Vegan prawn tofu cocktail is a refreshingly light, flavour packed dish that is perfect for a special Holiday meal starter, light lunch or as a sandwich/tortilla wrap filling.Dish up with deliciously crunchy breadstick croutons and tasty salad. Or prepare the tofu cocktail sauce, minus the tofu, and drizzle over your favourite salad fruit and veggies.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 20mins
Cook Time 0mins
Bake croutons 13mins
Total Time 33mins
Baking tray with a layer of greaseproof/baking paper if necessary
Tofu 'prawn' cocktail:
250gramssmoked tofuor thereabouts can be a little less or more than this weight. or replace with cooked pearl barley, can of chickpeas/kidney beans etc.
3tablespoonsvegan plain yogurt
1teaspoonmustardI used ordinary mustard intended for hotdogs and the like. Can replace with horseradish sauce
Preheat the oven to 180 Fan/ 200 Celsius/ 392 Fahrenheit/ Gas 6.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper if necessary.
Prepare the breadstick croutons:
Cut 4 slices of bread into 4 breadsticks each. Add the sticks to a bowl along with the apple cider vinegar and mixed dried herbs.
Lay the breadsticks out on a baking tray, season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 10 minutes, flip the sticks over, and bake for a further 3 minutes.
Prepare the vegan prawn tofu cocktail:
Chop the tofu into small pieces. Add to a bowl along with the tomato ketchup, vegan mayonnaise, vegan plain yogurt, mustard, lemon juice and Worcester sauce.
Mix the sauce well through the tofu pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Chill for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, but if you really can't wait then serve right away.
Add a layer of lettuce to your serving dishes and share out the tofu cocktail. Sprinkle a little dried dill over the top, and chuck on a few chopped spring/green onion pieces for extra tastiness.
Give each serving a few breadstick croutons and some cherry/plum tomatoes.
Nutritional information is provided for guidance only and is not a strict calculation as ingredients vary.
The smoked tofu used for this recipe was the Tofoo.co brand.
Plain firm tofu can be used instead with a teaspoon of smoked paprika added to the sauce if liked.
In the US prawns are better known as shrimps.
Leftover tofu cocktail can be stored in the fridge within a covered container for up to 3 days. The flavours of tofu prawn cocktail improve the longer it sits! Its recommended to prepare the tofu cocktail the day before serving.
Its not advised to freeze tofu cocktail as the creamy sauce and tofu texture will change.
Any leftover cocktail sauce can be drizzled over a salad or spread on a tasty sandwich to add extra delicious flavours.
Tofu cocktail can be used as a baked potato filling, sandwich filling, side dish, or even enjoyed as a snack with a few crackers or oatcakes.