(Closed) Sample Giveaway + Recipe: Healthy Fast Herbed Tofu Salad with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes

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Now that the weather has been starting to warm up, I have really been getting back into salads. I usually keep them single and fast, yet tasty and exciting enough that I won’t get sick of eating them for at least part of one meal a day. I keep all my dry salad ingredients in an open shelf above my kitchen counter, so it is super easy to just throw in the sliced almonds, raisins, salad seasoning, nutritional yeast…etc.

I haven’t added all the specific ingredients to this, since it really depends on if you are just making a single serving, or enough for a few people. You can’t really go wrong by adding in tons of veggies. 🙂

 

 
Ingredients
For the bulk of the salad:
  • romaine leaves, washed and ripped into bite-sized pieces
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber, sliced
  • canned artichoke hearts, separated into smaller pieces
  • optional: raisins/dried cranberries, sliced almonds / cashew pieces / pinenuts, nutritional yeast, salad booster in vegan cheesy (This is yummy on salads!)
For Herbed Tofu
  • firm tofu, drained and pressed and cut into small cubes
  • italian seasoning
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar / white vinegar
  • ground black pepper / lemon pepper, to taste
  • squeeze of lemon
  • optional: ¼-1/2 tsp curry powder and/or cayenne, to taste
Dressing:
  • I have been making this delicious Lemon Tahini Dressing by Healthy Tasty Cheap. It is freakin' delicious and so fast to make!
Directions
  1. For the herbed tofu, drain and press out the excess water (I usually wrap the tofu in a few sheets of paper towel and place a heavy pan or cutting board on top and leave it for at least 20 minutes. Next, cut into small cubes, add into a bowl or bag and add in the italian seasoning, vinegar, pepper, lemon...and toss until the tofu is evenly coated. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (or a few hours), so the tofu takes in all the flavour.
  2. To assemble the salad, get out a large bowl, add in the romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, artichoke and whichever other ingredients you choose. Add in the herbed tofu and toss. Add whichever dressing on top (I highly recommend the Lemon Tahini Dressing I mentioned above in the ingredients!)
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I was organizing one of my cupboards and was looking through all my protein powder packets and samples and one-serving things and realized I have sooo many Madre Lab samples. This isn’t a huge giveaway, but I thought it would be nice for someone wanting to try out some new things. I’ll send someone 11 single-serving packets – two Midori Greens, four CocoCardios and five CafeCeps. I will mention that their “Best Before” date is July 2013 (I’m sure they are fine for quite a long time after that). But that should give you enough time to try each one out! 🙂

If you want to know more about these products, I did a Madre Labs review in 2011.

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This Giveaway is now closed, but we have Giveaways quite often so be sure to like us on Facebook to be the first to find out about the next one! 🙂

 

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17 comments

  1. Thank you for the recipe shout out! 🙂

  2. My pleasure Gillian! Thank you for the great recipe. 🙂 –Clare

  3. I’d love to be entered! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  4. I would love to win this giveaway. I’ve been dying to try cococardio! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Michelle Sullivan

    That is the perfect summer salad! Making this on the weekend for sure 🙂

  6. Coco Cardio sounds like a wonderful product! You always offer up the greatest giveaways! 🙂

  7. I’d love to be entered in the giveaway. The products sound amazing. Thank you!

  8. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. These beverages sound yummy !
    Thank you ! 🙂

  9. I would love to try this tea!

  10. Hi I would love to be entered in this give away! (: Thanks for the recipe, I’m definitley trying that herb tofu!

  11. I’d love to win. This looks delicious!
    Madeline B.

  12. Thanks Jenny! Hope some yummy iHerb things are coming your way soon. 🙂 –Clare

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