Pictures and brief instructions on how to make vegan blackened tofu caesar salad behind the cut:
Making this blackened tofu caesar salad is incredibly easy!
You will need:
extra firm tofu, cubed
vegan margarine or oil
"blackening" seasoning. I like Chef Paul Prudhomme's "Blacked Redfish Magic" (don't worry, it's vegan!)
your favorite hot sauce, if desired
your favorite salad greens (I like butter lettuce and spinach)
carrots, radishes, green peppers, onions, or whatever you like on your salads
croutons, store-bought or homemade
a tasty dressing (I like Annie's Goddess dressing http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/annies-goddess-dressing.htm)
If you are using margarine, melt the margarine in the oven or microwave. Combine melted margarine or oil with blackening seasoning and a dash of hot sauce, if desired, until it makes sort of a thin paste, enough to coat your cubes of tofu. Fry the coated tofu in a small amount of margarine or oil until the tofu has a slightly blackened crust on the outside. Remove tofu from pan. Arrange your lettuce, spinach, and veggies into a nice salad bed for your spicy tofu. Put the tofu and croutons onto the salad base. Drizzle your favorite dressing on top. Eat, enjoy!
This is a meal in itself, I made it at least once a week during summer. My boyfriend likes it with fake bacon bits, too. Yum.