Sriracha Ramen Salad
with tofu / carrots / green beans
- Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz, matchsticks (vacuum-packed preferable)
- Brown sugar - 2 tsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
- Vinegar, rice - 3 Tbsp
- Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
- Oil, cooking - 6 Tbsp
- Miso paste, any color - 2 tsp
- Sriracha - 1 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
- Carrots - 6 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
- Green beans, fresh or frozen - 10 oz, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- Noodles, uncooked ramen - 6 oz (sub Udon noodles or spaghetti)
- Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts combined
- Lime juice - 2 tsp
- Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into matchsticks. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make marinade - Whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, cooking oil, miso, and Sriracha.
- Marinate tofu - Toss tofu with half the marinade. Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Carrots / Green beans - Prep as directed. If using frozen green beans, defrost. If using fresh green beans, place green beans in a microwave-safe container, cover with a wet paper towel, and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Cook ramen - Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add ramen or other noodles (discard any seasoning packets that came with the ramen). Cook according to package instructions. Drain. Use scissors to snip up ramen into shorter more bite-sized pieces. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Green onions - Chop green onions. Combine green and white parts. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Heat up a wok over medium-high heat. Toss tofu with marinade into heated pan. Saute until tofu is golden and crisp on the outside, ~5 minutes.
- Toss remainder of marinade with cooked tofu, ramen, carrots, green beans, and green onions (green and white parts). Finish with lime juice. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Add some more Sriracha if you'd like.
Very tasty and an excellent leftover that could be eaten cold or warmed up for lunch.0 Helpful
My family was skeptical, but we all loved this recipe! I had no miso on hand, so I replaced it with fish sauce which worked perfectly.0 Helpful
One of our all-time favourites. We'll make this again and again!0 Helpful
Nice, easy summer salad.0 Helpful
Pretty good and easy to make which is a plus!0 Helpful