Sesame Tofu Salad

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
2 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus more if needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • One 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • One 10-ounce package mixed greens
  • 1 cup red grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
  • One 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • To make the dressing: Put the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, garlic and 2/3 cup of the olive oil into a blender. Blend until completely emulsified. Taste the dressing and adjust to your taste, adding more vinegar or sugar as needed. Pour half of the dressing into a jar and refrigerate for the salad.

  • Put the tofu cubes into a bowl and pour over the remaining dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

  • Remove the tofu from the dressing and pat dry. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the tofu on all sides until nicely browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Toss in the sesame seeds and cook for another minute. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • To assemble the salad, put the mixed greens, halved tomatoes and sliced onion in a large bowl. Pour on half the remaining dressing, reserving the rest for later use. Toss to coat. Arrange the tofu and mandarin oranges all over the greens. Serve immediately.


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