Mar 302011

The sun is out, the air is warm, and I’m stuck with a cold!! What?! I survived the entire winter without getting fully sick at all, but it finally caught up to me in these first couple weeks of Spring! So, instead of cooking and baking, I have been tossing back cough drops, Robitussin and a ridiculous amout of hot tea–not exactly my ideal diet. Despite my runny nose and embarrassingly loud cough, I am still determined to enjoy the beautiful weather outside and stay productive!

The transition from Winter to Spring is so wonderful because the flowers start blooming, flip flops, pool weather, and tons of ice cream are so clearly in sight. This is also around the time where salad becomes one of my favorite meals to enjoy outside as those warm sun rays hit my shoulders. This tofu and broccoli salad in particular is light and healthy. The crunchy lettuce, tasty edamame, and soft tofu make a refreshing combination. Add in the broccoli, some cheese and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper and you have yourself a delicious meal fit for any Spring day. And if you are not a fan of tofu, it can be easily replaced by grilled chicken!

Tofu and Broccoli Salad:

Romaine lettuce (or mixed baby greens)
Tofu (I usually get the firm kind)
Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese
Edamame (I buy them shelled and frozen from Trader Joe’s)
Asian Sesame Dressing
Salt and Pepper

Wash and cut up the lettuce. Cut the tofu into small cubes. Steam tofu and edamame together for 5 minutes. Once cooled, add to salad. Then add in broccoli and cheese. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste, and top it off with the sesame dressing! (I also added some pepperoncini since I had some in the fridge!)

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!

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  1. I can’t do tofu – my body freaks out.

    But I like the idea of adding more creative salads to my diet. I’m trying to love vegetables. I really am….

    • You can take out the tofu and throw in some grilled chicken! And yes, I love finding creative salads too! Somehow, veggies taste better when the sun is out. Thanks for reading!

  2. Yummmmmy! I’m a vegetarian, so this is absolutely perfect!

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