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Healthy recipe: How to make Spicy Tofu Salad

By Sonal Gupta
Last updated on: November 19, 2014 12:23 IST
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The Tofu Salad is a very healthy, refreshing and super light dish which can be eaten as salad or as a light meal.

Packed with proteins and fewer carbs, it is spicy, hot and crunchy!

Here's the recipe:

Tofu Salad

Serves: Two


  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1 cup tofu, extra firm chopped in small 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp red bell peppers finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp peanuts dry roasted and unsalted
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 cabbage leaves cut evenly in broad triangles or circular shape.
  • 1 tsbp lemon juice


  • Heat the oil in pan. Add 1 tbsp ginger, garlic and chilli to it. Saute for 30 to 45 seconds on low flame.
  • Add red bell peppers and 2 and 1/2 tbsp cilantro leaves. Saute for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add cubed extra firm tofu and toss well. Pour the soy sauce and salt and toss the dish again.
  • Lower the flame and let it pan grill for 3 to 4 minutes. It will make tofu crispy on couple of sides and add more texture. Switch off the flame.
  • Lay the cabbage sheets on a microwavable plate and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds to make them slightly soft but not limp. Take them out and pat them dry with kitchen towel paper.
  • Place the cabbage leaves in 2-3 layers on the serving platter.
  • Scoop some tofu filling and place in the centre.
  • Garnish with the remaining cilantro leaves, dry roasted peanuts and some ginger.
  • Serve warm! It's absolutely delicious :)


  • You may eat the tofu filling as a salad without any cabbage leaves.
  • You may use paneer instead of tofu.
  • You may substitute cabbage with lettuce.
  • You may also serve the tofu filling in baked wonton sheets.


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