Not Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

Not Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

Not Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you, today. I know that vegan egg salad (or egg salad made with tofu) is not a new idea; however, I recently learned about this amazing salt called Kala Namak that I’m so thrilled about finding. Kala Namak is a black mineral salt that has a sulphurous aroma and taste which mimics eggs. This salt is perfect for dishes that are using egg substitutes, like egg salad.

I must admit that I was skeptical but I had to order this black Indian mineral salt immediately. When my package arrived, I stopped everything and made a tofu scrambler (scrambled eggs made with tofu). I was so surprised that it really made my tofu smell and taste like eggs. Even the hubs couldn’t believe the tofu transformation. This has probably been the best kept vegan secret of all time!

EZ Tofu Press

Press your tofu block. If you don’t have a tofu press, just press between two plates and set a heavy object on top. I pressed mine about 20 minutes.

Tofu Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

Crumble tofu into a bowl.

Tofu Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

Add veggies, seasonings and spices.

Tofu Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

Voila – Not Egg Salad that tastes & smells like eggs!

Not Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)


  • 14 oz tofu, extra firm, drained & pressed
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/8 cup onion, chopped,
  • 2 dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/8 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp pickle juice
  • pinch turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp Kala Namak (black mineral salt)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Press tofu block & crumble into a bowl.
  2. Add diced veggies.
  3. Add wet ingredients.
  4. Add spices (turmeric, kala namak, pepper).
  5. Mix well.

Since I’m still in a “small bites” state of mind, serve these on cocktail pumpernickel bread and garnish with chives for the big game …

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  1. Wow, cool, I’m so glad I stopped by and found out about this Kala Namak, what a great idea to make a vegan egg salad with it! Saltworks is local to me and they have a retail showroom, I should stop by, pick up some Kala Namak and check out all their other salts. I already have a different black salt, Kilauea, which does not have the sulfurous qualities of Kala Namak.
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  2. Nice article
    I will try this.It’s looking delicios

  3. Woo hoo, another tofu press user! I have a different one, but I couldn’t go back to pressing my tofu with plates or cutting boards now–the press is so much better. Using kala namak in this is such a brilliant idea!
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  4. Wow CJ – this salt sounds pretty amazing! I have to get some!!
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  5. Love your star bread-so fun! I love all eggs, except hard boiled, so no egg salad for me, but I think I might like this tofu version-maybe minus the Kala namak. Such an interesting find though!

  6. I am VERY intrigued and am ordering NOW! thanks for this, I think I had learned about it in my vegan immersion class last summer, but you just reminded me of it…
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  7. This looks perfect to indulge in on a Saturday morning :)

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  8. Okay now – this is odd: Just last night a blogger friend of mine put some bacon flavored salt in a recipe she made. I’ve never heard of these types of flavored salts – it this a trend? If so, I can relax because our state is generally 2-3 years behind everyone else! :) Could I put the bacon salt and egg salt on a biscuit and have breakfast? The egg salad dish looks very good.
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    • I don’t know if this is a trend or not but I’m definitely going to start checking out specialty salts. I’ve been using Himalayan sea salt for years but that’s about it :-)

  9. You discovered Kala Namak!! It’s so cute, to see your excitement. Kala Namak makes blandest of food taste heavenly, and it’s as vegan as you can get. Congrats on your discovery!!
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