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Curried Summer Salad

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:

INGREDIENTS

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.

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Inspired by a recipe in Martha Stewart Living magazine.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:34AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Thank you :)

7:53AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you

7:14AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

yum

12:20AM PDT on Sep 6, 2011

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

1:28AM PDT on Apr 8, 2010

thanks

11:40AM PDT on Mar 28, 2010

Thanks.

10:26AM PST on Feb 20, 2010

The apple added enough tart and crunch to this salade.

7:47PM PST on Dec 28, 2009

Thanks

7:50AM PDT on Apr 18, 2008

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

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