57% calories from fat; 4.1g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 203.8mg sodium; 118.4mg potassium; 3.2g carbohydrates; 0.5g fiber; 1.1g sugar; 2.7g net carbs; 3.9g protein; 1.5 points.