Naual Hansen

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Tomato Spinach Salad With Sesame Oil Fried Tofu

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One very simple, tasteful, crunchy, fresh salad that can be a main course or a side dish. It is rich in vitamins E and C as well as in magnesium. Basically it contains lots of fibers and proteins due to both vegetables and tofu. It takes barely 20 min. to make it.

For this salad I used tofu with a neutral taste. It should be slightly drained of excess liquid before frying. The best advice could be to use a non-stick pot or a non-stick frying pan for preparation of this salad, but it’s not a requirement. The tofu I used was already slightly seasoned with salt, therefore there was no need for the additional seasoning before frying (you should ofcourse season your tofu if you find it necessary).

It absorbed the whole specific aroma of toasted sesame oil while being fried on a non-stick pan. Cutting cherry tomatoes can be done while tofu is frying. After the tofu was finished I put half of the amount of spinach and tomatoes into a salad bowl, then I made the dressing. Salad tastes perfect if you drizzle it on top with a bit of toasted sesame oil.

Tomato Spinach Salad With Sesame Oil Fried Tofu

Tasty tomato & spinach salad that is made with fried tofu and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Non-stick frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 100 gr of tofu + 2 tbsp. to 3 tbsp. of toasted sesame oil;
  • 120 gr of fresh spinach leaves;
  • 160 gr of fresh cherry tomatoes;
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt, to sprinkle the salad;
  • 1/2 tsp. of freshly ground pepper, to sprinkle the salad;
  • 6 tbsp. of toasted sesame seeds, to sprinkle the salad.

For the salad dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. of tahini;
  • 6 tbsp. of vegan cooking cream;
  • 3 tbsp. of lemon juice;
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt;
  • 2 tsp. of garlic powder;
  • 2 tsp. of onion powder;
  • 1 tsp. of nutritional yeast;
  • 9-10 tbsp. of water.

To drizzle on top of salad:

  • 1-2 tbsp. of toasted sesame oil.

Instructions
 

  • 1. Cut tofu in 4 slices and fry in hot sesame oil on both sides. Set aside.
    2. Cut cherry tomatoes into halves (or into 4 pieces if they are a bit bigger than average), and set aside.
    3. Combine and mix together all ingredients for dressing, stir well. Set aside.
    4. Place half of the amount of spinach into a bowl. Put half of the amount of cherry tomatoes on top of spinach. Sprinkle that with 2 tbsp. of toasted sesame seeds, with a little bit of salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle all with half of the amount of prepared dressing.
    5. Repeat the whole previous step, step number 4.
    6. Arrange fried pieces of fried tofu on top of salad, sprinkle it with the rest of sesame seeds and drizzle everything with 1-2 tbsp. of toasted sesame oil.