Making a meal of Tofu salad
How This Helps
Are you planning to have a salad dish for dinner? I mean, are you thinking that it is something that is next to impossible? Well, I had the same feeling till a friend of mine revealed the secret to make the thing possible. You won’t believe how easy my life have been since I discovered the little trick to make it happen and now, my fridge is always stuffed with ingredients that can help me to have great salads for dinner. No matter how tired I am, it isn’t difficult to make this quick and easy salad for dinner. Sometimes I become too enthusiastic and use all the leftovers available and pile them up over the lettuce and they are awesomely delicious!Tofu will be the protein booster and at the same time make you feel satisfied at the end.
1/4 : : head: : Red leaf lettuce, chopped: :
1⁄4 : : cup: : Red cabbage, thinly sliced: :
1⁄4 : : cup: : Cucumber, diced: :
1/4 : : cup: : Yellow bell pepper, diced: :
2 : : tablespoons: : Tamari: :
3 : : oz: : Tofu: :
1 : : bundle: : Soba or rice noodles: :
1⁄4 : : cup: : Peanut butter: :
1 : : teaspoon: : Sriracha: :
1⁄4 : : cup: : Water: :
1 : : tablespoon: : Tamari: :
Step by Step instruction for Tofu Salad:
Step 1: Heat one tablespoon tamari in a nonstick pan and then place the tofu in it. Pour another tablespoon of tamari over the tofu and let it cook on low flame. You will have to flip over the tofu as soon as the bottom side becomes crisp.
Step 2: Put the chopped vegetables in a mixing bowl and toss to mix them.
Step 3: Now, heat water in a pot and cook the noodles in it. As soon as the noodles become tender, drain off excess water and rinse with cold water.
Step 4: Place the cooked tofu and noodles on top of the mixed salad and keep aside.
Step 5: Prepare the salad dressing by putting all ingredients in the blender and then pour the mixture over the salad just before serving.
There can be endless versions of salads (for dinner) and you just have to use your imagination to make them possible and tasty.
You are surely intending to ask me about the secret trick and I will tell you about the three magic cards that can make the thing happen. First is noodles, the second is tofu and the third is great salad dressing. You have to be lenient about using lots of leafy green vegetables along with fresh vegetables as they are going to provide the necessary fiber, vitamins as well as phytonutrients for a complete and healthy meal. After the green ingredients, I prefer using noodles (like the soba or rice noodles) that have been cooked and thoroughly rinsed in cold water. This will be the starchy part of the meal and provide energy for the brain, organs and muscles.
Now, prepare to make this salad on your own with the help of my detailed recipe:
Ingredients for making the tofu salad:
● 1⁄4 head of red leaf lettuce, chopped
● 1⁄4 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
● 1⁄4 cup cucumber, diced
● 1⁄4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
Ingredients for tofu and noodle part:
● 2 tablespoons tamari
● 3 oz tofu
● 1 bundle of soba or rice noodles
Ingredients for making the salad dressing:
● 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
● 1 teaspoon sriracha
● 1⁄4 cup water
● 1 tablespoon tamari
Science and Research
Soy foods have a lot of isoflavones, which are weak estrogen-like compounds found in plants. Because estrogen can promote the development, growth, and spread of breast cancers, doctors have worried that eating a lot of soy foods or soy isoflavones (which can be taken as a dietary supplement) might worsen the prognosis of women diagnosed with breast cancer.