Curried Summer Salad

This stellar recipe is so refreshing and light, filled with good-for-you curry spices and low-fat great taste, that it could well become a summer favorite at your house. Zesty lemon juice and creamy yogurt, health-promoting garlic, lightly-toasted almonds and crisp-sweet apple chunks combine with curry and tofu to make this a salad to serve again and again.

You can serve it on a bed of lettuce or fresh spinach, or wrapped in a pita or whole-grain burrito. If you want health-promoting ingredients, mouthwatering flavor, and protein without animal fat, this is the recipe for you: any way you serve it, Curried Tofu Salad satisfies, even if you donít ordinarily love tofu. Try it here:


1 pound extra-firm tofu
6 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise or soy-based mayo
2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder
2 tablespoons thinly-sliced scallions
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted lightly
1/2 clove garlic, very finely minced
1 small Granny Smith or other tart, firm apple, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Wrap the tofu in a clean towel and weight it with a brick or other heavy object for 30 minutes, then cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, scallions, almonds, garlic, apple, chopped cilantro, salt and pepper. Stir in the tofu and mix to combine.

3. Serve salad on a bed of lettuce or spinach, in a pita, or rolled into a burrito shell as a wrap.

Serves 4.

Inspired by a recipe in Martha Stewart Living magazine.

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

gail d.
gail dair5 years ago


Allison I.
Allison I.5 years ago


John Norman Dela Cruz
Jonn Norman5 years ago

The apple added enough tart and crunch to this salade.

Abo Ahmed r.
Abo r.5 years ago


satanic mechanic
satanic mechanic7 years ago

this sounds great, but i have one question. maybe im missing something but, is this recipe calling for you to mix in and eat uncooked, pressed tofu? ive never had it uncooked but i guess i could try it, or just cook the tofu then add to mixture. thanks for the recipe