Sesame Tofu with Nut Sauce and Spinach Salad
Zutaten / Ingredients
  • about 200 - 300 g Tofu
  • Salt + Pepper (or any spice mix of choice)
  • some sesame oil
  • roasted sesame
  • Terriyaki sauce
Spinach salad
  • a few hands full of fresh spinach
  • some rice vinegar
  • a dash of maple syrup
  • roasted sesame
  • a few cherry tomatoes
Nut sauce
half to one hand full of each:
  • walnuts
  • para nuts
  • pecan nuts
  • cashew seeds
  • almonds
  • some water
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • maple syrup
Zubereitung / Instructions
  1. Remove the tofu from the package and dry it a little with paper towels . Dice it and place it on a clean kitchen towel (or more paper towels) and put a cutting board or anything similarly heavy on top. Let the tofu sit like this for about an hour to get rid of all the excess water. Add those tofu dices into a bowl, add a tsp of oil and your spices of choice. Let it marinate while you prepare your other stuff.
  2. Heat a pan and drizzle some salt on it to prevent your tofu from sticking to the pan. Fry the tofu golden brown from all sides and reduce the heat. Add a little terriyaki sauce and let it caramelize on the tofu. Drizzle the roasted sesame on top and stir it together.
Spinach salad
  1. Wash the spinach with cold water and knead it thoroughly, ripping it into bite size pieces. Make sure to squeeze excess water out before adding it to a bowl in which you've already poured soy sauce, rice vinegar and a dash of maple sirup. You also want to add some more of the roasted sesame. Mix the spinach and the dressing with your hands - that'll work best.
  2. Cut the tomatoes and add them to the salad.
Nut sauce
  1. Add your favourite mix of nuts to a bowl and cover it in boiling water. Optimaly you let the nuts soak like this for several hours (if you have the time, otherwise you skip this step). After the soaking remove the water and rinse the nuts once more.
  2. Add the nuts to a blender and grind them while adding some maple syrup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add some water if needed to get a creamy texture. If you like it sweet add more maple syrup if you want it more subtle stick to the soy sauce.
Recipe by Purple Avocado at