Curried Tofu Salad Recipe -
Curried Tofu Salad Recipe
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Curried Tofu Salad

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"A great vegetarian alternative to tuna or chicken salad. Sweet and spicy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place tofu on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake tofu in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time. Remove tofu from the oven and allow to cool.
  3. Mix curry powder, lemon juice, mayonnaise, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine tofu, carrots, red pepper, peanuts, dates, garlic, and green onion in a large bowl. Top with sauce and mix thoroughly. Chill for an hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2009

Oh boy, did we enjoy this salad! Very creative idea Candice, thanks for sharing it. I've made it twice within just a couple days. First time I made it as written and we had it for dinner over whole wheat couscous with a green salad on the side. The next evening DH said why don't we have it for lunch the next day! This time I used toasted sliced almonds instead of peanuts and added some chopped cilantro. Also I reduced the soy to just 1t. since we're both cutting back on salt. Anyway, it was great both ways, but I think I'm going to continue the cilantro addition because we both love that flavor. What a great keeper recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2014

I have to admit that I am totally addicted to the Red Curry Tofu salad from Weaver Street Market (similar to a Whole Foods) and I tried this recipe in hopes that it would be similar. It was not even close, very disappointing and after all the time it took to make.

Apr 08, 2011

I did not have any dates on hand and replaced the mayonnaise with greek yogurt (a standard of mine to lower the fat content). I thought the flavors were really good but I think next time I will add one more chopped vegetable (probably celery), and lower the amount of tofu. Or else maybe I cut the tofu into too big of pieces because it just seemed to be too much tofu. Otherwise I really liked it!

Aug 13, 2011

This was really good Candice! The only changes I made was that I used lime instead of lemon (I love lime with curry), and I didn't have distilled white vinegar, so I used seasoned rice vinegar. I also used light mayo (will try yogurt next time), added more red pepper flakes to match our tastes, and tossed in some lemon cucumbers and sugar snow peas from my garden. That's what's so great about this recipe - it's perfect as is, but it would work with chicken and any other veggies you prefer. A keeper, for sure. Thank you!

Apr 26, 2012

Delicious!! I ate it wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Mar 20, 2012

Seriously, who came up with this? It's such a strange mix of ingredients and they all work PERFECTLY together. I change nothing and make it exactly as it is written. I have probably made this recipe 5 times and every time it's even better somehow. So good, so smart and so good for you. Thank you!

Aug 12, 2014

Wonderful salad. Baking the tofu first helps it hold together. I cut the tofu into 3/4 inch cubes and it worked out well. This is the only tofu recipe I have that even non-vegetarians rave about. I often get asked for the recipe.

Apr 18, 2012

A wonderful combination of flavors. I used rice wine vinegar and because there would be a delay in eating the salad I added 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut peanut butter to the dressing and left out the peanuts. We wrapped the salad in lettuce leaves. It was a hit.


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  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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