Rating: 4.57 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Here is a simple way of incorporating tofu into your diet. You can certainly play around with this recipe, adding whatever you like, I garnish mine with lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tofu between two plates, and weigh down with a heavy book. Allow tofu to drain for 1 hour, pouring out the expelled liquid every 20 minutes.

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  • Whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and rice vinegar in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, stir in the garlic and ginger, and gently cook until lightly golden; stir into the soy sauce mixture.

  • Cut tofu into bite-sized pieces, and toss together with the tomato, onion, and cilantro. Pour in the dressing and toss to coat. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 11g; fat 19.1g; sodium 695.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
Oh man is this one ever good. So simple!!!! I always buy my tofu in water bins at an Asian market so the tofu tastes smooth and creamy. I ate this whole recipe by myself for lunch. I will make again and again and adding extra veggies is super easy. UPDATE: I made a big batch of this for my lunch. The next day the sauce made the tofu taste a little strong and bitter. It was still good but just too strong. I would recomend eating it right away or mixing the salad together and throwing the sauce on when you eat it. Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2013
I enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately my husband voted it "not a repeat." He discovered that he's not crazy about tofu that is not crispy on the outside. We both really liked the dressing though. Read More
(3)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
Oh man is this one ever good. So simple!!!! I always buy my tofu in water bins at an Asian market so the tofu tastes smooth and creamy. I ate this whole recipe by myself for lunch. I will make again and again and adding extra veggies is super easy. UPDATE: I made a big batch of this for my lunch. The next day the sauce made the tofu taste a little strong and bitter. It was still good but just too strong. I would recomend eating it right away or mixing the salad together and throwing the sauce on when you eat it. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2007
Nice taste, although rather saucy. I didn't have the cilantro, so I used parsley flakes. I also baked the tofu pieces for 10 min ea on opposite sides of the tofu. This makes it less squishy and more the consistency of hard-fried eggs. (I originally didn't like tofu due to the consistency.) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2007
The sauce was absolutely delicious - I mixed it with greens so it was a nice salad and it was a good amount of sauce for that Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2010
I couldn't imagine raw albeit pressed tofu cubes so I stir-fried them in a small amount of sesame oil. I also substituted a can of drained mandarin organ segments for the tomatoes. I added a bag of mixed greens and tossed it all together. Yum! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
I just made this for a potluck and everyone was asking for the recipe. I did brown the tofu in a little oil to firm it up. I also minced jalapeno and added it. Next time I may try some other veggies since as other reviewers said there's extra sauce. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
delicious! i used green onion instead of red to my taste and threw in some rough grated carrot. thought bean sprouts would've been good too am planning on trying that next time. i did not find it to be even a bit too saucy; it all absorbed into the tofu -- which i recommend freezing i never have to press it afterwards and it has the best texture even uncooked! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2013
I LOVED this recipe and so did my "meat and potato" husband. Basically used the recipe as a base and added mixed veggies such as peppers, red, yellow or/green, broccoli, shredded carrots, snap peas, fresh sliced basil, and put tomato at the end of stir so it doesn't get mushy. In addition to the spices in the recipe, I used lemon pepper, little bit of chili powder or curry powder, white wine (to replace the mirin). I put this with rice and was a hit! I loved this so much that this is my first recipe post I am submitting!! This is was definitely added to my recipe box! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2008
We use just shoyu and sesame oil for the dressing. I leave out the onion and cilantro, and add in some cucumber. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and, simple and delicious dinner that my kids love! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
Excellent salad dressing. I also add some greens (spring mix works great) and leave out the red onion. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2013
I enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately my husband voted it "not a repeat." He discovered that he's not crazy about tofu that is not crispy on the outside. We both really liked the dressing though. Read More
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