Plant-Based Cooking Recipes
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Vegan Feta + Energizing Rainbow Salad
by Edee Howland. Adapted from "Cool Beans" by Joe Yonan
For the vegan feta:
One 14-oz. package of firm organic tofu (organic is always non-GMO)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for storing
2 TB mild white miso
2 TB nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
4 strips of lemon peel (use organic lemons)
1 rosemary sprig
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 sprigs fresh oregano
Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes. Have a wide saucepan of boiling water, with a bit of salt in it, simmer the tofu for about 5 minutes, drain it, and place it in a medium-sized bowl..
As it cools, in another bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, miso, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
You can now put the tofu in a tall jar or leave it in the same bowl. Just check if any more liquid has accumulated and drain that off.
Pour in the marinade, adding the lemon peel, rosemary, thyme, and oregano.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. If it's in a jar, with a lid on, turn the jar around a few times. If it's in a bowl, move the tofu cubes around a little so that the marinade gets absorbed into all the cubes..
This can keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
Use the quantity you want
Lettuces, torn into small pieces, just before assembling
Rutabaga, peeled, and you can shred this or "spiralize" it
Raw beet, peeled, shredded or spiralized (and you can use cooked beets, cut into small cubes, if you like -- these can be roasted, cooked in the pressure cooker, or even from a can)
Avocado, peeled, sliced or cubed
Sweet potato, spiralized
Cherry tomatoes, in season. These taste best if you take the time to slice them in half
A sprinkle of dried cranberries (sweetened with apple juice, not sugar -- read the label when you purchase these)
Walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds (or any nuts you like) -- raw, or soaked overnight, or toasted in the oven
And the feta, of course!
Here is my salad dressing. You can choose the amounts, beginning with extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar in the proportions of 2/3 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp. mild white miso
1 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
freshly ground black pepper