Tofu "egg" mayo

Ever wondered what to put on your sarmies now that you eat a plant-based diet? I often get asked for ideas for sandwich fillings on a plant-based diet and really, the variety of fillings are as limitless as the plant kingdom itself: think smashed chickpeas, hummus, salad, nut cheese, pesto, avo, nut butter, chia jam and so much more! But, if you are looking for something that resembles a more traditional sandwich filling then look no further than this tofu "egg" mayo filling. It resembles a traditional egg mayonnaise (to the point that my dad couldn't believe that it wasn't real egg when I told him!) and it is packed with protein, iron, omega 3 and calcium, plus the turmeric acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. A healthy alternative to egg mayonnaise that can be made in 5 minutes flat. 

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For my patients on calorie-controlled meal plans:

1/2 of the recipe=

  • 1 legume/  serving
  • 1 fat serving

SERVES 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 290g block of soft tofu, drained.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp kala namak (black salt)
  • 2 tbsp egg-free light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Using your hands, crumble your tofu into a bowl (as if you were crumbling feta onto a salad).
  2. Once the tofu is crumbled, sprinkle the turmeric powder and kala namak onto the tofu and stir through until the tofu looks yellow. 
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients through the tofu mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve the tofu mixture with some crackers or on a slice of wholegrain toast. 

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