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Vegan "Egg" Salad Sandwich

15 min

Meal

Make-ahead

One-bowl / one-pot

On-the-go

Egg salad sandwiches are a classic lunch, and we've decided to veganize it. It's an incredibly easy and speedy recipe to whip together, and the best part is that this recipe is perfect for meal prep. Enjoy it on your sandwiches or wraps throughout the week!

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Total

15 min

Prep

15 min

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Ingredients

  • 11.4 oz (325 g)
    firm tofu
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp (6 g)
    chopped fresh chives
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL)
    Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp
    curry powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 3
    romaine lettuce leaves
  • ½
    cucumber, sliced
  • 6
    slices whole wheat bread
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Directions

  1. Press and drain the tofu, then finely chop it into very small pieces.
  2. Add the tofu to a large bowl, and mix together with the mayonnaise, nutritional yeast, chives, mustard, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and pepper.
  3. Assemble the sandwiches by adding a layer of lettuce, sliced cucumber, and a generous layer of "egg" salad on top of the bread.
  4. Cut in half if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • * Kala namak, also known as Himalayan black salt, is a salt often used in South Asian cuisine. The sulphur compounds give the salt an egg-like smell and flavour, which makes it perfect to use in a recipe like this one.

Storage

  • The assembled sandwiches are best when enjoyed on the same day.
  • The "egg" salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Grains & Starches 55%

slice whole wheat bread

Proteins 17%

firm tofu

nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 28%

chopped fresh chives

romaine lettuce leaf

cucumber

Calcium

firm tofu

Fat

vegan mayonnaise

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Marianna - May 16, 2022, 2:16 a.m.

You can eat tofu raw??? I thought it had to be cooked one way or another.

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 4:36 a.m.

Hey Marianna, that's a super common question! We have eaten it uncooked before although it's always best to follow package instructions or recommendations from your local food safety agency. You could also boil the tofu for a few minutes before mixing it in the bowl if desired 😊


Alexandria - May 14, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

Already a go to in my house!! My toddlers love it and I usually have the ingredients on hand.

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Alexandria, thank you!


Labib - May 11, 2022, 9:33 p.m.

Hello I am coruntlly in weight loss period.Can I have smoothie and egg salad both for breakfast fast ?? Am I over eating in breakfast by having both?? I know I am asking out of your recipe qus .But if you can tell me it will be helpful for me. I am coruntlly having your smoothie recipe and tofu egg or normal egg .I am not a vegan so sometimes I have smoothie and scrambled eggs

PUL Team - May 12, 2022, 3:47 p.m.

Hey Labib! Our philosphy here at PUL it to nourish the cells and the souls. Part of this entails honouring our hunger and fullness cues which you can learn more about in our intuitive eating article here in case you're interested and haven't already seen: pickuplimes.com/article/intui…. We're unable to offer more personalized nutrition advice online and we hope you can understand. If you’re looking for more support related to dietary concerns, we recommend finding a dietitian in your area who can support you ☺️


Christine - May 6, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

Hi,

I purchased your cookbook, but can't fine it on my Mac now. What's the name of the book so I can search it.

Thanks.
Christine

PUL Team - May 7, 2022, 8:05 p.m.

Hey Christine, the files start with "PUL_ecookbook_". Feel free to email us at [email protected] and we can look into sending you another copy if needed 🙂


Amanda - May 4, 2022, 11:41 p.m.

Very flavorful and tastey! The kala namak has me second guessing whether it's eggs or not, but it is so good!

PUL Team - May 6, 2022, 12:23 a.m.

Hehe so glad it was enjoyed, Amanda, thank you!


Brooke - May 2, 2022, 9:26 p.m.

Hi! What if I don't have nutritional yeast?? Can I skip that ingredient??

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Hey Brooke! The nutritional yeast helps to add a cheesy and creaminess to the sandwich. You could try substituting the nutritional yeast for pulverized cashews to help mimic the creamy mouthfeel or exclude it if desired for a less cheesy/creamy sandwich filling 😊


Lenka - May 1, 2022, 11:31 a.m.

Dear Sadia,

this recipe is AMAZING. I'm really new in plant based eating - I remember very well how the "real" egg salad tastes and I swear this recipe is VERY AUTHENTIC! I added gherkins, as we do in egg salad, and I really recomend it to everyone.
TKANK YOU!

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 2:43 a.m.

Awe, Lenka, thank YOU for the kind words and for allowing PUL to be part of your plant-based journey 🌱


Nilou - April 30, 2022, 2:29 a.m.

This recipe really hit the spot - easy, delicious, and nostalgic! I followed the recipe exactly and used the Sol Cusine sprouted organic tofu - for my fellow Canadians. Yum... these will be in the rotation; I will switch out the bread and do 'lettuce wraps' so I can have these more often!

PUL Team - April 30, 2022, 9:59 p.m.

So happy to hear, Nilou! Lettuce wraps sound lovely as well ✨


Chris David - April 27, 2022, 7:42 a.m.

Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It's really awesome. Will surely try this. You can also try this one


Jace - April 26, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

Just made this for dinner and wow!!! Better than any egg salad sandwich I remember before going vegan! Thank you PUL!

PUL Team - April 26, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

Wow thank you for the glowing feedback, Jace! It means so much 🙂


Leigh - April 24, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

Even my kiddos loved it! And, that's saying a lot. The salt -- mind blown! Great recipe!

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 4:25 a.m.

A huge compliment, Leigh!


Bea - April 24, 2022, 1:19 p.m.

Fantastic receipt! I finally know how the egg-taste is created! The kala namak salt! The receipt is simple and easy to make! Thanks !

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 3:44 a.m.

So glad the sandwich wads enjoyed, Bea, thank you!


Charlotte - April 21, 2022, 10:02 p.m.

Egg salad sandwiches used to be my fave before I was vegan so I was super excited to try this recipe! I loved the combination of the curry flavours alongside the kala namak so give the 'egg' salad a delicious twist. Also it is crazy how similar tofu is to egg in texture in this form!

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:28 a.m.

Awe love the connection! Thank you for taking the time to share, Charlotte ✨


Michaela - April 21, 2022, 10:27 a.m.

Wow, this is surprising. I don't know kala namak till now. This eggy flovour😳.
Very delicious, also if you dont have the best Tofu.

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:03 a.m.

It's a game-changer, hey? Thanks for the kind words, Michaela 😃


Lawrence - April 19, 2022, 11:46 p.m.

I was absolutely blown away from this recipe. I used to have egg salad sandwiches a lot growing up, so when I saw this on the video I was over joyed. I made it today and shared some with my mother she couldn't tell the difference from regular egg salad. I didn't have chives so I made it will some fresh dill and added sweet pickle relish to make it closer to what I had as a kid. This was wonderful, thank you for yet another fantastic recipe!

PUL Team - April 20, 2022, 6:28 p.m.

Oh, Lawrence, thank YOU for the glowing feedback and review! We love the connection and adaptions of the sandwich too 🤗


Kaylin - April 18, 2022, 7:39 p.m.

Wow! This is truly incredible. I never thought I’d be able to eat something like this ever again. Amazing flavor.

PUL Team - April 18, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

It means so much that the sandwich was enjoyed, Kaylin, thank you!


Ellen - April 16, 2022, 5:33 p.m.

Really great recipe. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical, but I cannot taste the difference from regular egg salad, and this was so easy to put together. I added some finely diced apple - the crunch and sweet tanginess go great with the "eggs".

PUL Team - April 16, 2022, 8:15 p.m.

Mmm love the addition of apples, Ellen! We're so glad the sandwich was enjoyed 😊


TT - April 15, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

This is PERFECT! I add celery and paprika. It’s a HUGE hit for all ages in my house! SOOOO easy to make!

Thanks!!!!!

PUL Team - April 16, 2022, 7:34 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, TT, thank you!


Tischan - April 14, 2022, 6:29 p.m.

This was super tasty and easy! I did not have extra firm tofu because it is not readily accessible to me, but I pressed firm tofu for 20 mins and it worked just as well! Could I use half vegan plain yogurt and half mayo to try to make it healthier?

PUL Team - April 14, 2022, 7:42 p.m.

A lovely substitution to use firm tofu, Tischan! The mayo helps give a thick and creamy flavour while helping to spread out the yellow colour. You could use less if desired. For half plant yogurt, an unsweetened option would work best 😊


Mara - April 14, 2022, 6:29 p.m.

Just what I needed after a busy workday. I didn't time it but it felt like a lot less than 15min prep time :) Super fast and effortless!!
I didn't have any chives and while it still tasted great, I also look forward to the next time I'll make it when I can add chives.

PUL Team - April 14, 2022, 7:34 p.m.

We're so thrilled it was enjoyed, Mara, thank you! Let us know how it goes with chives ☺️