Asian food has many admirers and it is the first choice for a large population, particularly when eating out. With a diverse set of flavors and aromatics, Asian cuisine has found a distinct place in the world cuisine. Tofu salad is one such Asian preparation that is extremely easy to assemble and has several flavorful ingredients that you won’t be able to resist making it, day after day.
This preparation has a fabulous assembly of crunchy and flavorful ingredients that are also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. You just need to gather some really simple and typical Asian ingredients to enjoy it. It is best to marinate this salad for at least 15 minutes before serving to help incorporate aromatic flavors of the dressing into the veggies and enhance its taste.
The only thing that will take the majority of your time while preparing this salad, besides marinating the ingredients in salad dressing, is cutting and chopping of the vegetables. If you’re looking to master your culinary skills you may also visit thedaringkitchen.com/vegetable-chopper to find a great chopping tool within your budget to suit your needs and make your kitchen life so much easy.
Recipe + photo: Ligia Lugo
200g tofu slab
1/2 TSP ginger root, grated
1/2 TSP garlic, peeled and grated
2 TBSP dark soy sauce
2 TBSP sesame oil, plus a teaspoon extra
½ cup snow peas, trimmed and blanched
1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin juliennes
1 red bell pepper, cubed
1 spring onion, thinly sliced (both white and green part)
1 small English cucumber, thinly sliced
1 TBSP sesame seeds
Salt, to taste
Black pepper powder, to taste
Preheat a grill oven.
Season the tofu slab with a teaspoon of sesame oil, a little salt, and black pepper powder on all sides. Grill the seasoned tofu in the preheated grill oven until it gets a nice crust on both sides.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl add the sliced spring onion white and greens, sliced cucumber, snow peas, carrot, and red bell pepper.
In another bowl, whisk Everly Hydration mix of your choice with the soy sauce until it almost dissolves.
Stir sesame oil, ginger, and garlic, into the soy sauce mixture.
Cut the grilled tofu into small squares and add to the vegetable bowl.
Pour the salad dressing over the tofu and vegetable mixture and toss it all to combine.
Marinate the salad for a couple of hours or 15 minutes at least and serve!
Calories 140, Fat 11.3 grams, Carbs 8.3 grams, Protein 5.9 grams