Smart Lady’s Tofu Salad Recipe
For What’s for Dinner? Wednesday this week I’m sharing a Tofu Salad Recipe. If you haven’t been by the blog in a while, you may have missed the fact that I’m on somewhat of a tofu cooking spree. It all started with Tofu Lasagna about a month ago. Then I made a Baked Tofu with Hummus. I’ve been alternating weeks of tofu meals with non tofu meals, but this week I’m at it again with another tofu treat in this Smart Lady’s Tofu Salad Recipe I’m excited to share with you.
I found this recipe over on Door Sixteen where I was instantly won over by the name she gave the recipe: “Lazy + Cheap: Tofu Lentil Salad.” I work hard at my business, but when it comes to cooking I am as lazy as they get! I enjoy the final product, but don’t always enjoy the process. Especially when I’m hungry. And like any good entrepreneur, I try to be as cost effective as can be. So she had me at lazy + cheap. When I read on and saw that the recipe called for sriracha, one of Mr. Fit Armadillo’s favorite ingredients, I knew he wouldn’t be able to resist it even if it was another tofu focused meal.
To make myself feel better about the recipe I renamed mine the Smart Lady’s Tofu Salad Recipe. I feel pretty smart having found a tofu recipe with a secret ingredient to make my hubby find it irresistible and the fact that it is super quick makes it a smart choice for any busy lady. Plus, I made a few changes to make it a little healthier. Let’s get to cooking!
Ingredients to Serve Smart Lady’s Tofu Salad to Four:
20 oz super or extra-firm tofu
1.5 tbsp peanut oil
pinch of salt
4 tbsp rice vinegar
4 tbsp sriracha (or to taste)
1 lb oz salad greens, any type
1 cup cooked lentils
3 tbsp peanut satay
Step One: If you haven’t cooked your lentils yet, do that first. Otherwise your step one will be to prep your tofu. Do this by first pressing it between some paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Then, cut your tofu up into 1-inch cubes.
Step Two: Cook your tofu. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and warm your peanut oil. Then add your tofu in one layer and sprinkle it with salt. Continue to cook your tofu until it has browned nicely on both sides. Then reduce the heat to medium and proceed to step three.
Step Three: With your stove top’s heat lowered, add in your rice vinegar and sriracha. Stir it all up and then turn off the burner. Let your pan sit as you proceed to step four.
Step Four: Set up your salad. Toss your greens with your lentils and peanut satay. Then top if off with your tofu.
That’s it! Pretty easy and pretty smart in addition to pretty yummy.
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