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Coronation tofu salad sandwiches

An easy make-ahead lunchbox idea, inspired by the classic British dish coronation chicken. With grated tofu and a creamy curried sauce, this simple dish is full of flavour!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Light lunch
Cuisine: British
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


For the coronation tofu salad:

  • 200 g (~ 7 oz) firm tofu, drained
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • Few sprigs fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp raisins or sultanas
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1/2 tsp mild curry powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

To assemble:

  • 4 slices bread
  • Small handful salad leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced


  • Grate the block of tofu using the large holes on a standard cheese grater. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan, and add the grated tofu. Cook over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly. You don't want the tofu to become overly browned or crispy, just to firm up and turn a light golden colour. When cooked, set aside to cool.
  • Add the cooled tofu to a bowl, along with the remaining coronation tofu ingredients. Mix well to combine. The tofu salad will keep well in the fridge for 3 days.
  • When ready, assemble the sandwiches with salad leaves and slices of tomato, topped with the coronation tofu.


Feel free to double or triple the recipe if you'd like to make a big batch to see you through the week!


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 7.5g | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4.1mg