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The only Tofu Salad recipe you need
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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Notes

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