With the addition of tofu, this potato salad can be a flavorful dish during summer months, but is welcome any time of year. Simple though it is, it’s always a hit with guests, and is a good potluck dish. Photos by Evan Atlas. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
Marinated Potato-Tofu Salad
- 5 medium Yukon Gold or red-skinned potatoes
- 14- to 16- ounce tub extra-firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon exra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 medium green pepper cut into short thin strips
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper cut into short thin strips
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes oil-cured or not, as you prefer, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup natural bottled vinaigrette or homemade vinaigrette
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Microwave or bake the potatoes in their skins until done but still firm. Let them cool to room temperature. Slip their skins off when they’ve cooled and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch chunks and place in a serving container.
- Meanwhile, cut the tofu into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Blot well between clean tea-towels or several layers of paper towel, and cut into 1/2-inch dice.
- Heat just enough oil to coat the bottom of a wide skillet. Add the tofu and sauté over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until golden on most sides.
- Combine the tofu with the potatoes in the serving container. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together gently.
- Cover and allow the salad to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. If needed, add a bit more vinaigrette to moisten, then stir again and serve.
Per serving: Calories: 327; Total fat: 18g; Protein: 15g; Fiber: 4.5g; Carbs: 31g; Sodium: 175mg
- See more of VegKitchen’s recipes for potato salads.