I was very happy to see Tofu make an appearance in the NYTimes recently. It reminded me that I used to be slightly addicted to a tofu salad sold at Whole Foods.

I don’t live close to a Whole Foods anymore, and the salad was a little pricey, but, I was able to find a recipe that gave a very good imitation of the salad, and it’s extremely delicious.

You can also add celery and/or carrots to the salad to add some crunch. Makes a great replacement for tuna salad

Tofu Salad


1 package extra firm tofu

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp dried onion

1/2 cup mayonnaise (you can use low or no fat if you like)

2 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 tsp turmeric or paprika

Salt to taste


  1. In a large bowl break tofu into small pieces by mashing it with a fork or potato masher
  2. Add all ingredients except for salt and mix thoroughly
  3. Season with salt to taste


To get all of the liquid out of the tofu, wrap it in a paper towel and place a heavy book on top for 20 minutes or so. Replace paper towel and repeat if you want to get rid of more of the liquid.