Since the last Monday of the month is New Year’s Day, I’m going to omit that day and post a second time this week instead on Krampusnacht (December 6). This dish is part of La Cocina de Leslie’s Food of the Month Club (this month is devoted to side dishes).
Tofu or Octopus Salad (Ensalada de Pulpo)
Firm tofu OR octopus 1 lb. cooked
Red onion 1/2 of one large: peeled
Garlic 1 clove, peeled
Red bell pepper 1/2 of one: washed, stemmed, and seeded
Corn 1/2 cup
Pimiento stuffed olives 1/2 cup
Cilantro 1 tbsp, washed and coarsely chopped
Dried bay leaves 2
1. In a blender, blend the vinaigrette with the onion, garlic, bell pepper, cilantro, and bay leaves. Use that as the salad dressing. If the taste if too strong for you (it is for me), mix it with 1 cup of mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise.
2. Stir dressing immediately before serving.