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Tofu and Mushroom Salad

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Ingredients

7 oz. Firm Tofu
3.5 oz (about 6) Shiitake Mushrooms
2 Green Onion
2, grated Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp, grated Ginger Root
3 tbsp Soy Sauce
3 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
2 handfuls Herb Lettuce Mix
5-6 Cherry Tomatoes
Simple Soy Dressing
1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Oil

Tofu and Mushroom Salad

Simple, Major Flavor, Tofu You Will Like, Salad.

Features:
    • 20 minutes
    • Serves 2
    • Easy

    Directions

    When we go out to eat and I don’t have the biggest appetite, I always look at the salad menu. My husband will stop me right away and say, “But you make the best salads at home. Don’t order one here.” He is right, I do make some pretty great, unique salads. This tofu and mushroom salad is the perfect example. It’s has unique, asian flavors but yet so simple and most importantly filling. It is another “accidentally vegan” dish but you can certainly add a protein to boost the protein.

    Let’s talk about Tofu. I know, it’s not everyone’s favorite but because we are adding intense flavors, the tofu turns out amazing. The combination of ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar are perfect for the bland tofu. It soaks up all of the flavors like a sponge. If you are new to tofu, this is a great beginner dish.

    You can keep the salad as is but to take it to the next level, I recommend pairing it with my Creamy Parsley Dressing!

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Prep Everything

    Clean your mushrooms with a damp paper towel, remove the stems and cut them into strips.

    Finely grate the garlic and ginger.

    Chop the white and light green parts of two green onions.

    Place the tofu on a couple of sheets on paper towel and press slightly to absorb any excess liquid then cut into small cubes.

    2
    Done

    Pan Fry The Tofu and Mushrooms

    Add about 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your skillet and heat on medium-high heat. You can also use a neutral oil like sunflower seed or vegetable.

    Once the oil is hot, add the cubed tofu. Toss carefully and allow the tofu to toast up on all sides, about 5-7 minutes on medium-high heat. Next, add the mushrooms and sauté with the tofu cubes for another 7-10 minutes or until the mushrooms have shrunk and browned. Next, add the grated ginger, garlic and the chopped green onion. Cook for about 1 minute then add the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Stir and cook for another minute. Carefully grab a piece of mushroom and tofu and give it a taste, ad more soy sauce and/or rice vinegar if necessary.

    3
    Done

    Assemble the Salad

    To your salad bowl, add the lettuce mix, some cherry tomatoes that are slices in half and the tofu and mushroom mix. Toss lightly then add your desired dressing.

    To make the simple soy dressing, add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together with a whisk or fork. You can also add everything to a food processor and blitz it for a few seconds.

    But as mentioned, I recommend pairing it with my Creamy Parsley Dressing!

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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