CAPRESE SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND TOFU MOZZARELLA
I have really been in the mood for a Caprese salad lately, but I wasn’t quite sure how to replace the mozzarella. After a little research, I found the ‘tofu method’ that others have used, and very skeptically went about marinating my tofu. I was surprised and delighted to find that it is a darn close match in flavor and texture! This salad is so basic and simple, a nice cool treat on a hot summer night. And why the addition of avocado? Just ‘cuz.
Caprese Salad with Avocado
serves 2 as side salads
1/4 block of tofu
1/4 cup olive oil + 3 tbs
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 big tomato
6 basil leaves, chopped
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
Slice the tofu into 1/4 thick slices. Combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and oregano in a bowl and toss the tofu in it to marinate. Let it sit for about 1 hour or overnight in the fridge.
Slice the tomato and avocado and layer them one at a time with the tofu.
Top with the chopped basil leaves and drizzle with oil and vinegar.