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Asian Green Tea and Tofu Soba Salad

 

.
15

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

Green tea marinated tofu:
10 ½ ounces tofu
extra-firm or firm, 1 package
12 ounces green tea
lightly brewed
*
1 tablespoon ginger
minced
3 each scallions, spring or green onions
diced
1 red hot chili peppers
diced
*
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
or to taste
Dressing:
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
or to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Salad:
8 ounces soba noodles
*
½ large sweet red bell peppers
diced
2 ½ cups cabbage
shredded
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1 ½ tablespoons sesame seeds
black
To assemble the green tea tofu soba salad:
1 each red chili peppers
diced
*
1 each scallions, spring or green onions
sliced
4 tablespoons cilantro
freshly chopped

Directions

For marinating the tofu:

Dice tofu into bite sized cubes .

Add tea, ginger, green onions, chili and soy sauce together in a large bowl, and whisk until well blended.

Set aside half of the marinade in a separate bowl for the dressing.

Place the tofu to the first bowl of marinade, ensuring all pieces are covered, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

For the dressing:

Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar into the reserved marinade dressing.

Whisk to well blend and set aside.

For the Green Tea Tofu Soba Salad:

Set a large pot over medium high heat and cook the soba noodles according to package instructions.

When the noodles are done, drain, rinse and set aside to cool.

Once the noodles are cool, mix together the soba, bell pepper, cabbage, sprouts and sesame seeds together in a large bowl.

Add the marinated tofu and season with the dressing, reserving a few tablespoons of dressing for serving.

Use your hands or wooden spoon to gently toss the salad until well mixed and evenly coated.

Divide among 4 plates.

Drizzle with extra dressing and sprinkle the chopped chili, green onions and cilantro on top.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 153g (5.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14256% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 34% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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