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Chinese Tofu Salad
with Napa cabbage / carrots / peanuts / crispy wontons

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With sweet and savory flavors, crunchy wontons, and sweet orange segments, this salad is irresistible and quick to assemble. 

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Sesame Ginger Dressing:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp , grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Miso - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 1/2 Tbsp
Chinese Tofu Salad:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz , 1/2” / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Carrots - 6 oz , shredded (sub pre-shredded carrots to save time)
  • Cabbage, Napa - 6 oz , thinly sliced
  • Oranges - 2 , segments (sub mandarin oranges)
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 8 oz
  • Wonton strips, store-bought - 1 cup (look for these near other salad toppers like croutons; sub crushed tortilla chips)
  • Peanuts, roasted - 1/3 cup
  • Sesame seeds, white or black (opt) - 1 Tbsp

Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  2. Carrots (if not pre-shredded) / Napa cabbage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make dressing - Grate ginger and chop garlic. Combine ginger, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, miso, honey, toasted sesame oil, and cooking oil (portion for dressing). Whisk until smooth. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Oranges / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a large skillet with oil (for salad) over medium heat. Season the tofu with some salt and pepper. Sear the tofu on all sides until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes total. 

  2. To assemble the salads toss the carrots, cabbage, and spinach with about half of the dressing. Spread it out on individual plates or a large serving bowl. Top with oranges, cilantro leaves, wonton strips, peanuts, and tofu. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top. Serve with the remaining dressing. Enjoy!


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