Crunchy veg and smoked tofu salad with sesame dressing

Try our vibrant salad recipe with crispy golden tofu and crunchy vegetables. This easy dish is vegan-friendly, high in protein and low in calories.

Ingredients

  • Carrots 2, peeled and shredded
  • Chinese cabbage or Chinese leaf 150g chunk, shredded
  • cucumber 8cm piece, halved, deseeded and shredded
  • radishes 5, sliced
  • spring onions 4, shredded
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp
  • smoked tofu 200g block, cut into cubes
  • sesame oil for frying
  • baby spinach 2 handfuls, shredded
  • black sesame seeds 1 tbsp

SESAME DRESSING

  • tahini 2 tbsp
  • mirin 1 tbsp
  • light soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp
  • sesame oil 1 tsp

Method

  • STEP 1. Put the carrots, cabbage, cucumber, radishes and spring onions in a bowl. Add the rice vinegar and a pinch of salt. Toss together and leave for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with 2-3 tbsp water to make a thin dressing.
  • STEP 3. Fry the tofu in a splash of sesame oil until crisp and light golden.
  • STEP 4. Add the spinach to the veg, toss everything together with 1/2 the dressing then divide between 2 plates and top with the tofu, sesame seeds and the rest of the dressing.

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