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TLT Pasta Salad (Tofu Vegetarian Pasta Salad)

The perfect summer BBQ side dish


Tofu Pieces

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup nutritional yeast

Pasta Salad

  • 500 g (1 lb) rotini pasta cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


Tofu Pieces

  1. Preheat oven to 425 and cook the pasta on your stove top if you haven't already.

  2. Mix soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder and nutritional yeast together at the bottom of a medium sized mixing bowl.

  3. Crumble the tofu (1 inchish pieces) into the bowl and mix until the pieces are well coated

  4. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes flipping once halfway through. Let cool before adding to the salad.

  5. This makes a lot of tofu, but it's unrealistic to say cook just half a block. I add what I want to the salad and store the rest in an airtight container to snack on as is or add to other salads.


  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and set aside.

Pasta Salad

  1. Mix all of the salad ingredients, tofu and dressing together in a large bowl. Serve and enjoy!