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Spicy Vegan Egg Salad

Are you a vegan sick of tofu scrambles? A non-vegan curious about egg alternatives? This spicy vegan egg salad is for both of you and everyone in between.

I would have called this a “hot” vegg (vegan egg) salad, but that lacked sense, ring, and allure. Who wants a hot egg salad? Who am I kidding, I’ll try anything nutso in a heartbite. This spicy vegan egg salad (eek, four separate words,) is high-protein, gluten-free, WFPB, and frugal. No vegan mayo or laboratory-grown eggs are required! That’s great news if those ingredients don’t align with your tastebuds or budget.

Spicy Vegan Egg Salad

Makes enough for 2 stuffed sandwiches (scant 2 cups)
  • 5 oz. firm tofu pressed for 10 minutes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric and smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: black salt (kala namak,) black pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons spicy hummus*
  • 1/3 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 small celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon spicy or regular mustard
  • To taste and to top, respectively: hot sauce and red clover sprouts
  1. Slice tofu into tack-sized cubes. They should look like rectangular bites of boiled egg.
  2. Toss tofu in all spices until yellow and sulfuric.
  3. Fold in veggies, then coat everything in hummus and mustard.
  4. Spoon onto UN-toasted bread, crackers, or tortillas. Top with clover sprouts and criss-cross dowse with hot sauce.

*spicy hummus is subjective. Use a hot-flavored variety such as red pepper, harissa, chipotle, sriracha, salsa verde, the list goes on. I used pineapple jalapeno hummus because fruit is my spirit animal. Fat content/calories will vary depending on the hummus used, as mine only contains 45 calories per ounce.

Nutrition Facts: 310 calories | 17g protein | 4g fiber | 8g fat

In my first post, I jokingly added clovers to the ingredient list. But after some soul-searching and entering an exotic foods challenge at the local co-op, I discovered red clover sprouts. Those little micro-greens (micro-reds?) have enlightened me. Disliking alfalfa sprouts has been my biggest hippie disgrace, but clover sprouts have healed that ailment. Cram them into a pita, sprinkle them over a salad, and pile them onto a spicy vegan egg salad sammy!

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

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