This refreshing vegan egg salad sandwich is made with scrambled tofu mixed with fresh herbs and spices and topped with mixed greens and fresh tomatoes.
I’ve mentioned before that I used to love eggs. It’s hard to imagine now but 10 years ago, when transitioning to a vegan diet, eggs were the hardest food to give up. Fortunately, I learned very quickly that there is a vegan alternative to everything. In the past decade especially there has been incredible growth in vegan food options both in the grocery stores and made-at-home techniques to replicate anything.
This vegan egg salad sandwich is no exception. It tastes nearly identical to the egg salads I remember in my pre-vegan days and made from entirely plant-based foods.
It doesn’t get better than that, friends!
How to Make Vegan Egg Salad
This tofu egg salad is also filled with lots of herbs: Italian parsley, dill, and chives and spices such as paprika and garlic for a salad that is fresh, healthy, and full of flavor. Put it in between to slices of toasted seedy bread, and you’ve got yourself one easy and delicious vegan lunch!
All you need to make this salad is:
- extra-firm tofu
- Italian parsley
- fresh dill
- vegan mayonnaise
- dijon mustard
- nutritional yeast
- green onion
Not only is this vegan egg salad delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make (like 10 minutes!) and is a fantastic source of vegan protein.
Best tofu for Tofu Egg Salad
For the base of this salad, I use sprouted tofu. Sprouted tofu is made from sprouted soybeans (rather than cooked) for tofu that is higher in protein, iron, and calcium. In fact, just 3 ounces of sprouted tofu has about 10 grams of protein! Besides being a very healthy food, tofu is a great egg substitute in this recipe because it has a similar texture and will absorb any flavor you add to it.
IS THIS TOFU EGG SALAD GLUTEN-FREE?
Why, yes it is! If you are making a sandwich, just pick up some gluten-free bread and you’re good to go!
CAN THIS VEGAN EGG SALAD BE SOY-FREE?
Sure! If you are looking for a soy-free option, I recommend trying chickpeas, runner-up for my favorite plant-based tuna substitute. Substituting chickpeas is super simple. One: drain and rinse them thoroughly. Two: put them in a bowl and mash them until only a few large pieces remain (no boiling needed!). Three: Add your remaining ingredients and you’ve got yourself a soy-free vegan egg salad.
Serving and Storing Tofu Egg Salad
This salad should be served chilled. It’s best when it has at least 4 hours to chill before serving. Once you are ready to serve, taste and adjust seasonings. Serve it on bread or a bed of lettuce.
Leftover salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Classic Vegan Salad Recipes
Are there classic salad recipes you no longer enjoy now that you’re vegan? Don’t worry! I’ve veganized them. Make sure to check out:
- Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
- Vegan Pasta Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
- Vegan Spring Quinoa Salad
- Tempeh Tuna Salad
- Classic Vegan Cobb Salad
But before you check out those, let’s take a look at the recipe card below.
Keyword: Vegan Egg Salad
Calories: 365 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
- 8 oz extra firm sprouted tofu
- 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegan mayonaise
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon green onion, minced
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 slices of whole grain bread
- a small handful of mixed greens
- cherry tomatoes
- vegan mayonnaise
- dijon mustard, optional
- In a medium bowl crumble tofu to a consistency similar to scrambled eggs. Add the remaining egg salad ingredients and mix to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- To make sandwiches, toast two pieces of bread. Spread vegan mayonnaise and dijon mustard on the toasted bread. Layer with greens and tomatoes and then top with about 1/2 cup of egg salad. Serve immediately.