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What is a Pressed Salad?

raw portabellaBy now many of you have heard that you can use your TofuXpress to make pressed salads.  For those of you who may not know what a pressed salad is we are here to share the basics on and the benefits of pressed salads.

What is a Pressed Salad?

Pressed salads are very similar to traditional salads, the key separation is that the pressed salad components are compressed to change texture, increase flavor, and add health benefits.  These types of salads are common in Macrobiotic and Raw Food diets and have Japanese origins.

Benefits of Pressed Salads:

  • Pressing fruits and vegetables before eating them helps break down some of the hard to digest fibers, an action that would regularly be achieved by cooking the vegetables.
  • Pressing salads, rather than cooking, preserves and promotes enzymes, which...
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Raw Portabella Salad

Raw Portabella Salad

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  1. 1 package of sliced Portabella mushrooms (approximately 1 u00bd cups)
  2. 1 sweet Vidalia Onion
  3. 1 Red Bell Pepper
  4. 1/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce
  1. Place Portabella mushroom slices into TofuXpress. Coat with half of the Teriyaki Sauce. Assemble the TofuXpress and press for 2 hours or overnight. Do not dispose of the juice that forms on top of the TofuXpress as this will become part of the salad dressing. When done pressing, pour juice into mixing bowl and remove mushrooms from the Tofuxpress and place in the same bowl. Coarsely chop mushrooms and stir to coat mushrooms in juice.
  2. Finely slice the onion and the pepper. Slice into quarters...
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