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Fumi Tofu Salad

12 Oct

Yes, like the yummy kind from Whole Foods, but cheaper.

This deli salad is a regular purchase for me, when I go to the deli section, which is very rare since everything is so expensive.  Fumi Tofu Salad at Whole Foods runs about $8.69/Lb, the tall container that I will order will run about $7.25, a medium, like I ordered last night, $5.39.

Odd that I would buy it last night when I had all the ingredients to make it myself at home.  Convenience I guess.

First things first, the Tofu.  I don’t buy extra firm tofu anymore, but for this recipe I should have, however if you don’t have it on hand, it just takes longer.  Open the tofu package and put into a colander to drain, putting a small bowl underneath and place in the fridge.  Since mine wasn’t extra firm, I let it drain overnight.  If your using extra firm a couple hours should do the trick.

Preheat oven to 425F.  Cut tofu into rectangles about 3/4 of an inch wide.  Drizzle a little sesame oil on the front and back and place on parchment paper on your baking sheet.  Let bake for about 25-30 minutes, then flip them, and bake for another 25 minutes.

Let them cool once they are out of the oven.

For the salad:

10 oz shredded cabbage, or half a head of cabbage, shredding finely
1/4-1/3 C chopped Almonds (I used raw)
3-4 Green onion stalks, chopped
2 Tblspns Sesame Seeds

For the sauce:

1 Tblspn Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tblspns Rice Vinegar
1 1/2 Tbspns Sesame Oil
1 Tblspn Olive Oil
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
4-5 shakes of Soy Sauce or Nama shoyu (whichever you have)

I used about 2 1/2 rectangles of tofu, cut them into little squares.  I added the cabbage, almonds, green onions and sesame seeds into a ziploc freezer bag.

For the sauce, I didn’t measure, I just guessed, I never really measure anything.  Just be sure to add more of the rice vinegar and sesame oil over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you want more of an Asian taste.  I put the liquids and brown sugar in my small cup blender and frapped it quick, then added the sauce over the cabbage mix, sealed the bag, then shook it good.

You can serve it up immediately, or let it sit in the fridge to soak it all up for a few hours.

I don’t have an estimate of the price comparison, but for the cabbage and almonds (which are the only things I bought to make this salad, since I already had all the other ingredients at home) it comes to $6.98, and it makes 2 big containers in comparison to Whole Foods.  Now if I didn’t buy the pre shredded cabbage, I probably could have saved even more $$ but, I like the convenience of the pre shred.