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Salad Boats with Vegan Crispy Tofu

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 4h 15 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Salad Boats with Vegan Crispy Tofu

This recipe is ideal to make as a party food or starter. Or even a light lunch. 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts

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Ingredients for marinate

  • 1 chilli
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2-3 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cm ginger peeled
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp tomato pure
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Other ingredients

  • 1 or 2 small romaine lettuce
  • 400g tofu
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into thin stripes
  • 1/2 yellow pepper,Sliced into thin stripes
  • 1 small courgette spiralized
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • lime wedges

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  • Step 1

    To make the marinate, place all ingredients in the blender and mix until all is well combined. 

  • Step 2

    Place tofu in a big bowl and mash it into small crumbs ( not to small, best the size of 1cm). 

  • Step 3

    Cover the tofu with marinate, mix well so everything is nicely covered in marinate. Leave it in the fridge for minimum 4h ( best 24h). 

  • Step 4

    After the marinating its done. Transfer the tofu into a baking tray and bake in 180-200 degrees for 20 min. Or until tofu became crispy. 

  • Step 5

    To make the boats, fill up each salad leaf with veggies and crispy tofu. You can serve it with chilli sauce, mayo as you wish. 

  • Step 6

    Be creative and add beans, more veggies or even vegan cheese.