Asian Tofu Salad

Asian Tofu Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The best thing about tofu - besides its nutritional value - is the way it carries other flavors, such as the tanginess of this sesame dressing. Serve this warm salad with crunchy breadsticks and a tall glass of iced jasmine tea.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm, water-packed tofu, rinsed, patted dry and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped

Preparation

  1. Whisk canola oil, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and salt in a bowl.
  2. Place tofu and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes total. Remove from the heat, add 1 tablespoon of the dressing to the pan and stir to coat.
  3. Toss greens, carrots and cucumber with the remaining dressing. Serve immediately, topped with the warm tofu.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: The dressing (Step 1) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Whisk just before using.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 236
  • % Daily values *
  • 25% Total Fat 16g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 21% Potassium 749mg
  • 19% Sodium 454mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • 20% Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Sugars 9g
  • 22% Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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