This healthy Tofu Salad Sandwich is a quick and easy light lunch. Made with sweet pickle relish and vegan mayo.
This Tofu Salad Sandwich is one of my go-to meals when I want a meal in a hurry. Since there's no cooking involved it takes about 5 minutes.
If you miss egg salad, this tofu egg salad is for you! It has a similar texture and flavor to egg salad.
I have been making this tofu salad for years. I originally posted this recipe a few years ago, but have updated it with new photos and a video.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Tofu: I used firm tofu, but you could also use extra firm tofu.
- Vegan mayo: Adds a creamy rich flavor.
- Pickle relish: I used sweet pickle relish, but you could also use dill pickle relish.
- Mustard: Adds a tangy flavor. You could use Dijon mustard, yellow mustard or mustard powder.
- Turmeric: This is mainly for adding color, but it also adds flavor. You could leave it out.
- Celery: For crunch and flavor.
- Green onion: Adds a mild onion flavor. You could also use red onion.
- Salt and pepper: Enhances the other flavors and adds flavor.
How to Make a Tofu Salad Sandwich
Make the dressing by mixing vegan mayo, sweet pickle relish, turmeric, mustard, and salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl.
Crumble (or mash with a fork) firm tofu or extra firm tofu into tiny bits.
To the crumbled tofu add chopped celery, green onion, and the dressing. Mix well.
Serve on a bed of lettuce, by itself, or in a sandwich on two slices of bread.
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Other Vegan Sandwiches
- Apple Pecan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Spicy Tofu Bánh Mì
- Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Focaccia Sandwich
- Vegan Sloppy Joes
Which Mayo is Vegan?
There are quite a few brands that make vegan mayonnaise. My favorite so far is Follow Your Heart Vegenaise.
How Long Does Tofu Salad Last?
Tofu salad will last up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Variations / Additions
- Fresh dill, parsley, chives or other herbs
- Dill pickle relish or chopped pickles
- Red onion
- Vegan yogurt
This vegan egg salad sandwich is a great alternative to an egg salad sandwich.
This Tofu Salad Sandwich was originally published on March 26, 2015. I've redone the recipe with new photos, a video, and more text.
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You May Need:
- Mix vegan mayo, pickle relish, mustard, turmeric, salt and pepper.
- Crumble tofu and add to dressing.
- Add chopped celery and green onion, and mix well.
- Mix thoroughly, and serve over greens, in a wrap or sandwich.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.