Easy greek salad with vegan cashew tzatziki
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Easy greek salad with vegan cashew tzatziki

Bright summer days calls for a nourishing light bowl of flavorful salad . Vegan , gluten free , soy free . Light filling meal option.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • For the cashew tzatziki dressing
  • 1 cup unsalted raw cashews soaked and drained
  • ½ cup or more water to adjust consistency
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh garlic grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or fresh *
  • ¼ teaspoon greek oregano*
  • Dash of pepper
  • ¼ cup grated cucumber
  • ¼ cup grated carrots
  • For the salad
  • 1 head lettuce chopped *
  • 1 can sliced olives *
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved *
  • 1 English cucumber cubed
  • ¼ cup crumbled firm tofu with a 1 teaspoon of lemon juice *

Instructions

  • For the dressing
  • In the blender / grinder blend first 6 ingredients for the dressing until smooth. Add 2 tablespoon more water if needed to adjust consistency.
  • Take it out in a bowl. Stir in the pepper, herbs, carrots and cucumber .
  • Taste test and chill until use.
  • For the salad .
  • In a big mixing bowl add everything except tofu . Just before serving drizzle in the dressing as required , top it with crumbled tofu and more dill if desired.
  • Mix well and serve.

Notes

Soak cashews overnight or atleast for 3 hours in equal amount of water. Discard the cashew water before blending.
I have used less water for grinding as cucumber has lot of water content which balances the consistency later.
If dill and oregano is unavailable you can use dried or freshly chopped mint .
For the salad use greens and other veggies of your choice . Feel free to customize
Feel free to use your favorite olives , pitted and sliced .
You can skip carrots and use cucumber entirely.
You can replace tofu with feta if not vegan.
You can add a dash of cayenne pepper to the salad if desired.