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Cooking with Ken Bergeron
from IVU News Oct 2000

This delicious tofu salad was a big hit at the recent World Vegetarian Congress in Toronto. It is one of my favorites too and very simple to prepare.

Savory Tofu Salad
Ingredients
2lb Seasoned Baked Tofu
4 tsp Soy Sauce
2 Cups finely diced Celery
1 1/3 Cup of Soy Based (eggless) Mayonaise
1/2 Cup of finely diced Dill Pickles
1/4 Cup of Minced Parsley
4 tsp prepared Mustard (Country Style)
Pinch of Black Pepper
1 tap. Lemon Juice

Garnish
1/2 Cup Sliced Cranberries
1/2 Cup dried Cranberries
10 Lettuce leaves

Method:
Combine all salad ingredients. Season to taste. Serve on a bed of lettuce and garnish with toasted almonds and dried cranberries.

Note: Toasted sunflower seeds in place of almond garnish. Add a few drops of liquid.


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