Amazing Crunchy Tofu Salad


Flavor and texture all in one dish. This is a wonderful dish for vegetarians or vegans. A beautiful mixed green salad with a crunchy flavorful tofu and a soy citrus vinaigrette to die for!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce, divided

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

  • 2 medium shallots, finely minced, divided

  • ½ bunch green onions, sliced, divided

  • vegetable oil for pan-frying

  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili oil

  • 1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens

  • ½ large cucumber, chopped

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped


  1. Toss the tofu with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce in a small bowl, set aside to marinate.

  2. Combine the cornstarch and bread crumbs with 1 minced shallot and half of the green onions in a bowl. Toss the tofu with the cornstarch mixture to generously bread; reserve the remaining marinade.

  3. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the tofu cubes on all sides until golden brown, remove to drain on a paper towel.

  4. Whisk together the remaining marinade with the vinegar, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, sugar, and chili oil; set aside. Toss together the salad mix, cucumber, tomato, tofu cubes, and remaining shallot in a large bowl; add the dressing and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
14g Fat
36g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 946mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 316mg 24%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 427mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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