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fresh crunchy salad

Fresh and Crunchy Meal Salad

This meal-approved salad pairs fresh leafy greens with crunchy veggies, nuts, cashew cheese and warm skillet tofu cubes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • large mixing bowl
  • skillet



  • 3 cups romaine chopped
  • 2 cups red lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashew cheese or another vegan cheese
  • 1 small avocado chopped

Warm Tofu Cubes:

  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Hummus Toast:

  • 3 slices whole wheat bread or any variety
  • 6 Tbsp hummus
  • 3 tsp olive oil extra virgin -- optional


  • salad dressing of choice see notes
  • anything else you feel like adding! veggies, fruit, herbs, spices..


  • First, prepare your tofu by warming a skillet to high heat and adding the olive oil and tofu. Add in the liquid aminos and maple syrup. Allow to cook for 2-4 minutes, flipping the tofu every minute or so. Tips: Squeeze out as much excess liquid from the tofu prior to use. USe more oil if your pan is sticking. You can also cook on a lower heat setting. Add optional salt and pepper to taste. Set these cubes aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the leafy greens. Add in the dressing - start witha. small amount, and toss well.
  • Add in all the remaining ingredients: walnuts, carrots, avocado, cheese and toss again, this time a bit more gently. Add more dressing to taste.
  • Toast your bread, top with hummus and drizzle with optional olive oil.
  • Scoop your salad into serving bowls and top with the tofu and side of hummus toast. Serve!


  • nutritional info does not include salad dressing - choose a dressing that works for you! I love vegan ranch or 'honey' mustard on this salad.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11029IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 5mg