Marinated Tofu salad

Tofu is a great source of protein for vegetarians and something of a vegan version of fresh cheese.  Apart from nutritious, I find tofu very versatile. 

Tofu is made of curdled soy-milk. The soy milk is heated up, cooled to around 77 ° C /170.6 ° F – my personal favorite temperature for making tofu. At this point, a coagulant is added such as vinegar, lemon juice, or magnesium chloride/nigari, to curdle the milk and separate the protein from the whey. The curds are then placed in a cheese cloth and pressed to remove excess liquid. The result of this somewhat laborious process is a nice and firm block of tofu.  

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As you may have guessed, I really like making my own tofu, but you can easily cut a long story short and buy store made tofu,  because this recipe is all about the marinade. I marinated my tofu for at least 24 hours and it came out so good, I could have eaten it directly from the container. But I did not, so here you go….

Marinated Tofu salad
Serves 2
A light and nutritious tofu salad rich in vegetable protein.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Preparing the tofu
  1. 300 g tofu
  2. 1 tsp pressed garlic / 2 garlic cloves
  3. 1 tsp grated ginger / approx. 2 cm (1 inch) of fresh ginger
  4. 1 tbsp glutenfree tamari soy sauce
  5. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  6. 1/4 red chili, finely chopped
  7. some ground black pepper
For the salad
  1. 2 portions of glass noodles (cooked) or shiritake noodles
  2. 100 g snap peas, steamed
  3. Shredded lettuce
  4. Peanuts
  5. some extra tamari soy
Marinating the tofu
  1. Peel and press the garlic cloves
  2. Peel and grate a 2 cm/1 inch piece of ginger
  3. Cut the chili into fine pieces
  4. Mix everything together and pour over the tofu
  5. Refrigerate for several hours, preferably overnight
  6. Cut into pieces and bake over medium heat in a large pan
Making the salad
  1. When the tofu has started getting some colour, throw in the lettuce
  2. When the lettuce has softened, add the noodles, some extra tamari sauce and a small handful of peanuts
  3. Stir fry for a couple of minutes
  4. Place everything in a bowl, add the steamed peas and some radishes cut in pieces
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can also use the marinated tofu as is, without baking it.
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