I think it must be the feta that gets me. Definitely the feta. But I also love the salty olives and the fresh, crisp cucumber chunks. But not the tomatoes! I don’t do raw tomatoes unless they are covered with mozzarella or in their perfect sweet cherry form.
My love for Greek salad got me thinking yesterday. What if I were to add tofu chunks for protein, basil from my cute new plant, and extra feta because it’s awesome? What would that leave me?
A ridiculously tasty and EASY salad, that’s what!
It’s perfect for either a picnic side-dish or a light main course with some crusty bread and extra olive oil for dippin’. Tofu skeptics won’t even know what hit them because the tofu perfectly blends in with the feta cubes…and everything is marinated to Greek perfection.
I got these pre-marinated feta cheese cubes from Trader Joe’s and they sorta rock my world. Way better than the crumbly stuff. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, look for traditional Greek-style feta, which is usually sold as a large block that you crumble yourself.
You could totally add tomatoes to this, too, if they float your boat. Next time I might add some chopped cherry tomatoes and extra cuc’ cause I love that crunch!
Pack it up in tupperware and take it to the lake (leave your electronics at home). It’s that kind of salad. I’m bringing mine to a picnic tonight with friends! I hope they like it. Maybe I’ll also bring chocolate chip cookies just in case.
Adam hates olives so that means I get extra!
Anyone have a picnic basket they can lend me? I promise not to drop it in a lake or anything!
Tofu Greek Salad
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 can artichoke hearts
1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
6 oz cubed feta cheese
8 oz extra firm tofu, cut into cubes
4 large basil leaves, torn
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients. Place in the fridge and let marinate for at least an hour before serving.
10 minutes to make, 1.5 hours including marinating time