If you haven’t jumped on the Meatless Monday bandwagon, today is one of the best days of the year to do so. After several days of indulgences, your gut needs a break. A meatless meal on the Monday after Thanksgiving doesn’t mean scraping the last bits of sweet potato casserole out of the dish and eating it with a side of green beans with crunchy onions and a stale dinner roll. After all those casseroles, a dinner salad is surely in order. Plus, if you still have Thanksgiving leftovers in your ‘fridge, it’s probably a good day to toss them.
This Tofu Salad With Chive-Ginger Oil is packed with enough protein to make it a filling main dish and the Asian flavors of the ginger, sesame and miso are the perfect antidote to all of the heavy American fare you’ve been gorging on since Thursday. Leftovers, if there are any, are brown-bag worthy, but keep the dressing on the side and add if before you eat so the greens don’t get soggy.