Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Greek Salad with "Feta"

I got this recipe from the VegNews magazine. The feta is made from tofu and tastes very good. It adds a salty flavor to the salad. I left out some of the veggies for the salad because I didn't have them but you can add: green bell pepper, red onion and capers.

1 package of firm tofu
2 cups water
juice of 1 lemon
3 tsp salt
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano

For the salad:
3 tbl olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
10 kalamata olives, sliced

Start by pressing your tofu. Place a kitchen towel around the tofu and put the tofu on top of a plate with something heavy on top (I use my cast iron pan). Leave it there for about 30 minutes and then flip it to the other side, repeat a couple times.This removes all the excess water from the tofu.

Cut the tofu into cubes and place in a pot with the water, lemon juice and seasoning. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Leave the tofu in the liquid and place in a bowl in the fridge overnight.

Combine all the ingredients for the salad and mix well. Drain the liquid from the tofu and add the tofu to the salad and enjoy! :)

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