Firm tofu is a creative stand-in for bread cubes when it comes to topping this salad. For the best results, use silken tofu for a creamy dressing and regular water-packed tofu for the "croutons." Prepare and chill the dressing up to three days ahead.
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To prepare dressing, place first 7 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into a small bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons cheese.
To prepare croutons, press tofu between paper towels until barely moist. Sprinkle tofu with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tofu; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides.
To prepare salad, combine lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, and dressing in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese.
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