Spicy Asian Tofu Salad


½ x 400g block firm tofu

100g buckwheats noodles

1 tsp coconut oil

1 carrot, peeled

¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced

A handful of beansprouts

A large bunch of fresh coriander,

Chopped, with a few leaves

Reserved to serve

2 tsp unsalted raw peanuts, (optional) chopped to


1 tsp sesame seeds, (optional) to serve


Juice of 1 lime

2 tsp tamari

1 tsp Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp linseed oil

1 tsp tahini

½ fresh red chilli, deseeded and sliced


1.Put the tofu on a chopping board, place another chopping board on top and place a heavy pan or plate on top to press the tofu down to remove excess water. Leave it for about 20 minutes.

2.Cook the buckwheat noodles in a pan of boiling water over a medium heat for 12 minutes or according to the packet instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water to separate the noodles and set aside.

3.Once the tofu has been weighed down for 20 minutes, drain any liquid, pat the tofu dry with kitchen paper and cut in cubes.

4.Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and fry the tofu for 7-10 minutes, stirring until golden on all sides.

5.Use a vegetable peeler to peel the carrot into long strips, like ribbons, then mix all the veg and coriander together in a large bowl with the cooled noodles.

6.make the dressing by combining the lime juice, tamari,vinegar, linseed oil, tahini and chilli in a small bowl. Use a fork to whisk it all together.

7.Add the dressing to the salad and stir to coat. Serve topped with the tofu and sprinkled with chopped peanuts if using sesame seeds if using and coriander leaves.


Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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