Friday, August 2, 2013

Favorite Friday Recipe: Tofu salad with peanut dressing

I'm been busy trying out recipes from My Kitchen Snippets, one of my new favorite food blogs.  This tofu salad is perfect on a hot summer day--lots of crisp veggies and the peanut sauce has a real kick to it if you add in the sambal chilli sauce.  I happened to come across it at our local asian food store and was so excited because it's such a familiar flavor--it's used in a lot of Singaporean dishes.

Tofu Salad with Peanut Sauce

  • 2 pcs of firm tofu
  • 1 cup of jicama - julienned
  • 1 cup of cucumber - julienned
  • 1 cup of carrot - julienned
  • 1 cup of beansprouts
Peanut sauce:
  • 3 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp of sambal Oelek (more or less--I suggest less--whew!)
  • 1 clove of garlic - chopped
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of water (more or less)
  • 2 tbsp of sugar (more or less--always more in my case)

  • Lightly fry the tofu until heated through
  • Wear your fingers to a nub trying to cut jicama, cucumber and carrots into little matchstick pieces
  • In a small saucepan, heat the peanut sauce ingredients and allow to boil and thicken
  • Assemble veggies, tofu and put as much sauce as you want on top, sprinkle with extra crushed peanuts for good measure
  • Enjoy!

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