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Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad

The traditional flavors of Mexican street corn veganized and saladified. I think I made up those words.
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 people
Author: Lauren Hartmann

Ingredients

Tofu Cotija Cheese

  • 1 Block Extra firm tofu
  • 2 lbs. Kosher salt

Corn Salad

  • 3 Cans Yellow corn
  • 1/2 C. Vegan mayo
  • 1/2-1 Jalapeno, diced
  • 1/4 C. Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 C. Red onion,chopped
  • 2 Green onions,chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 C. Vegan Cotija Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Chili and Lime Seasoning(optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make the tofu Cotija cheese first. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut your block of tofu through the center on the side to make it thinner. Sprinkle with salt on both sides, and place on paper towels. Let it sit for about 15 minutes so some of the moisture is drawn out while the oven preheats. 
  • Fill a a baking dish with salt so the bottom is coated, it doesn't have to come up very high in the baking dish. Place your two pieces of tofu on top of the salt. Then pack more salt on top, covering completely.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until the salt has hardened and formed a crust and the salt has slightly browned. 
  • Let cool, then crack the salt shell and pull out the tofu. Let the tofu cool completely, then crumble. You can store this in an air tight container in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  • Once you are ready to make the corn salad, drain the corn, and pour into a large mixing bowl. Then stir in the remaining salad ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve! You can make this ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to party!

Notes

You can add 1/2 to a whole jalapeno depending on how hot you want it.
You can always add more lime if it needs more acid!