High Protein Bean & Tofu Salad with Garlic Tahini Dressing

April 4, 2018

Salad

By: Chris Petrellese 

A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinner

A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinner

We are shattering the protein myth about vegans once and for all! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big ‘ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor.

A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinnerThere is something about digging into a big hearty salad that is just so satisfying. The crunch of fresh veggies mixed with the kick of a tangy tahini dressing hits the spot so perfectly. This is a perfect protein-packed meal that is not only healthy, but easy to pack up and take with you to school, work, or wherever life may take you.

A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinner

I’ve always been a fan of creamy dressings, so tahini is the perfect healthy alternative to having that creaminess factor without all of the added oils. I also like a nice crunch in my salads, so the crispy tofu is the perfect touch for that!

What is your favorite way to enjoy a salad? Let us know in the comments!

A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinner

If you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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A salad that is high in protein? Count me in! This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big 'ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor. #salad #protein #highprotein #veganprotein #proteinsalad #lunch #onthego #togo #school #work #lunchbox #bentobox #vegan #entree #dinner

High Protein Bean & Tofu Salad with Garlic Tahini Dressing


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

This salad is packed with protein and loaded with 3 different kinds of beans, some crispy tofu, and a big ‘ol bunch of fresh greens and veggies. To finish it off, we whipped up a quick and easy tahini garlic dressing that adds the perfect depth of flavor.


Ingredients

Crispy Baked Tofu

  • 1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed * (learn how to press it here)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder

Salad

  • 1/2 cup white beans
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup red beans
  • 2.5 oz. spring mix
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Add the tofu cubes to a large bowl, add in your soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and arrowroot powder or cornstarch.
  3. Use a spatula or spoon to fully coat the tofu cubes on all sides. Place the tofu on the lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing into a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients for the salad, including the crispy baked tofu. Pour over the desired amount of dressing, mix, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Cube the tofu by slicing the super firm block down the middle from the top on the short side, then lay the block flat and cut into half inch pieces both horizontally and vertically.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

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  1. When I was a freshman in college, I would combine beans and tofu to make a salad ALL the time. It tasted so delicious and I never got sick of it! Now that I make my own groceries, I’ve branched out to other kinds of dishes, but I definitely want to make something like this in the future! Your salad looks so delicious and it is indeed packed with protein!

  2. Jaiden says:

    Where does one get a yellow BELLOW pepper? 😉
    This sounds delish.

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