This salad is filled with hearty, filling veg and tofu that are nutrient-packed and will provide fuel and energy for your body throughout the day. You will be satisfied and full whether you have this for lunch or dinner.
INGREDIENTS [SERVES 4]
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
16 oz tofu drained well and cut into cubes
1 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 head cauliflower cut in florets
1 cup frozen peas
2 white sweet potatoes cut in small cubes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup sesame tahini
1 lemon juiced
1 small clove garlic minced
1 tsp turmeric
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup water to thin
Roast the sweet potatoes with scant oil and salt on a sheet pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes while cooking the rest of the dish.
Meanwhile, heat a deep sauté pan with oil and fry the tofu for 10 minutes. Do not stir the tofu, let the cubes sear well, only stirring or flipping every 4 minutes or so.
Add cauliflower, curry powder, cumin and coriander, salt and garlic powder, stir and cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes covered.
Uncover, stir and add peas then cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
Add in the potatoes and stir to combine. Taste for salt and adjust to your tastes. Set aside to cool.
Serve warm or chilled like I do.
Make the dressing by combining the tahini, lemon, salt, garlic and turmeric in a blender. Add the liquid slowly since tahini brands differ in viscosity. You want the dressing to be pourable without being watery. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Sara Tercero is the Chef behind the popular blog and Instagram BetterFoodGuru and the Author of 30 Days to a Plant-based Diet: A Cookbook and Meal Plan for Beginners. She shares easy, healthy, and tasty recipes inspired by global flavors that will make you want to eat your vegetables. Her specialties are vegan Indian inspired dishes, Rainbow Salads and Mediterranean and Mexican Inspired cuisines. It is Sara’s mission to prove that plants are delicious and help others cook and eat their way to health and happiness.
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