Spicy Tofu Salad Bowl


When it's too hot or when I don't feel like cooking, I'll make this quick healthy bowl. Sometimes I just eat it as a salad without rice and sometimes I mix a spoonful of the spicy paste with the steam rice and eat it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 large bowl


  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Korean chile pepper powder, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon toasted Asian sesame oil

  • 1 ½ cups steamed Japanese rice

  • ½ head of romaine lettuce (heart only), torn into bite-size pieces

  • ½ cucumber - peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 1 (12 ounce) package tofu, sliced


  1. Mix green onions, soy sauce, sesame seeds, Korean red pepper powder, sugar, and sesame oil together in a bowl until evenly combined.

  2. Place rice in a serving bowl. Toss lettuce and cucumber together and place onto rice. Arrange tofu over lettuce and cucumber. Drizzle sesame mixture over tofu to taste.

Cook's Note:

You cannot substitute Korean chili powder with any other chili pepper powders. It will be too spicy and it won't taste the same.

Silken or firm tofu can be used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 472mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 324mg 25%
Iron 12mg 69%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* 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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