Even salad haters will love this Crispy Tofu Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing! It is sweet, savory, and indulgent!
After making some Baked Tofu Nuggets, I knew I had to make this Crispy Tofu Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing. The inspiration for it came from a restaurant that I used to work at many years ago. On the menu was a fried chicken salad with a honey mustard dressing.
I always thought of it as a salad for people who didn’t really like salads because it had large pieces of fried chicken on it. I figured it was their way to get some greens in their diet while still indulging in some comfort food.
My version is a lot healthier because I used baked tofu nuggets in place of the fried chicken strips. Instead of honey mustard dressing I used a mustard dressing sweetened with agave syrup.
The Sweet Mustard Dressing has become one of my go-to dressings because not only do I have the measurements memorized, which isn’t hard because it’s almost equal parts of all the ingredients, but I can easily make a single serving of it. I love recipes that I make often that I don’t have to look up the ingredients. It makes my life so much easier!
A Salad Even Salad Haters Will Love
If you aren’t that into salads, then this is the salad for you! The tofu is coated in almond milk and Dijon mustard, then baked in a breading of chickpea flour and nutritional yeast.
When baked in breading, tofu becomes crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor, while Dijon mustard adds a tangy note.
Then, I added sweet dried cranberries and sweet mustard dressing. The sweet ingredients compliment the savory baked tofu nicely. This salad makes you feel like you are indulging, yet it is good for you.
I know people who say that they don’t like certain vegetables or who avoid salads like the plague. I say that they just haven’t prepared them the right way.
There are many recipes where vegetables are a hidden ingredient. Usually those recipes are reserved for kids, but I know a few adults who could use a few vegetables snuck into their meals!
Not to mention there are so many ways that you can jazz up a salad. One of my favorite things to add to my salad is dried cranberries. They add a pop of sweetness that go well with savory ingredients.
Homemade croutons are another easy addition that add crunch and flavor.
I think the vegetable haters of the world just need to experiment to find out how they like their vegetables prepared. My personal favorite way of cooking vegetables is roasting them.
Who says you can’t have roasted veggies on a salad? One of my favorite Fall salads is a Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing. I wouldn’t have my beets any other way!Even salad haters will love this Crispy Tofu Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing! Click To Tweet
Other Easy Salads You Might Like
- Thai Green Curry Salad with Cashews
- Sweet Potato Salad with Agave Mustard Dressing
- Garden Salad with Herbed Croutons and Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Broccoli Salad with Dried Cranberries
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Crispy Tofu Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing
- 3 cups Romaine lettuce
- 1/4 cup sliced onion
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- Baked Tofu Nuggets, sliced in half
- 4 tablespoons Sweet Mustard Dressing
- 2 tablespoons Tamari Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds (optional)
- In two bowls, place Romaine lettuce, sliced onion, chopped celery, dried cranberries, and tofu nuggets. Drizzle sweet mustard dressing on top.
*Note: If you are using leftover tofu nuggets, bake them for a few minutes and they will crisp up again. Microwaving them will not keep them as crispy.