Tofu and Spinach Salad Spicy Miso Dressing

  • Level: Easy
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1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon thin soy sauce

2 tablespoons light miso paste

1 tablespoon sambal oelek

1/2 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons chopped gari (pickled ginger) Save 4 pieces for garnish.

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup chopped scallion greens

Salt and white pepper to taste

3 cups spinach chiffonade

1 package soft tofu (homemade or store bought), cut into 1/4- inch slices

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a blender cup, add vinegar, soy sauce, miso, sambal oelek, sugar and gari. Blend until smooth. Slowly drizzle in both oils. Check for seasoning. Pour dressing into a bowl and fold in scallions. Toss the spinach with the dressing.
  2. Plating: Place a ring mold in the center of a plate. Make a napoleon by alternating layers of tofu and spinach. Remove ring and drizzle with more dressing. Garnish with gari and sesame seeds.

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