Tofu Salad with Celery and Sesame Seeds

Hum…. this great recipe looks amazing for some diner among friends.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large celery ribs
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

How to do it: 

  1. Rinse tofu and pat dry, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  2. Arrange slices in 1 layer on a triple thickness of paper towels, then cover with another triple thickness of paper towels.
  3. Put a small baking sheet on top of tofu and weight with 3 (1-lb) cans (this removes excess moisture), 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together oils, vinegar, soy sauce, and pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Trim celery, then peel with a vegetable peeler and slice very thin diagonally. Cut tofu crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide sticks and transfer to a bowl.
  6. Toss gently with dressing, celery, sesame seeds, and salt to taste.

Baked Tofu

So here’s another nice and simple recipe made out of tofu. Great for quick snacks, cook able within 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb block of tofu
  • soy sauce

How to do it:

Cut the tofu into 1/4″-1/2″ slices, and press between layers of paper towel or clean kitchen towels for about 1-2 hrs. Marinate in soy sauce for anywhere from 2 hrs to overnight, depending on how strong you want the flavor. bake at 350 until the tofu is lightly browned and has a chewy texture. to make sandwiches, place 2 or 3 slices of tofu on a piece of vegan bread and top with ketchup, lettuce, and another slice of bread.