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Vegan Caprese Salad

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2
  • Category: Salads, EntrĂ©es, Sides & Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Italian

Vegan Caprese salad, a delicious plant-based version of this popular Italian salad. It’s a super simple recipe and only requires 9 ingredients.

Vegan Caprese Salad. - Vegan Caprese salad, a delicious plant-based version of this popular Italian salad. It's a super simple recipe and only requires 9 ingredients. #vegan #glutenfree #simpleveganblog
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Ingredients

For the cheese:

  • 5 oz firm tofu (140 g)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the salad:

  • 3 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop the tofu and use a fork to crumble it into bite-sized pieces. Add the tofu and the rest of the cheese ingredients to a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Add the tofu cheese and the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately. Best when fresh, keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Notes

  • Any types of tomatoes are okay.
  • Feel free to use our vegan mozzarella or any other homemade or store-bough vegan cheese you like.
  • If you want to reduce the amount of fat in this recipe, add less oil or use some lemon juice or any oil-free dressing instead.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 8.1 g
  • Sodium: 73 mg
  • Fat: 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g