Christina Pirello’s Chickenless Chicken Salad

This recipe is such a hit with everyone.  People always ask me for this so here it is.  Hopefully I will never have to type it again!  (I apologize to those of you who were expecting pictures.  For some reason the software for my new camera will not install on my computer.  So, Santa’s plan backfired.  I still have to bug him for my pictures!)

Chickenless Chicken Salad

-1-pound extra-firm brick tofu
-Soy sauce
-Sping or filtered Water
-3 celery stalks, diced
-1 small red onion, diced
-1 red bell pepper, roasted over an open flame, peeled, seeded, and diced
-1/2 teaspoon EACH basil, sage, rosemary, and oregano
-2 teaspoons paprika
-1 to 1 1/2 cups Tofu Mayo

Preheat over to 40F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Cut tofu into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place slices in a shallow dish and cover with a mixture of 1 part soy sauce to 4 parts water. Allow tofu to marinate 10 minutes. Place tofu slices on oiled baking sheet and back 30 to 35 minutes or until deep, golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Remove tofu slices from oven and allow to cool until you can handle them. Then, shred the tofu slices with a sharp knife, creating irregular, angular pieces similar to shredded chicken. Mix with vegetables, spices, and Tofu Mayo until ingredients are coated. Chill thoroughly before serving. Makes 4 servings.
VARIATION Broil tofu for a few minutes rather than baking it.**********

Tofu Mayo

-8 ounces firm tofu
-2 to 3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard or to taste
-2 to 3 teaspoons umeboshi vinegar or to taste
-1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
-Sea salt
-Juice of 1 lemon
-3 to 4 tablespoons corn oil

Bring a small post of water to a boil over medium heat. Add tofu nad cook 5 minutes. Drain well.

Transfer tofu to a food processor or blender. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth and creamy. Makes about 1 1/4 cups****

My notes…..
-I don’t roast the red pepper. I use fresh.
-I have made the tofu mayo and it is good. I have also used Naysoya brand Nayonaise and Veganaise. They are both just as yummy in this recipe.

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