Strawberry Tofu Feta Salad

I’m baaaaaack. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted… or read a single blog post. My apologies as I do love the little blogging community I have built up and friends I have made over the years. I just needed a break. It started with a technology free weekend in Tahoe (you know I love my tech free weekends!) and when I got back, I got laid out with a really nasty stomach bug that had me out of commission for about a week. After that, I just had a hard time catching back up on life, so I had to take care of myself first before I could do other things. I have missed blogging terribly though, so although I’m not sure I can be quite as involved as I was before, I’d like to see where this takes me again. Thanks for all check ins and cute notes =)

And taking time off of things, means more time for socializing with my awesome vegan posse:

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Now, on to a fun, summer salad!

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I don’t know about you – but it is HOT here. I have not been much for turning the oven or stove on. But a girl still needs to eat! And although I’m tending to crave cooler meals like salads, I still want them to be delicious & filling. We had a fun long weekend in LA several weeks ago and a restaurant served up a salad similar to this, so I had to recreate it when I got home. Perfect for hot summer days and strawberry season.

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Strawberry Tofu Feta Salad
4 heaping cups of baby spinach, washed and patted dry
1 pint of strawberries, washed, de-stemmed and sliced
a handful of roughly chopped pecans

Tofu Feta
1 8oz. block of firm tofu, cubed
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of nutritional yeast
1/8 tsp each of dried oregano, thyme and basil
a generous sprinkle of salt & pepper

Place the cubed tofu in a an airtight dish with the marinade ingredients and allow to sit for at least 1 hour (the longer the better!).

Strawberry Vinaigrette
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.

Layer the spinach on a plate, add the tofu, strawberries & pecans and drizzle on some vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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This really hits the spot. It could also make for a good packed lunch for work, but keep the dressing separate.

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What summer foods are you enjoying?

15 thoughts on “Strawberry Tofu Feta Salad

    1. Ah yes, sometimes I forget that many people are not in the same weather zone as me 😉
      Thanks Johanna. I am looking forward to getting back into things and seeing what others have been up to.

  1. It is soooo funny we both posted a tofu feta recipe on the same day!!! We’re bloggy twins! I’m excited to try your version!

    I’ve missed you! I hear you about a break though, it was well needed. Glad you’re feeling like you can maybe do a little more blogging . :)

    1. Way too funny haha. I can’t wait to try yours =) Sounds awesome!
      Aw thanks! I’ve missed seeing what other bloggers are up to, I look forward to getting back into it, slowly, but surely.
      Thanks girl!

  2. So good to have you back, its good to have a IT break, but sometimes harder to get back into the flow too. I do like strawberry salad and this one does look good, though i have yet to try tofu feta!

    1. Oh IT breaks are my favourite haha. I really need them from time to time, the problem is I normally wait until it’s too late and just completely give it all up without any warning at all 😉
      Thanks Shaheen – I hope you like it!

  3. Always look after yourself first. <3
    It is winter here, but I have been enjoying strawberries as well! Strawberries always seem better here in winter, in summer they are mostly mouldy mush before you even get them home!

    1. Strawberries are better in winter there, huh? Interesting. That is most definitely not the case here, although sadly we are having a poor strawberry season from too much winter rains. Thanks Susan =)

    1. Feeling better. And caught up on everything except blogging! Trying to get caught up, but it seems I only really have time to make posts instead of read others, which makes me very sad. I think things will calm down after the summer though and I should have more time. Thanks Kari =)

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