I’ve been obsessed with this salad for years, ever since I discovered it while working at Earls. I know I’m not alone! It’s a popular salad for good reason. The sweet dates combined with the salty feta are a magical combination. It’s hearty, nutritious and easy to assemble. There’s hardly any cooking involved.
For the tofu feta, I recommend making this recipe ahead of time. If you’d prefer to purchase a good dairy-free substitute, there are lots of options out there, like Violife Feta (available at Vegan Supply and Walmart) and Black Sheep’s Veta. These two are hands-down my favourite dairy-free feta options.
For the pan-fried Tofu, feel free to use cajun spice or Tajin, an amazingly tangy chili lime spice that causes me to salivate just thinking about it! I get mine from South China Seas, but Walmart has it, too (among other stores). As for the quinoa, you can sub in whichever grain you like, even rice. I sometimes choose quinoa simply because it only takes about fifteen minutes to cook on the stove. I usually make the quinoa ahead of time so it has a chance to cool (if you prefer a warm salad, go for it). Hope you love this salad as much as I do!
This was amazing! So clean, wholesome and delicious.
Didn’t feel like cooking, saw this and dinner was done in less than 30 minutes perfect
Love how quick and easy this salad is, and Tajin coated tofu is my new fave. 😍🤤
I love this recipe for lunch prep for the week (or dinner!) I divide it into containers and keep the dressing separate. So yummy!
Every night is a struggle at my house when it comes to dinner. All 4 of us loved this dish! Thank you 💕