Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

By Alexandra Caspero on June 27, 2018

Have you tried my vegan greek salad with tofu feta yet? I recently made a video of this recipe, so wanted to re-share it with you.

How come anything that has feta in it is automatically Greek? Is this universally true or just true in my naive cooking corner of the world? Maybe in the same way that when I add in both olives and tomatoes, the dish becomes Mediterranean. You get this right? My mom threw feta into almost everything when we were growing up, so I felt like I had a good handle on Greek food. Greek pasta, Greek potatoes, Greek salad. It contains feta cheese, so it must be Greek. With this kind of reasoning, it’s amazing that I didn’t do better on my verbal SATs.

Well, this salad contains both tomatoes, olives and tofu-feta. And I’m calling it Greek. And you are going to love it!

Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

Before you turn your nose up at tofu-feta (cough, BL, cough), trust me that it tastes way better than it sounds. Sure, I love tofu so I may be a bit biased, but it really does take on the salty, slightly tart brine of traditional feta cheese.

I suppose you could just use regular feta, but since I love experimenting with vegan/dairy-free food, I’m going the tofu route. Join me!

The secret in making this cheese is pressing the tofu for a minimum of 1 hour. You are pressing your tofu anyways, right? I swear by this tofu press because I’m #lazy, but you can also wrap your tofu in a papertowel/kitchen towel then add something heavy on top. In an hour, you will be left with a squished block of tofu (and probably water all over your counter, so I suggest placing your tofu wrap on a cutting board first.)

Now, the magic begins! Because tofu is so porous and spongy, you need to get rid of it’s liquid so that you can rehydrate it with the good stuff- salty, tart feta marinade!

bowl of tofu feta

Toss the ingredients together and let the tofu sit for at least 2-3 hours, preferably longer. I usually make the tofu at night for lunch the next day. Sure, it’s a lot of waiting time but the prep is really minimal.

The tofu feta should last a few days in the fridge, so make a batch for lunches throughout the week! When I’m tired of this salad, I like to tuck sliced tomatoes, lettuce, red onion and tofu feta into a pita pocket for a quick Greek sandwich.

Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta, olives and tomatoes

 

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

 

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Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Category: salad, vegetarian, vegan, glutenfree

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Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta! The best salad for summer; packed with protein and fiber. A must make! Vegan & Gluten-Free.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Category: salad, vegetarian, vegan, glutenfree
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Category: salad, vegetarian, vegan, glutenfree
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Ingredients

Tofu Feta:

  • 1 package of extra firm tofu (400 g)
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 lemon, juice (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper

Dijon Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt/pepper

Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 cups lettuce of choice (I used baby greens but chopped romaine would work as well)
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped

Instructions

For the tofu feta:

  1. Drain and press the tofu for at least one hour. You can wrap the tofu in towels and place a heavy object on top or with a tofu press.
  2. While the tofu is pressing, whisk together the miso and water until smooth.
  3. Combine with the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, nutritional yeast, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the tofu into small cubes and toss with the marinade. Place in the fridge and marinade for at least 3 hours, preferably longer.

Make the dijon dressing:

  1. Whisk together the dijon mustard, garlic clove and lemon juice until combined.
  2. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Make the salads! Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumbers and olives among 4 bowls. Top with tofu feta and drizzle on dressing. Serve immediately.

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    1. Noelle Morrison
      May 11, 2020 AT 2:05 pm

      This has become one of my go-to week night recipes! It comes together so easily and will last all week. Love this!!

      1. Alex
        May 12, 2020 AT 8:20 am

        So glad you like it- our family loves this one too!

    2. Gus
      November 28, 2018 AT 5:28 pm

      I have tried this and it simply tastes fantastic. Such an unusual recipe for a salad. I was not sure at all until I put it together. I cheated and mixed some feta cheese with the tofu, it was too much of a temptation. So my version is vegetarian but still delicious.

      1. Alex
        November 30, 2018 AT 6:52 am

        Thanks Gus! Glad you liked it!

    3. Rosey
      May 26, 2018 AT 5:09 pm

      Delicious!

    4. karinacocina
      June 14, 2016 AT 12:48 pm

      OMG this is so easy and delicious!! I only made the tofu and I couldn’t get enough of it! Will definitlely be repeating!

    5. Angelam587841
      May 31, 2016 AT 11:25 am

      This recipe is so wonderful! From the awesome marinated tofu feta to the fresh, lemony dressing I think this is something that I’ll continue to make well into the future. I think it would be really great stuffed into a tortilla, too. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    6. Angelam587841
      May 31, 2016 AT 11:25 am

      This recipe is so wonderful! From the awesome marinated tofu feta to the fresh, lemony dressing I think this is something that I’ll continue to make well into the future. I think it would be really great stuffed into a tortilla, too. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    7. DessertForTwo
      May 30, 2016 AT 12:40 pm

      Wow, this sounds so great!! Love it!

    8. DessertForTwo
      May 30, 2016 AT 12:40 pm

      Wow, this sounds so great!! Love it!

    9. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
      May 26, 2016 AT 7:50 am

      Tofu feta!!! Oh man, I’m sooo intrigued by this! Can’t wait to try it!

    10. Chelsey
      May 25, 2016 AT 3:29 pm

      100% agree that feta = Greek, although some of the BEST feta I’ve ever had in my life was when I was living in Israel! Nevertheless, I MUST try this recipe! It looks incredible! 🙂

      1. Alex @ DelishKnowledge
        May 26, 2016 AT 3:24 pm

        Oh, I bet! I do love feta, but considering I can eat almost an entire block of feta in a sitting, I’m glad I came up with this tofu version 😉

      2. Alex @ DelishKnowledge
        May 26, 2016 AT 3:24 pm

        Oh, I bet! I do love feta, but considering I can eat almost an entire block of feta in a sitting, I’m glad I came up with this tofu version 😉