Sesame Tofu Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

Sesame encrusted tofu slices are tossed together with arugula, Belgian endive, carrot, and strawberry wedges in a simple ginger infused vinaigrette. The salad is healthy, satisfying and packed with protein, thanks to a generous portion of tofu.

SaladGinger Vinaigrette
  • 1 handful Arugula leaves
  • 1 small head Belgian endive, separatred
  • 1 Carrot, julienned
  • 6 Fresh strawberries, cut into wedges
  • 400 g Organic extra firm tofu, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Spelt flour
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 50 g Sesame seeds
  • Oil for frying
  • 10 g Fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1-2 tbsp Honey
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cut the tofu into 8-10 slices. Season with salt and pepper, then coat with spelt flour, and dip with beaten egg, finally coat with sesame seeds. Heat the oil in a large pan untl hot. Lower the coated tofu slices into the hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Remove and drain on the kitchen paper.
  2. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake to combine.
  3. Place the salad leaves, julienned carrot, sliced strawberries and tofu in a salad bowl. Drizzle in prepared vinaigrette. Gently toss all together. Divide the salad into two serving plates. Serve immediately. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Jeannie Tay 1/4/13 07:14

That looks so yummy! I've never seen a better looking tofu:D the vinaigrette sounds refreshing and delicious too!

The Yum List 1/4/13 07:22

Oooh, I've never seen anything quite like that. I really would like to try it.

Rita Bose 1/4/13 07:41

Wow!! I've never tried tofu salad! Sounds flavorful!

Reem 1/4/13 07:45

I love love tofu. ... This looks fabulous. ..
That vinaigrette sounds delicious.

Veena Theagarajan 1/4/13 08:05

Tofu is my fav.. Love it.. never tried this version before.. interesting

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 1/4/13 08:15

Sounds so simple, I like tofu a lot but I did not try to put it into pannier yet.

Anne Regalado 1/4/13 09:05

Lovely flavor and texture in that deliciously healthy salad !

Mich Piece of Cake 1/4/13 09:20

Thanks for this, I would love to try this salad out. I am trying to cut down on meat and do more bean and vegetables and salads for my family.

Beena.stephy 1/4/13 09:35

Love this recipe .good one

Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/4/13 10:50

That salad looks and sounds delicious! Lovely flavors.



Guru Uru 1/4/13 10:55

A delicious looking recipe my friend :D


Wer SAHM 1/4/13 11:39

What a healthy and delicious salad....

Belinda 1/4/13 11:57

Simple, healthy, and delicious...and that's no joke!

Foodycat 1/4/13 12:45

Crunchy tofu - yum! This is great looking salad.

The Red Apron 1/4/13 13:36

I love fried tofu.
This is just taking it to a heavenly level.

Hema 1/4/13 16:17

Very different salad, and the sesame tofu looks so good..

Lite Home Bake 1/4/13 16:51

I love the sesame tofu idea, they look so cute :) It take this healthy and refreshing salad to another level!

Gourmantine 1/4/13 17:39

This is perfect for weeknight meals and healthy too!

Mr. & Mrs. P 1/4/13 17:48

Simple and looks delicious !

wenn 1/4/13 17:52

that tofu with sesame looks yummy! must try that!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 1/4/13 18:17

I've never tried this method for cooking tofu - but I'm intrigued! It doesn't even look like it was fried. It is a beautiful presentation too. Can't wait to try the vinaigrette - sounds fantastic!

Koko 1/4/13 18:41

Holy, yum! That crust looks amazing!!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 1/4/13 20:46

Such a gorgeous, wholesome spring salad, Angie! It looks delightful!

ahu 1/4/13 21:36

That tofu looks so good!

Kitcheninspirations 1/4/13 22:20

I adore the flavour of the sesame seeds with tofu, such a bright, light taste, and a perfect vinaigrette with the ginger Angie. I could go for this lovely summery salad right now.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/4/13 22:32

It looks so beautiful and all of the flavors in the salad sound amazing.

Priya Suresh 2/4/13 00:02

Wow, love this healthy,flavourful and nutritious salad.

Anonymous 2/4/13 00:05

The sesame crust is such a great idea! I'm really wanting the ginger vinaigrette though. I have everything but, the orange juice...darn! Guess, I'll be making trip to the store :)

Debra Eliotseats 2/4/13 00:24

Love the sounds of that dressing!

Liz Berg 2/4/13 00:59

Mmmmm....your salad looks magnificent, Angie! And such a yummy dressing!

Norma Chang 2/4/13 01:14

Love the combination. The inclusion of strawberry wedges added that special touch and color.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 2/4/13 01:37

Oh, I would love this! What a beautiful dish. The tofu looks so good with that sesame crust!

Jasna Varcakovic 2/4/13 02:19

Love the combination and look of your salad!

Esther Lau 2/4/13 03:41

Oh, I love this sesame tofu salad, it must be tasty!!!!!

Rebecca Subbiah 2/4/13 05:23

this looks amazing nice way to use tofu

Dawn Yucuis 2/4/13 05:32

This salad looks wonderful. I like that it is so healthy.

Juliana 2/4/13 05:47

Beautiful salad the tofu coated with delicious...and so refreshing with the vinaigrette dressing. Enjoy your week :)

Katerina 2/4/13 09:46

My son loves tofu and I love sesame. This salad is perfect for both of us!

Medeja 2/4/13 12:26

This salad looks so great. Sesame tofu looks so good I think I could eat it alone :D

Von 2/4/13 12:48

This salad sounds so light and tasty! I've never thought of making tofu with sesame but the combination sounds really good- I'll have to try it one day ;)

kitchen flavours 2/4/13 13:08

What a delightful salad! Tofu with sesame, love it!

Joanne 2/4/13 13:26

I can't ever get enough of sesame and ginger! This looks so delicious!!

Erica 2/4/13 15:05

That looks delicious!!! Great flavors and the love the presentation, Angie!

Suja Md 2/4/13 15:36

Wow! I'm sure, Your clicks are going to be the model photography for teaching photography students!!
my latest recipe

Asmita 2/4/13 15:46

The dressing and tofu sound amazing! As usual I love your plating and your photos are just outstanding!

Pam 2/4/13 17:13

I have a feeling my kids would gobble this right up!

mjskit 2/4/13 17:14

Now that's perfection! That plate of sesame tofu is something that I would not be able resist! What a great idea to incorporate it into such a tasty salad and your orange ginger vinaigrette sounds delicious! Great salad Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/4/13 17:44

Angie, I want that now! Crunchy tofu and a salad. I am hungry!

teresa 2/4/13 22:59

so pretty! i love that dressing, what great flavor!

Lisa 3/4/13 01:20

Although I'm not a huge tofu fan, my BF, I will make this for him, and will inevitably end up eating it because your flavor combinations are always spectacular. The dressing sounds wonderful! You could make anything taste good!

Reeni Pisano 3/4/13 03:24

The tofu looks incredible Angie and makes an impressive salad! My mouth is madly watering for it.

Gourmet Getaways 3/4/13 06:59

Oh I love tofu!! Tofu crusted in sesame would be just amazing! I am in the mood for a light healthy dinner and this would be perfect :)

Tania @ A Perfect Pantry 3/4/13 07:16

What a clever idea... I adore tofu, so I just know this would taste delicious.

Ivy 3/4/13 08:05

Although I have never tried tofu before, love all the ingredients in this salad.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 3/4/13 08:38

Sesame is such a cool addition, I could just snack on the tofu ;)

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 3/4/13 17:32

Angie, you make the most gorgeous salads! I love this. The vinaigrette sounds yummy, too!

Jora 3/4/13 17:53

Your tofu really looks excellent. I always have trouble getting breading to stick to tofu. I'm going to have to try sesame seeds.

Kiran @ 3/4/13 19:12

This tofu salad looks way too beautiful to eat, my friend :)

Anonymous 3/4/13 19:35

Wow, that tofu looks incredible, Angie. And I agree with others, almost looks too pretty to eat! I'm sure it was delicious in the salad with the strawberries. Mmm mmm

Dara Reppucci 3/4/13 21:02

Love this salad Angie. I need to spice up my tofu, it gets boring. Sesame seeds are a great idea.

kankana 3/4/13 21:17

That's a lovely salad. My husband runs away from tofu, so I have to figure out a substitute for that :)

lisa is cooking 3/4/13 22:40

I love all the parts of this salad! The sesame-crusted tofu looks fantastic.

tigerfish 4/4/13 00:06

Wooo, I like your sesame-crusted tofu! But it is the step of frying that I wish to avoid.

Velva 4/4/13 02:23

Tofu is something I really enjoy (seriously) but only when someone else makes it. I have tried using tofu in several dishes, and it is never the same.

I would gladly pull-up a chair and join you for this salad.


Mother Rimmy 4/4/13 03:53

I was just conversing with another blogging friend about combinations of ingredients that sound like they wouldn't fit, but totally do. This recipe reminds me of our discussion. I wouldn't expect strawberries with tofu, but with the ginger dressing and the sesame seed encrusted tofu, it sounds delicious.

Cake Duchess 4/4/13 03:56

Strawberries and tofu...why have I never thought of that?:)I love new tofu ideas. This is fantastic, Angie:)

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 4/4/13 04:49

Gosh, these seasame crusted tofu looks so inviting and with the salad,so healthy!

Stephanie @ henry happened 4/4/13 05:04

I can't wait to try out this recipe! Yum!

Jenn Kendall 4/4/13 05:57

sesame encrusted tofu? genius! this is a really flavorful salad! i wish i was eating this for dinner!

EA 4/4/13 05:58

That sesame crusted tofu looks perfect and the dressing sounds divine. Lovely and creative vegetarian salad!

the food dude 4/4/13 06:48

What a cool and refreshing salad, just love tofu!

Beth 4/4/13 14:18

That salad is lovely enough to be served in a restaurant. Love the ginger!

Caroline - All That I'm Eating 4/4/13 14:19

This sounds great, I really need to give tofu a try soon!

Rosita Vargas 4/4/13 16:55

Me encanta se ve irresistible con su contra crujiente muy muy rico,hugs,hugs.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 4/4/13 21:30

I LOVE tofu & this is certainly my kind of salad! YUM! ;)

Patty Price 5/4/13 05:49

I'm in love with your salad Angie! I always forget how much i like tofu, especially served in yummy salads like this one;-)

My Little Space 6/4/13 10:28

You made good used with the tofu. They look absolutely delish. Yummm....

Amy 7/4/13 21:53

Your sesame tofu salad is beautiful. :) So refreshing and wonderful for this warmer weather.

All Clad Cookware 14/4/13 06:05

I’m kinda interested in making a Sesame Tofu Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette. There food looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try some of this. Thanks a lot!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 16/4/13 20:56

What a wonderful way to prepare tofu - light, crunchy, nutritive and gorgeous too! - and your ginger vinaigrette sounds absolutely delicious.

Roz Corieri Paige 17/4/13 04:27

I'm crazy about vinaigrettes with ginger . . . anything Asian, I'll gobble up in a second! Thanks for the recipe Angie!


Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 2/5/13 09:21

Most tofu dishes I have tried are braised or in some stew. I love how unique this tofu dish is and so much texture too --yum! Well done!


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