Vegan Indian Chopped Salad w/ Tofu Paneer + Cumin Curry Lime Vinaigrette
Difficulty: 2/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 2/3 (3 being spiciest)
Realistic (no lies) Prep & Cook Time: 40 minutes
The Challenge: Vegan Indian Chopped Salad
THIS IS A PREVIEW. THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN UPCOMING COOKBOOK
One of my many upcoming recipes for my cookbook! This is what I call a “Go To” Masterpiece. Its a simple but delicious … salad. Yep, that’s right homies. I made a frikin salad. But OMG. It is a SALAD.
I call it an Indian Chopped Salad. It combines Indian-inspired flavors with a Vegan Tofu Paneer, Crispy Rice Noodles, veggies, and a delicious Cumin Curry Lime Vinaigrette. This dish is something you can whip up in less than 40 minutes, and it is so healthy D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. Yummmmmm!
We start with a base of arugula, cabbage, and cilantro. We combine Indian flavors like toasted sesame seeds, crispy rice noodles, carrots, lime, cucumber, and much more! The key to this dish, though, is tofu paneer. We dry out tofu, dredge in cornstarch, dunk in flaxmeal milk, and then combine with Indian spiced flour that we pan fry.
The crispy noodles are an amazing topper that we soak in hot water, cook in oil/spices, and then broil to make extra crispy! AMAZING. These crispy noodles are literally worth the price of admission.
This dish seems elaborate at first glance but is really easy, healthy as hell, and so amazing.
This makes salad … AWESOME + VEGAN + YESSSS.
Let’s get into it!
Cumin Curry Lime Vinegarette
1 medium lime, juiced
2 tbl white balsamic vinegar
2 tbl sesame oil
2 tbl olive oil
2 tbl liquid aminos or soy sauce
1 tbl sriracha
Spices: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups red cabbage, diced
2 cups green cabbage, diced
1 medium cucumber, diced into small matchsticks
4 medium carrots, diced into matchsticks
1/4 cup green onions, diced
1 cup cilantro, diced
3 cups arugula
3 radishes, sliced
1/2 cup cashews, raw
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
14oz extra firm tofu, drained
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup dairy-free milk + 2 tbl flaxmeal
1/4 cup brown rice
2 tbl nutritional yeast
Spices: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbl sesame oil
1 tbl olive oil
6oz vermicelli rice noodles
1 tbl olive oil
Spices: pinch of coriander, 2 pinches of curry powder, pinch of onion powder, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper