Granted, you don't actually have to reserve this tasty mix of smoked tofu, shallot, and cornichons for the warm months, but the salty and savory salad begs to be topped with fresh produce and served open-faced. Think sliced radishes, spicy greens, or—of course—nice big slices of tomato.
Grated smoked tofu gives great flavor and texture, and plays extremely well with finely diced shallot and briny little pickles. Dress it all up a bit further with a touch of Dijon and dill, and breezy summer lunches are no sweat at all.
Dead Simple Smoked Tofu Salad Sandwich (for Summer)
8 oz smoked tofu, such as Soy Boy brand
1 shallot, minced
5 cornichons, thinly sliced (about 2 TBSP)
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
Grate tofu into a mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine. Serve at once or chill until ready to use.