Asian Salad with Pan-seared Sesame Tofu

2 - 4

PORTIONS

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Taylor Farms Asian Chopped Salad, or salad base of your choice
  • 200g extra firm tofu (half a block of tofu)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon plum vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Recipe by Kale & Caramel.

Method

Slice tofu into ½-inch thick slabs, cutting each slab lengthwise into smaller strips the size of your preference. Lay flat on a large plate. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, plum vinegar, and fresh grated ginger.

Pour marinade over tofu strips, coating evenly. Let set for five minutes, then flip and give them a good soak on the other side. Let rest for another 3-5 minute.

Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick frying pan over a medium flame with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Add 2 tablespoons chopped green onion, and sauté for 1-2 minutes until beginning to crisp and brown.

Add tofu strips in a single layer and sprinkle with ½ tablespoon black sesame seeds. Pour in remaining marinade.

Sear tofu for 2-3 minutes on each side, sprinkling with additional black sesame seeds once you flip, until crisp layer forms. Remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare and dress salad according to instructions, and top with sesame seared tofu.