Rutabaga Radicchio Salad with Silken Tofu Dressing | © 2014 |

Grated rutabagas and shredded radicchio are dressed with a creamy silken tofu dressing. Apple juice reduction and apple cider vinegar add a perfectly sweet and tangy element to the dressing. Freshly chopped parsley is used in the salad to highlighten the flavours and to give it some extra colour.
Rutabaga, also know as Swede, is a nutritious root vegetable derived from turnips and cabbage, and has a sweet earthiness and is not peppery as turnips. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

Tofu DressingSalad
  • 200 ml Apple juice
  • 4 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 400 g Silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seed oil
  • 3 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 500 g Rutabaga, peeled and grated
  • 60 g Radicchio, shredded
  • 1 handful Parsley, roughly chopped
  1. Place apple juice in a saucepan and boil until reduced by half. Add in apple cider vinegar and soya sauce. Mix well and pour into the blender. Drain the tofu and add into the apple juice mixture. Blend until smooth. Add in sesame seed oil and sunflower oil. Blend for a minute on high.
  2. Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to peel the rutabaga. Peel enough of the skin so that the flesh exposed is yellow. Shred the rutabaga with a grater, mandolin or a food processor. Thinly shred the radicchio. Roughly chop the parsley.
  3. Put the grated rutabaga strips, shredded radicchio and chopped parsley in a large salad bowl. Add in 1 cup of dressing and toss all together until well combined. Cover with a plastic film and store in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavours to mingle. | © 2014 |


The Squishy Monster 22/1/14 18:25

What a unique way to prepare tofu. I will definitely have to give it a go!

Elisabeth Pregadio 22/1/14 18:52

Angie, would you believe that I actually caught your latest post just you posted it, 35 min. ago? I am, eagerly commenting on this gorgeous salad, with the silken tofu dressing. Love the pretty red serving platter as well that goes so nicely with the super healthy and delicious salad!

Treat and Trick 22/1/14 19:02

These uncommon ingredients makes a refreshing and unique salad!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/1/14 19:31

Wonderful! I particularly love that dressing.



Lady Lilith 22/1/14 19:43

Looks great. Radicchio is super healthy.

Ashley 22/1/14 20:57

I love that you reduced apple juice for the dressing! This looks absolutely delicious!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 22/1/14 21:44

It's my first time to encounter tofu as a dressing. That's brilliant!

Susan 22/1/14 22:38

I cannot wait to try the dressing--it looks amazing and the salad...YUM!

Jasna Varcakovic 22/1/14 23:14

The dressing sounds so exotic and yummy; colours are beautiful!

Medeja 22/1/14 23:32

I just love your tofu dressing :) It's a light and very elegant salad.

Gloria Baker 23/1/14 00:28

this salad look amazing! I love your plate Angie!!

Cass @foodmyfriend 23/1/14 00:30

This looks perfect for my lunch today! I'm going to add some fennel though :)

Jennifer Kendall 23/1/14 00:30

Brilliant salad! that is such a creative and delicious sounding dressing!

Kiran @ 23/1/14 01:08

Yummy! And I love tofu dressing. Tofu is so so versatile :)

Balvinder 23/1/14 01:21

Such a great idea of tofu dressing!

Ann Jones 23/1/14 01:35

I am always looking for new ways to use tofu, this looks great! I love that the tofu is in the dressing!

Rosita Vargas 23/1/14 02:26

Amo esta ensalada en verano Angie luce muy rica y refrescante,abrazos.

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 23/1/14 02:27

What a beautiful salad Angie. I'm not sure I've ever eaten rutabaga. Your salad is very healthy and so good for you.

Juliana 23/1/14 02:37

Beautiful salad Angie, and I absolutely love the idea of using silken tofu for dressing...beautifully done.
Thanks for the recipe and hope yo are enjoying your week me dear :D

Munatycooking 23/1/14 03:13

Beautiful as always! I'm yet to try tofu but when I do I'll use your recipe since I know that you do not compromise when it comes to taste :)

CQUEK 23/1/14 03:24

A delicious dish! Very healthy and tasty.

Monica 23/1/14 04:01

The tofu dressing is so interesting and creative. We love tofu so I'm sure we'd enjoy it! It looks really refreshing.

Pam 23/1/14 05:03

You make simple food always look so stunning!

Amy 23/1/14 06:06

Yum...What a delicious and light dish to enjoy. I particularly love the creamy tofu dressing. Can't wait to try this one.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 23/1/14 06:28

Great recipe and beautiful photography!

Veronica Ng 23/1/14 06:32

Angie your salad looks amazing. I especially loved your tofu dressing. Lately I've been experimenting with tofu salad mixed with ground white sesame dressing and I adored them. Thanks for sharing your delicious salad. Happy Chinese New Year.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 23/1/14 07:28

The salad sounds wonderful but it is the dressing that caught my eye. I would love to try this! and i love the above quote!

noobcook 23/1/14 08:09

silkon tofu salad dressing is something unusual but I think I will like it! your salad is beautiful.

Asha Shivakumar 23/1/14 08:45

The tofu dressing is an absolutely genius idea Angie. The whole salad looks so well put together with the crunch and all the flavors. If a salad looked this good, eating healthy is fun.
Have a great week my dear.

Dipti Joshi 23/1/14 09:18

Really healthy and nutritious way to have tofu!

Anne Regalado 23/1/14 09:42

Pretty nutritious dish , Angie ! The dressing , as most of your homemade dressing , sounds fantastic ! Love the red plate :D

Guru Uru 23/1/14 10:36

That tofu dressing is so healthy and utterly delicious :D


Anonymous 23/1/14 13:51

Wow, I don't know what half the ingredients are Angie but what a tasty and beautiful looking dish.
Have a lovely day.
:-) Mandy xo

Barbara 23/1/14 14:22

I love rutabega! Never thought to use it in a salad. Great idea, Angie!

Alida 23/1/14 15:44

Mmm.. radicchio! I need a tips or 2 on how to dress my radicchio differently. I like this, a very original and inventive salad!

[Reply] 23/1/14 16:11

Angie I printed this...This is such a lovely post all around..the pictures are just perfect and this salad..oh I cannot wait to make it.

Nammi 23/1/14 16:27

the first time I heard about rutabega was in winnie the pooh :D, and have wondered how it looked like and tasted :). salad looks delicious, never knew you can use tofu to make dressing

Liz Berg 23/1/14 17:37

I'm at the airport ready to fly home after a fun trip with some girlfriends. We ate a delicious veggie heavy dishes like your salad will need to be on my menu this coming week. It looks wonderful!

Erin | The Law Students Wife 23/1/14 18:08

I keep meaning to try tofu dressing. Thanks for the reminder!

Erica 23/1/14 19:35

The dressing sounds very interesting,Angie! The salad looks delicious! Great combination of textures and flavors!

Anonymous 23/1/14 19:37

This sounds absolutely delicious, Angie! Beautiful colors, too! That tofu dressing sounds diiiii-vine.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 23/1/14 21:48

Not a fan of least not the over boiled stuff from my childhood. never tried it in a salad like this and I think I would like it. A silken tofu dressing is such a great idea. Great salad Angie.

Koko 23/1/14 22:42

What a crazy cool salad. I don't eat muuucch tofu, but I love the sound of this salad dressing. It would be so creamy!

My Inner Chick 23/1/14 23:14

stunning presentation.
gorgeous red platters.

Layla @ Brunch Time Baker 23/1/14 23:21

I've never seen this type of salad before, it looks fantastic!

Beth 23/1/14 23:45

Once again, your presentation is exquisite! Such a lovely way to enjoy these healthy vegetables.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 24/1/14 01:18

Very beautiful combination and presentation. Love the dressing - yummy way to serve tofu.

Dawn Yucuis 24/1/14 04:40

I love the color of the salad. The dressing and the salad sound really yummy!!

Catherine 24/1/14 06:53

Dear Angie, What a beautiful salad and table setting. It is very elegant, delicious and healthy. Blessing dear. Catherine xo

Violeta Pasat 24/1/14 08:30

my mother used to make rutabaga salad but with mayo :) yours is healthier and I'm curious to try the tofu dressing.Wonderful shots!

Lenia 24/1/14 11:20

Wonderful salad with a delicious dressing!

Joanne 24/1/14 13:07

Love how high protein that dressing is from the tofu! Great raw veggie salad!

Jean | 24/1/14 14:50

Angie, I only ever have rutabaga in a pot roast. It has never occurred to me to use it raw in a salad! Can't wait to try it!

realrawkitchen 24/1/14 15:02

This is a beautiful salad! I'd love to try a variation .. I've never actually had rutabaga. I've been terrified to grab it at the market for fear I wouldn't know what the heck to do with it! Well, now I know :) thanks!

motherrimmy 24/1/14 15:24

I'm not sure if my comment went through, so I'll just say that I wish I'd had this recipe a few weeks ago when I had a package of silken tofu in the frig that I ended up throwing out. I hate wasting food. I'll save this for the next time. Have a terrific weekend!

lisa is cooking 24/1/14 16:50

The creamy dressing sounds delicious, and I love all the colors in this salad!

Raven Cauthon 24/1/14 17:09

Oh wow, what a gorgeous salad!

Hema 24/1/14 17:32

Lovely clicks Angie, that salad dressing looks simply too good..

Shu Han 24/1/14 17:57

That looks STUNNING Angie! I love how crisp and colourful the vegetables are- sort of reminds me of yusheng- this salad definitely could be a fun alternative or addition to the CHinese New year table. Yum!!

Gwen 24/1/14 18:33

This is just what I need for luck! I love the acv in the dressing.

Chris Scheuer 24/1/14 22:36

What a pretty and delicious looking salad Angie!

Mary Callan 24/1/14 23:07

Healthy, light and delicious! this is a real winner!
Mary x

Roz Corieri Paige 24/1/14 23:40

What a creative and beautiful salad with an extraordinary dressing Angie! I'm pinning this to save for future good eats!

Elzbieta Hester 25/1/14 07:22

I often underestimate dressing...yours looks fantastic, Angie. And so does the salad...very Winter and very fresh. :) ela

Mich PieceofCake 25/1/14 11:03

Gorgeous salad and I love the tofu dressing.

Anonymous 25/1/14 16:10

Never had silken tofu dressing before, tempting to try....
btw, do you use the sweetened silken tofu or regular tofu in brine for this recipe Angie???

Kathy 25/1/14 20:16

This is one healthy and gorgeous looking salad, Angie! Love those red plates!

Fimère 25/1/14 20:52

quelle jolie et délicieuse salade bravo
bonne soirée

sprinklesandsauce 25/1/14 22:54

So fresh looking! Love the dressing!

Cathleen 26/1/14 22:57

I could eat this salad day and night. This looks delicious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/1/14 23:20

I love those beautiful, red plates, Angie! What a beautiful salad to serve on them. The dressing sounds wonderful too.

Velva 27/1/14 01:56

Holy cow! That looks amazing. What a combination of radicchio and rutabaga then followed by a silken tofu dressing...Wow. A totally creative combination.

Jeanette 27/1/14 03:50

Love your tofu dressing Angie - great way to add silkiness and protein!

The Yum List 27/1/14 04:55

Another beautifully presented dish!

Reeni Pisano 28/1/14 03:51

I didn't know you could eat rutabaga raw! What a unique and gorgeous salad this is Angie!

Yelena Strokin 29/1/14 22:57

Lovely salad but dressing even better! I love how you sliced the vegetables-)

tigerfish 1/2/14 03:42

Recently I have used silken tofu to "thicken" up pureed veg. soup and really like the idea of it. Good to use it in dressings too! :)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 1/2/14 08:39

Tofu dressing! That's a first for me... I'm very intrigued by this novel idea and your salad looks fresh and full of colour. Lovely.

Nippon Nin 3/2/14 01:55

Stunning! I love your plating/ presentation. Very artistic!


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