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Tofu and Cucumber Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Furikake, a Japanese rice seasoning, adds subtle taste and texture to this salad. To make your own furikake, crumble 1 sheet of nori (toasted seaweed used to wrap sushi) and toss with 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds and 1/4 tsp. sea salt.


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⅓ cup reduced-fat vegan mayonnaise
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¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
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3 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
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2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
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4 tsp. tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
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2 tsp. mirin (rice wine)
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1 ½ tsp. sugar

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1 16-oz. pkg. soft tofu, drained
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3 Japanese cucumbers, 1 English cucumber, or 2 garden cucumbers, thinly sliced
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1 avocado, halved and sliced
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2 oz. daikon radish sprouts, trimmed
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6 green onions, thinly sliced
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4 tsp. veg furikake seasoning, such as Eden Shake


1. To make Dressing: Blend all ingredients in blender 1 minute. Chill.

2. To make Salad: Cut tofu into 12 rectangular slices. Lay 3 slices of tofu, overlapping slightly, on each of 4 plates. Arrange cucumber slices around tofu, and fan avocado slices on plates. Scatter sprouts, then green onions over vegetables. Drizzle Dressing over Salad. Sprinkle with furikake.

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12 g
Total Fat: 
19 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
18 g
0 mg
549 mg
6 g
4 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Plain uncooked tofu? Blech. You've got to cook that stuff, in my opinion. But the rest of the recipe was great. Next time maybe do some baked marinated tofu.

This recipe is very simple and delicious. The tofu offers a creamy contrast to the spicy sprouts and crunchy cucumber. Next time I would use alfalfa sprouts instead of radish sprouts because the radish sprouts were too spicy for my kids. And I fried the tofu in sesame oil to give it a little more texture. Other than that, this was perfect.

Loved it, great recipe for entire family!

I used the organic smoked tofu and it was great.

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I typically do not like uncooked tofu, however, in this recipe it is great. Love it.

We loved this at my house. My boyfriend asked me "what kind of cheese is this" ... good ole tofu :) This is a keeper for us!!