Here is a kid friendly salad that is hearty enough to be served for diner. The dressing is easy to whip up and the mandarin oranges are the star. I like to serve dinner salads during the summer a lot. They are so quick and easy and refreshing when it’s so hot outside. It’s also a great way to get more greens in my kiddos!
1 head of iceburg lettuce, chopped (can use any salad green you like, but for this recipe we prefer iceburg)
1 block extra-firm tofu, drained and diced
bag of shredded carrots
1 large container of mandarin oranges in juice, drained – or 2 10.5oz. cans
almond slivers, optional topping
4 Tbsp. tahini
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2-3 Tbsp. honey or agave
1 tsp. tamari
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. minced ginger
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper and put tofu in a single layer on sheet. Bake for 10 min, flip, then 10 more min until starting to brown. In a small bowl add all dressing ingredients and mix well. In a large salad bowl add all salad ingredients except almond slivers. Add dressing and top with almonds if desired.
*For more help incorporating more plant based foods into your family’s lifestyle look here.