nutritional information

Per 2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 221
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 8 g

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Five-Spice Tofu

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Five-Spice Tofu

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

 This crunchy salad comes together quickly and can be made in advance. Five-spice pressed tofu and Chinese black vinegar can be found at most Asian grocery stores. Chinese black vinegar, in particular, is worth seeking out for its malty sweet quality.
  • 2 Tbs. roasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. Chinese black vinegar or 1 Tbs. rice vinegar plus 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sriracha or any chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1-lb. pkg. broccoli slaw
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 7 oz. five-spice pressed tofu, sliced into matchsticks
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped (¼ cup)
  • 4 Tbs. chopped roasted peanuts

1. To make Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt, if desired.

2. To make Salad: toss together all ingredients with Dressing in large bowl.

November/December 2010 p.32

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I made this for dinner last night, with a few tweaks, and it came out SO delicious! First of all, I didn't know what packaged broccoli slaw was (until reading comments below) so I just finely chopped up 2 broccoli crowns as close to match-stick, slaw-size as possible. I also only had regular tofu, so I found a very simple Chinese 5-Spice Tofu recipe online and made it from scratch. It was very easy, and took as long to bake as the salad took to prep -- so when the tofu was finished, rather than slicing it, I served the hot slices on top of the salad which gave great contrast and made it feel more like a hearty meal. I also replaced the sugar with agave nectar, adding a little extra, and kicked up the spice by adding some red pepper flakes in addition to the sriacha. We will definitely make this again -- so good! (PS. You can find the easy tofu recipe here: )

Raeanne Wright - 2012-12-07 18:05:20

This is a very good salad. Made this for my coworkers and they loved it. Although I changed the recipe a bit. Didn't add the sugar and just used balsamic vinegar and sesame oil with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. very good!

samy - 2012-05-17 08:11:45

Healthy Salad!

nancyong04 - 2012-04-25 23:52:23

I've been eyeing this recipe for a while now & finally got around to making it with a few changes. The overall taste is great- black vinegar & 5 spice tofu REALLY work well together. I created my own broccoli slaw as it's much cheaper, subbed snap peas i/o red peppers & omitted the peanuts & cut down on the oil to reduce the fat. Results are impressive and will definitely make this again.

flyingvegan - 2012-03-25 14:56:15

Why would you require a "package" of broccoli slaw? Why not just say carrots, cabbage and broccoli. Not very environmental of you vegetarians.

Jenn - 2011-12-06 12:18:43

I like to bring this to BBQ's instead of coleslaw or other salads. I am a fan of pressing my tofu first though I think it makes the texture better and is more pleasing to all tastes, not just the ones who love tofu. I find that all different people like this recipe.

Carol - 2011-08-23 14:19:37

This was a big hit at a potluck at my work. Broccoli slaw holds up so well. I couldn't find five spice tofu either, so used sesame Thai flavored. Also added some jicama to add even more crunch.

Lori - 2011-07-21 10:17:53

I love this salad! It is so easy to make AND clean up after. It is very refreshing and the sauce has amazing flavor! I could not find five spice tofu so I used a hickory smoked flavor and it was great!

Sabrina - 2011-01-24 13:30:35

This looks great, I wonder if I could press tofu and then marinate in five spice powder...anyone else try this?

AJ - 2011-12-06 14:51:24