Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two for Tuesday: Salad and a Sandwich

In case you didn't know already, there has been a heat wave in Southern California recently.  Temperatures topping 100!  Anyhow, after a long day at work, and a long drive home in the heat, cooking up a big ol' meal just isn't on the list of wants.  So, a simple salad and a sandwich is what we had for dinner.

For the Salad:
My favorite salad of late includes all store bought ingredients for maximum ease in preparation.  I am totally in love with Follow Your Heart's Vegan Creamy Garlic Dressing.  I also absolutely adore the 365 Seasoned Croutons from Whole Foods, and of course, Parma Chipotle Cayenne Sprinkles.  Add those toppings to a generous helping of Spring Mix or baby spinach, toss in a handful of nuts and/or seeds, and voilla!

Waldorf Style "Chicken" Salad Sandwich

For the Sandwich:
This is an old standby recipe (from Cozy Inside!) that never ever disappoints.  The mix makes enough for 4 to 6 big sandwiches, so I have enough for dinner for the 2 of us tonight and lunch for both of us tomorrow!  The mix also tastes great on a pile of greens as a salad all on its own.

Waldorf Style Chicken Salad Sandwich
1 package extra firm tofu (pressed, drained and cubed into tiny little cubes...TINY!)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 cup grapes (green or red, or even raisins), halved
1 cup vegan mayonnaise (vegannaise, or any brand, or make your own!)
Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste
Chop up the tofu into tiny, tiny, tiny little pieces. Add olive oil to a skillet on medium high heat and add garlic. Then add tofu. Saute until golden, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Add all other ingredients, mix it all up. Chill before serving. Serve on a sandwich, in a wrap, on a bed of greens, or eat it with a fork right out of the bowl!

1 comment:

vegan.in.brighton said...

That sounds like the perfect sandwich. I'm going to have to make it soon.

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