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Vegan "Egg" Salad Sandwich

15 min

Meal

Sandwich

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 oz (325 g)
    firm tofu, pressed, drained
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh chives, chopped
  • 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

Directions

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

Notes

  • Kala namak, is a salt often used in South Asian cuisine. The sulphur compounds give the salt an egg-like smell and flavour.

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 56%

slice whole wheat bread

Proteins 18%

firm tofu

nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 26%

fresh chives

romaine lettuce leaf

cucumber

Calcium

firm tofu

Fat

vegan mayonnaise

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Carolane - Nov. 23, 2022, 12:52 p.m.

really good option if you're looking to a replacement to the egg sanwich you used to eat before turning vegan, it's simple and delicious ! Check the channel it's full of incredible recipe to make your everyday meal more fun Vraiment une bonne option pour ceux qui recherche cette saveur qui rappel le sandwich oeuf mimosa, la recette est simple et délicieuse Aller voir la chaine youtube, y a plein de recette incroyable pour rendre les recettes du quotidien vraiment chouette Thank you and the PUL team for sharing thoses recipes

PUL Team - Nov. 25, 2022, 4:27 a.m.

Aw thank YOU, Carolane - it means so much 🤗


Diane K - Nov. 10, 2022, 2:36 p.m.

Mine did not turn that lovely egg yellow that yours is, maybe differences in turmeric and curry powders? I also added chopped celery, and have to say this was downright delicious. Thank you.

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2022, 6:11 p.m.

Hey there, Diane, yes different hues in the spices and dijon mustard impact the colour of this one. Fresh varieties tend to be the most vibrant. So glad it was still enjoyed 😃


Paula Howard - Oct. 24, 2022, 4:56 a.m.

I watched your Vegan Egg Salad recipe on YouTube and immediately ordered a jar of Kala Namak from Amazon so I could make this dish. It is without a doubt my favorite vegan recipe and I have prepared it several times. I smile whenever I taste it.

Love your channel and enjoy your positive attitude.

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 6:48 a.m.

Oh such a big compliment, Paula, thank you for the glowing review! 💛


Julia - Oct. 21, 2022, 5:14 p.m.

This recipe is simple yet flavorful. I love it!


Nina - Oct. 17, 2022, 1:42 p.m.

How to make curry powder at home?

PUL Team - Oct. 18, 2022, 1:28 a.m.

Hey there, Nina, thanks for the question. We generally use a pre-made curry powder mix from our local grocery store. From our understanding, it contains a variety of spices with a base of coriander, cumin, chili pepper, and turmeric. We'll note down an idea to create a curry powder recipe. In the meantime, you may find our tikka masala recipe (pickuplimes.com/recipe/tikka-…) or other curry powder recipes online helpful 😊


Katarina - Oct. 9, 2022, 7:14 p.m.

That was so good! My kids loved it (4 and 5 years old), and when I told them there are no eggs they couldn't believe it! They said I tricked them! Thanks PUL!

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2022, 10:47 p.m.

Aw so glad it was enjoyed by the little ones too, Katarina! Thank you 😊


Dalia - Sept. 27, 2022, 10:34 a.m.

The taste is good but it falls apart in the lunch nox

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

Hey Dalia, thanks for taking the time to share! If your bread is thinner you may find success with putting the layer of "egg" salad first since it's heavier for balance. We've also enjoyed this filling in a grilled sandwich and wrap which tend to be more sturdy if you're interested 🙂

Dalia - Oct. 3, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Thank you, a wrap sounds like a good idea!


LaRee - Sept. 19, 2022, 2:14 a.m.

Love this recipe! Made it for y grown son and he requests it almost weekly. I do add chopped onion and celery like my mother did. Also sometimes I add chopped capers and cornichons. My whole extended family like this vegan egg salad sandwich. Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

Mmm such lovely additions, LaRee, sounds delicious 😍


Jess - Aug. 19, 2022, 12:36 p.m.

Absolutely amazing. i prefer this to meat sandwiches. Thank you for sharing.

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2022, 1:23 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Jess!


Summer - Aug. 15, 2022, 10:03 p.m.

I love this recipe and I love so many of Sadia’s recipes as well. Thank you so much!!!

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2022, 1:55 a.m.

It means so much, Summer, thank you!


Rob - Aug. 9, 2022, 8:08 a.m.

I was a bit skeptical about tofu straight from the pack and a few simple ingredients, but how wrong was I! This is incredibly delicious! Just made it for breakfast and it's super filling too. Thank you Sadia for another amazing recipe! I started plant-based eating in January and PUL has been such an amazing help! I really appreciate the clear recipes and the great videos, it must be so much work!

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2022, 8:20 a.m.

Oh thank YOU, Rob, for the kind words and support! It means so much that the PUL content is being enjoyed and able to be part of the transition. Wishing you all the best on your plant-based journey 🌱


Breana - Aug. 1, 2022, 9:29 p.m.

Never in my life have I had a vegan egg salad taste better than actual egg salad and then more. This may be one of my favorite sandwiches. It was super easy and quick to make. My husband LOVED it! We've decided to have this in our lunch rotation at least once or twice a week. Seriously, one of the best things I've ever had.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 5:17 a.m.

Such a massive compliment, Breana, we're smiling from ear to ear!


Ateana - Aug. 1, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

I loved it so much! I adapted a bit because I was missing some things (like mustard. My groceries store didn't have a single pot of mustard on sell anymore ^^;;), but it was delicious, and it made it clear that this recipe is rather versatile in a "throw what's in the fridge on it" way. Egg salad sandwiches aren't a thing here (France), that I know of, so it was a great find. Very practical recipe, super easy and fast to make, and very filling for my post-workout hunger.
The only thing that I need to remember is to lower the amount of mayo. I didn't use vegan mayo (I'm not actually vegan, but I don't eat that much meat and I love your recipes, so it works out great) and I think it was probably... heavier? than vegan mayo. Or next time I should get light mayo maybe. Might even be healthier.
Anyway, great recipe, I love how easy, inexpensive, and filling it is.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 5:15 a.m.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the sandwich, Ateana, thank you 😊


Courtney R - July 21, 2022, 12:26 a.m.

Absolutely delicious! I wish I’d have had curry powder but definitely next time.

PUL Team - July 21, 2022, 6:19 a.m.

Thank you, Courtney, and we hope you enjoy it was the curry powder 🤗


Franziska - July 14, 2022, 8:38 a.m.

absolutely prefer this egg salad to every real egg salad that I have ever eaten . . . love it 😍🤗😋

PUL Team - July 14, 2022, 7:48 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Franziska, thanks a bunch!


Maria - July 12, 2022, 5:02 a.m.

This is awesome. I've made it three times already and every time I'm surprised at how good it tastes. It's just so easy and quick to make, just throw all the ingredients together and mix. I also love that it doesn't really need any special fresh ingredients, just things I keep on hand anyway (like tofu), which makes this an easy fallback dish that I need to remember to make more often!

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 5:49 a.m.

Beyond happy to hear the recipe is being enjoyed, Maria, it means so much 😊


Aeowyn - July 1, 2022, 1:22 a.m.

THE BEST EGGLESS SALAD RECIPE ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you PUL!!! <3

PUL Team - July 1, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

Thank YOU, Aeowyn!


Monica - June 26, 2022, 10:44 p.m.

Amazing! The whole family loves it - thank you


Yaël - June 24, 2022, 1:37 p.m.

This is so good, I have to hide it from the family or it'll be gone before I get home. And they're not even vegans.

PUL Team - June 25, 2022, 5:48 p.m.

Oh we're so glad the sandwich is being enjoyed by everyone, Yaël, thank you!


Susan - June 15, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

I was skeptical that this recipe would replace an egg salad sandwich but gave it a try and was I ever wrong. It was delicious, the flavour and the texture are great together. This recipe will definitely be a regular one in our house. I did not have the kala namak spice but had all of the other ingredients and we loved it!

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:17 a.m.

Awe it means so much, Susan, thank you for sharing the incredible review! So happy it was enjoyed 🙂


Aurora - June 14, 2022, 10:59 p.m.

This is SOOOOOOO good!


Sarah - June 10, 2022, 7:01 p.m.

This is the best "egg salad" dupe I have ever had. It's so good that it's become a regular part of our home menu. I know it says best when eaten the same day but I think it's perfect for meal prep. It's fast to put together and I make the mix on Sunday to have prepped to use for the next couple days of lunches. Sometimes I put it on bread, sometimes I put it in a wrap, sometimes it's just in a bowl with greens, tomatoes, red onion like a "deconstructed" sandwich bowl. Just a great filling.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Sarah, it's so appreciated! Love all of the variations to use the spread 😃


amanda - June 10, 2022, 6 p.m.

I subbed the chives with a few shakes of dried parsley and used mashed chickpeas instead of tofu and also added some apple cider vinegar for acidity
very good :D

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 3:33 p.m.

Ooo sound like lovely modifications, Amanda, thank you for taking the time to share!


Sandra - June 10, 2022, 2:42 p.m.

Delicious! and finally something different from the ready-made spreads from the supermarket... ;)

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 5:38 a.m.

Gotta love changing things up! Thank you, Sandra ✨


MaryBeth - June 10, 2022, 1:31 a.m.

I am in love with this eggless egg salad! I have tried using fresh dill in place of the chives and it is a great swap.

PUL Team - June 12, 2022, 10:27 p.m.

Mmm that sounds incredible! Thank you, MaryBeth 🙂


Sarina - June 9, 2022, 9:42 p.m.

So good for the summer. My favorite was to eat tofu!


Sarah - June 7, 2022, 2:13 p.m.

The best "egg" sandwich recipe! I love it!!!

PUL Team - June 8, 2022, 2:46 a.m.

A huge compliment, Sarah, thank you!


Hethe - May 31, 2022, 3:52 p.m.

We make this almost every week now!!!


Nat - May 31, 2022, 5:22 a.m.

I don't like eggs and I'm meh about sandwiches but this is delicious. I just used normal salt as I didn't want the sulfur taste and added pickles. Packs up perfectly for work or at home I've been toasting my bred before assembling.

PUL Team - May 31, 2022, 5:47 a.m.

We're so glad it's being enjoyed, Nat!


Gemma - May 21, 2022, 7:21 p.m.

This 'egg' salad is sssooo good guys, even sub out tofu for butter beans when I ran out. Thank you so much xxx

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 2:45 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Gemma, thank you for the feedback 😃


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 ☺️