During the summer months it gets very hot here in Florida, I mean intensely hot that some days I don’t want to take long in the kitchen preparing my meals, so hearty salads are my go-to. They are also great to pack for school or work lunches. You can prepare the tofu ahead and keep refrigerated in a container with a tight-fitting lid or storage bag.

I make them loaded with fresh vegetables and then I serve them alone or with a tortilla as a hearty vegan wrap, add over Steamed Brown Rice and serve as vegan rice-bowl, or with Quinoa, fries or tortilla chips tossed with a creamy homemade salad dressing. Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing, or my are my go-to. 

Cajun Tofu Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • Tofu
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Cajun/Creole Seasoning
  • Avocado oil 
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Olives
  • Red Onion
  • Green Onion

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How To Make Cajun Tofu Salad Recipe?

Prepare And Cook Tofu

  1. The Cajun tofu is easy to prepare, use extra-firm or super-firm tofu. Remove tofu from the package and discard the liquid.
  2. Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel or paper towel and place it on a plate. Place heavy objects on the top of the tofu. You can use a cast-iron skillet, a stack of books, or cutting board.
  3. Wait 20 minutes, flip over, and wait another 20 minutes.
  4. Slice tofu into 1-inch cubes. 
  5. Place tofu in a bowl and toss with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and Cajun or Creole seasoning. 
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add seasoned tofu and cook until all sides are golden brown and crisp. You might need extra oil. Remove from the heat and set aside. 

Assemble Salad

Place chopped lettuce in a bowl, arrange tomato, avocado, artichoke hearts, olives, red onion, green onion, and tofu cubes. Drizzle with or your favorite salad dressing and serve immediately.

Other Vegan Summer Salads To Prepare

  1.  
  2. Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
  3. Black-Eyed Pea Salad
  4. Vegan Green Salad
  5. Southwestern Tofu Salad

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Cajun Tofu Salad Recipe

This Cajun Tofu Salad is the perfect summer salad recipe that is full of flavor and easy to prepare. It is a hearty vegan salad that is bursting with flavors of Cajun seasoned tofu, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, marinated artichokes, avocado, and olives.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun tofu salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 314kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Cajun Tofu

  • 1 block tofu pressed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun/Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or your favorite oil for cooking

Salad Ingredients

  • 1/2 head lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into halves
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts , (I used marinated version)
  • 1/2 cup olive slices
  • 1/2 cup red onion cut into slices
  • 2 stalks green onions cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island Dressing

Instructions

To Prepare The Cajun Tofu

  • Remove tofu from the package and discard the liquid. Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel or paper towel and place it on a plate.
  • Place heavy objects on the top of the tofu. You can use a cast-iron skillet, a stack of books, or cutting board. Wait 20 minutes, flip over, and wait another 20 minutes.
  • Slice tofu into 1 or 2-inch cubes.
  • Place tofu in a bowl and toss with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and Cajun or Creole seasoning.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add seasoned tofu and cook until all sides are golden brown and crisp. You might need extra oil. Remove from the heat and set

To Assemble The Salad

  • Place chopped lettuce in a bowl, arrange tomato, avocado, artichoke hearts, olives, red onion, green onion, and tofu cubes.
  • Drizzle with your favorite salad dressing and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1298IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 2mg