Smoked Tofu Salad

Perfect for lunch or a light supper, this smoked tofu salad is vegan and gluten free. Steaming the vegetables will ensure your dish is vibrant, full of flavour and nutrient rich


Serves 2

For the salad

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tsp Tougarashi spices (mixed chilli flakes)

  • 100g smoked tofu, broken into 3cm pieces

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

  • 70g green beans

  • 70g sugar snap peas

  • ¼ of a Chinese cabbage, shredded

  • 100g fine rice noodles

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 1 carrot sliced finely lengthways into batons

  • ½ a cucumber sliced finely lengthways into batons

For the dressing

  • 50g peanut butter

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1 tsp grated garlic

  • 1 tbsp tamari (gluten free soy sauce)

  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 50ml coconut milk


  1. Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan and place into a bowl along with the Tougarashi spices.

  2. In the same frying pan heat the vegetable oil. If you have the TempControl setting on a Miele Induction Hob, use setting 1. Fry the tofu until golden brown. Or, you can use a Miele Combination Steam Oven to grill the tofu. Use grill level 3 and 60% moisture for around 10 minutes.

  3. Once cooked, transfer the tofu into the bowl with the sesame seeds and spices and coat well.

  4. Place the sugar snap peas and green beans onto a perforated steam tray.

  5. Put the rice noodles in a solid steam container, cover with 500ml of boiling water and put both trays into a Miele Steam Oven. Cook for 2 minutes at 100°C.

  6. Once cooked, place the beans and sugar snaps into a bowl of iced water and drain the water from the noodles.

  7. To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together and check for seasoning.

  8. To assemble the salad, pour half of the dressing over the noodles to coat. Add all of the vegetables to the noodles and gently mix. Transfer to a serving bowl and arrange the tofu over the top of salad along with the remaining dressing.

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