Cajun Tofu Salad Recipe

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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.

Cajun Tofu Salad Recipe

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

Prepped Cajun tofu salad ingredients on a round wooden cutting board, avocado slices, olives, tomato, lettuce, onion, lime slices

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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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 123 kcal / 514 kJ
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 10 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 20 min
Cooking: 8 min
Ready in: 28 min
For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Cajun Tofu

Salad Ingredients

Instructions

To Prepare Cajun Tofu

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Slice tofu into 1 or 2-inch cubes. 
  4. Place tofu in a bowl and toss with Bragg's Liquid Aminos and Cajun or Creole seasoning. 
  5. 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. 

To Assemble Salad

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

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Ariana
    July 28, 2020

    This salad looks mouthwatering! Definitely going to be on my lunch menus.