Tested till perfect Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

If you're unfamiliar with tofu, this salad is a good way to try it. The strips of tofu are similar to marinated mozzarella in appearance, taste and texture. Serve this salad as a light lunch or first course with crusty bread.

By Carol Ferguson

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 4 oz 4ozextra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup 1cupbroccoli floretbroccoli florets
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)chickpeachickpeas
  • 1 1small sweet red peppersweet red peppers or sweet green pepper
  • 1/2 1/2seedless cucumberseedless cucumbers
  • 1 cup 1cuphalved cherry tomatocherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupblack oliveblack olives, (preferably Kalamata)
  • 3 oz 3ozmozzarella cheese, cubed (1/2 cup/125 mL)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 2 oz 2ozfeta cheese, crumbled

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1 1green oniongreen onions, minced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tspDijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried basil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspolive oil
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Preparation

Dressing: In bowl, whisk vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil.

Cut tofu into 1-1/2 inch (4 cm) long strips, about 1/4 inch (5 mm) wide; add to dressing. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook broccoli just until tender-crisp; drain and refresh under cold water. Drain again; place in large bowl.

Rinse chickpeas under cold water; drain and add to bowl.

Slice sweet red pepper into thin strips and cut cucumber into chunks; add to bowl along with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, parsley, dressing and tofu. Toss gently.

Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To serve, toss gently and sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 270 pro 13g total fat 16g carb 21g
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