Meatless Monday: Tofu Chopped Salad


This is my version of the M chopped salad at M Cafe in Los Angeles. So stinking healthy, you feel light and airy after eating it.

Tofu Chopped Salad

Angelinos loved chopped salads, each bite is a colorful bust of textures and flavors. In this case it’s smoky chewy tofu, creamy avocado, crisp celery, earthy sweet beets and salty tamari almonds all tossed with creamy vegan ranch dressing.

Tofu chopped salad with vegan ranch

Tofu Chopped Salad

Serves 4

Dice all the vegetables the same size so your salad looks pretty and is easier to eat! You can buy roasted beets on the salad bar of any supermarket if you don’t have time to roast and peel them yourself.

4 handfuls of mixed greens

1/2 cup diced cooked beets

1/2 cup diced carrots

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced avocado

1/2 cup garbanzo beans

1/2 cup diced seasoned cooked tofu (I used Thai flavored cooked tofu)

a large handful of Tamari or Bragg’s seasoned Almonds (available at health food stores)

1/2 cup of sprouts

Store bought vegan ranch dressing (I often thin this out with a little red wine vinegar or lemon juice)

Place a large handful of mixed greens into 4 bowls or plates. Toss all the chopped vegetables and garbanzo beans together then divide the mixture evenly over the salads. Top each salad with a haystack of sprouts and a sprinkling of almonds. Serve with store bought vegan ranch, on the side like we do in LA.



4 Comments on Meatless Monday: Tofu Chopped Salad

  1. Julie and Lauren
    January 24, 2011 at 10:38 am (8 years ago)

    This looks delicious! And so easy that even I can make it : ) I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  2. Jane
    January 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Looks yummy

    January 26, 2011 at 6:56 am (8 years ago)

    my wife and I made this last night – actually my wife made this salad last night, and it was absolutely GREAT!
    Keep up the fabulous recipes, love them.

  4. applesandonions
    January 26, 2011 at 9:04 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks so the comments family! Larry and Margie, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the salad. Julie this is a very easy recipe and the leftover would be prefect to bring to work. Mom I bet Chuck would love this one. XO, LEH

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