Sushi Salad with Teriyaki Tofu

Sushi sushi sushi. All week I’ve had sushi on the brain. Unfortunately I try to reserve my ‘cheat meals’ for the weekend (way too far in the future), so I decided to recreate a healthy dish inspired by sushi flavours to satisfy my present cravings. In our house hold we try to eat ‘meat-free’ at least one day a week, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. To top it off, I did some googling on Monday night and discovered a Japanese inspired, oil free, ginger salad dressing (made up of blended chickpeas and other good stuff). It was YUM! This salad completely hit the spot.  Man rating: His plate was licked clean!

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Ingredients (serves 2)

Salad:
  • 250-300g Firm Tofu
  • 2 x tbsp Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 x tbsp coconut Oil
  • 1 x carrot shredded
  • ½ x cucumber chopped
  • ½ x red capsicum chopped
  • 2 x small handful of spinach
  • ½ x avocado sliced
  • 1 x sheet of toasted Nori cut into small strips – I used scissors
  • 2 x tsp sesame seeds
Oil Free Dressing (As slightly modified from Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat)
  • 2 x tbsp fresh ginger peeled & choppedDSC_0530
  • 1 cup chickpeas rinsed
  • 1 x garlic clove
  • 4 x tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 x tbsp soy (I use low sodium)
  • 2 x tbsp water
  • Juice of 1 x lime
  • Pinch of chili flakes
Instructions – Salad
  • Chop Tofu into cubes and put in a zip lock bag with teriyaki sauce. Marinate for 1-2 hours (moving tofu pieces around regularly).
  • Combine spinach, cucumber, carrot, red capsicum, nori and avocado. Toss through salad dressing.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Fry tofu until slightly crispy. Remove from heat and add to salad.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds & serve.
Instructions – Dressing
  • Blend & serve
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