Tofu is becoming more popular as a plant-based protein. I use it quite often for many dishes. When Tofu is fried, outer parts become crunchy, and add extra texture and flavour. Fried Tofu is great for salads.


4 Servings


200g Firm Tofu
Oil for cooking
3 to 4 cupfuls Vegetables of your choice
*Note: Today I used Daikon, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber and Curly Endive
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 sheet Toasted Nori *torn into small pieces
*Note: Instead of Nori, Fried Shallots is another nice topping

1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon grated Garlic

  1. Cut Firm Tofu to 1cm thin slices. Lightly season with Salt.
  2. Heat a generous amount Oil in a frying pan over medium low heat, cook Tofu slices until golden and crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and allow to cool.
  3. Cut all Vegetables into thin strips or slices, and place in a mixing bowl. Cut the fried Tofu slices into thin strips and add to the bowl. Add Sesame Seeds as well.
  4. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. *Note: You may wish to add some Chilli.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix to combine, transfer to a serving plate. Add Toasted Nori on top and serve immediately.