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Curried Egg-less Salad with Cashews and Dried Apricots

Curried Egg-less Salad with Cashews and Dried Apricots

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: James Rohrbacher

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No mayo, no eggs—here’s a much healthier and better-tasting alternative to old-school egg salad. Scoop it on a bed of greens or enjoy it with a slice of whole grain bread.

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1 pound firm tofu, drained and pressed (see note)
1 (12.3 oz) package firm silken tofu
1 tablespoon curry powder or to taste
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 orange peeled and sectioned
cayenne pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chopped unsulfured dried apricots, divided
1/4 cup minced celery
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup minced red pepper
1/2 cup currants
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup minced English cucumber
chopped romaine
1/2 cup toasted and chopped cashews
6 slices (100% whole grain) bread or pitas, optional


While the tofu is being pressed, puree the silken tofu, curry powder, lemon juice, orange juice, cayenne to taste and ¼ cup of the dried apricots in a high-powered blender until smooth. Crumble the pressed tofu into a large mixing bowl and stir in the puree. Add the celery, scallions, red pepper, currants, cilantro, cucumber and the remaining ¼ cup apricots and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors mingle.

Serve on bread or stuffed into pita halves with the chopped romaine and cashews. May also be served on a bed of chopped romaine with the cashews sprinkled on top.

Note: Wrap tofu in paper towels, place something heavy on top, and let sit for 30 minutes to remove excess moisture.

Calories 361; Protein 19 g; Carbohydrates 50 g; Sugars 19 g; Total Fat 12 g; Saturated Fat 1.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 148 mg; Fiber 9.1 g; Beta-Carotene 4819 ug; Vitamin C 23 mg; Calcium 140 mg; Iron 5.5 mg; Folate 89 ug; Magnesium 77 mg; Potassium 704 mg; Zinc 1.4 mg; Selenium 3.3 ug

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06/06/2017 02:45 PM

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This recipe was served at the 2017 Culinary Getaway and it was delicious!


06/17/2017 02:54 PM

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We really liked this one. Haven't really cared for tofu or curry in the past so we're trying to develop a taste for them and this one worked. 


06/24/2017 08:30 PM

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This is delicious.  1 orange peeled is in the ingredients list.  In the directions it says orange juice.  Anyone know which is correct?



Jodi replies:

07/28/2017 05:40 AM

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When I made this, I put the peeled, seedless orange sections into the blender with the other dressing ingredients.