Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad
A simple and lovely recipe – quinoa and smoked tofu are a good taste combo, as well as being very nutritious. We offer you two versions:
- Cooked from scratch (although all the vegetable chopping and other preparation can be done while the quinoa is cooking).
- Cheatin’ version – this uses ready to eat quinoa plus ready-prepped salad veg
- Taifun Smoked Tofu is available from health food shops and Waitrose.*
- Raw and ready-cooked quinoa can be bought from most supermarket branches, health food shops and delis. The dried variety is cheaper and there are plenty of brands to choose from. The ready to eat version in pouches tends to be Merchant Gourmet’s although there are other brands, eg Food Doctor. There are also lots of cheaper grain combinations that include quinoa as well as other wholegrains.
Taifun Smoked Tofu
A statement from the manufacturers re its gluten-free statues: Soy-sauce contains a minimal amount of gluten, but this is so low, that we consider it as uncritical. However, if you’re seriously coeliac, please use another brand of smoked eg Clearspot or Dragonfly – you may wish to fry up the smoked variety and drizzle with tamari, a gluten-free soya sauce. Clearspot and Dragonfly also make marinated, ready-cooked tofu, each of which is GF.
Quinoa is inherently GF but some packs mix it with other grains which might not be, so always check the labels.
Optional extras / notes
The time depends on whether you use ready to eat ingredients or make the dish from scratch
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