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The only Tofu Salad recipe you need

The only tofu salad recipe you need

This tofu salad recipe is going to blow your mind. It's simple, easy, and delicious—and all you have to do is mix up a few ingredients and toss them together.
Course Salad
Keyword baked tofu recipe, best tofu recipe, how to cook tofu, tofu salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • ¼ block tofu (scrambled or cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup mixed greens (containing baby spinach, lettuce, kale, and arugula)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped red and green bell peppers
  • ¼ cup chopped red onions
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)

Tofu Marinade

  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive or sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Balsalmic Dressing

  • 4 tbsps balsamic vinegarette
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


Preparing the Tofu

  • Drain tofu and pat dry with a paper towel. Break the tofu into crumbles and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and all other spices for the marinade together. Once combined, add in the tofu.
  • Cover the bowl with sealing wrap and leave to marinate for at least 30 mins (This gives the tofu enough time to soak up the ingredients.)
  • To a skillet on medium heat, add some olive oil, and saute the marinated tofu until browned (usually about 10 minutes).

Balsamic Vinegarette Dressing

  • In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegarette, olive oil, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, minced garlic, and honey.

Making the salad

  • Add all mixed greens into a shallow bowl, then top with sliced carrots, cherry tomatoes, red & green bell peppers, onions, and tofu.
  • Gently pour in the vinegarette dressing and combine.
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds (optional) and serve.


Feel free to use any mixed greens you prefer. If you have only spinach or lettuce, that would work just fine.