Caprese salad.... I actually got this idea from Dan's Good Side, a blog I recently found and LOVE! You should go check it out. He has some amazing food!
The veg group on The Holiday, as I have ever so rightly dubbed it, could not get enough of this salad. The carnivores, wait, the carnivore (singular) could not get enough of it. In fact, as I ever so selfishly ate the small amount of left overs last night. In front of him. He was totally hinting that he wanted some.
Me: 'yep... it was really good. It is really good. Mmmhmm'.
Licks lips. Eyes, never leaving the salad or my fork.
This salad is ridiculously easy, super tasty and surprising, to vegans and carnivores alike.
Thanks Dan, for the great idea!
Yield: About 6 servings
1 block extra firm tofu, cubed
4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons dried oregano
2 Tablespoons GarLic it! jarred, marinated basil garlic (this stuff is awesome. The end.)
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, halved, then halved again and sliced
15-20 fresh basil leaves, julienned
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Combine tofu, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and GarLic it! in a sealable container. Ensure that tofu is evenly covered and let marinate at least 30 minutes. The longer you let it go the more mariante-y and delicious it will be.
While your tofu is in marination, combine tomatoes and onion in another bowl and toss with a little salt and pepper.
When tofu is ready, add it to the tomato and onion and then add the basil. Give it all a toss and you're ready to go.
Eat it by itself or serve it with crusty bread and soup. It would also make a fun appetizer at a party. Think skewers.
p.s. stay tuned for an awesome guest post by Lazaro over at Lazaro Cooks! He is one of my most favorite food bloggers and he has ever so graciously agreed to do a guest post for little old me. You lucky folks will get to read all about his amazingness while I fly across the country on my way to Italy. Lucky you!
p.p.s. I also have a review coming up. The fantastic folks over at Snack Taxi sent me their awesome reusable sandwich/snack bags to review. Um I love them! But that's not my official review. Official review coming soon, for sure!