Composed Salad with Pickled Beets & Smoked Tofu


This composed salad is an artful arrangement of greens, hard-boiled egg, smoked tofu, beets and snap peas drizzled with a cool, creamy dill dressing.

a recipe photo of the Composed Salad with Pickled Beets and Smoked Tofu
Prep Time:
15 mins
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings

What Is a Composed Salad?

A salad can be served as a tossed salad or a composed salad. In a tossed salad, the ingredients are placed in a bowl and mixed with a salad dressing. In a composed salad, various ingredients are arranged on a serving platter or plates with the salad dressing drizzled on top or served on the side.

What Is Smoked Tofu?

Baked smoked tofu is a variety of tofu with a savory smoked flavor and a firm, toothsome texture. It's ready to eat right out of the package. If you can't find smoked tofu, any seasoned baked tofu will do the trick.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 6 cups torn Boston or Bibb lettuce

  • 2 cups torn radicchio

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled and quartered

  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

  • 8 ounces baked smoked tofu, diced

  • 1 cup diced pickled beets

  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved


  1. Combine sour cream, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Combine lettuce and radicchio in a large bowl; divide among 4 large plates and top with equal portions of hard-boiled egg, tomato wedges, tofu, beets and snap peas. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing over each salad.


To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Vitamin A 4052IU 81%
Vitamin C 25mg 28%
Folate 130mcg 32%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 620mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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