Best salad ever!

by Khushboo on September 10, 2011

Ha bet that title got your attention!  I’ve recently noticed that I tend to use the phrases “I love” and “it’s the best” excessively…to the point that my opinions may seem unreliable.  My friend actually pointed out that the last 3 restaurants which I have gone to are apparently “my new favorite.”   Well I promise I’m not exaggerating this time or being dramatic but I’ve been making the best salad ever this past week…for real it’s insane and that’s all thanks to this baby:

Er can you say BEST OIL EVER Er can you say BEST OIL EVER ? Between fried rice, noodle stir fries, and salads, that bottle is going to need some replenishing soon (Madre, take note :D ).  Every time I use sesame oil as a salad dressing, my taste buds swoon…and apparently age me by like 50 years to use words like ‘swoon’!    I’ve eaten this same salad 4 times in the past week and chances are it’s on tomorrow’s menu too.  Nobu who? :lol:

Sesame Tofu Salad

Ingredients

  • Tofu (or any other kind of protein), cubed
  • Cabbage, shredded
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Green beans, sliced
  • Broccoli florets
  • Scallions chopped
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Chili flakes (optional)
  • Toasted flaked almonds

Method

  1. Lightly steam/stir fry the first 5 ingredients.  Towards the last minute, add in the scallions.
  2. Pour the tofu & vegetables into a bowl and refrigerate until cool…or if you’re as impatient as I am, stick it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in the sesame oil and soy sauce.   I usually go for 1:2 ratio (i.e. 2 teaspoons of soy sauce to each teaspoon of sesame oil).
  4. Top the salad with flaked almonds.
  5. For the sake of effect, take a bite using chopsticks & SWOON!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Priyanka September 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

This salad look quick, delicious and healthy!

I am guilty of overusing the line- this is amazing.

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lovetotrain September 11, 2011 at 12:16 am

wow this does look like the BEST SALAD EVER!!! love sesame oil… if you ever cooked seared tuna ( which i used to make ALL the time but can’t anymore coz where i live now i can’t get it fresh).. use sesame oil its amazing!! haha love the over-dramatic phrases!! :)

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Ohh good call on seared tuna! Hate the canned stuff but love it cooked!

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The Healthy Engineer September 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

I should tell my mom about this hahaha. She loooves making tofu salads!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Your mom has good taste :D

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Tracy's Treats September 11, 2011 at 9:11 am

Sesame oil is amazing. I can even eat it with just plain rice and I think it tastes great! I also use it for stirfry. I’ve never tried it with a salad, but I’ll have to give it a shot!

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Lenna (veganlenna) September 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

I love sesame oil, it makes “chinese” dishes taste the best. Have you ever tried peanut oil? It has amazing smell and taste and it is wonderful in stir fries. It is also safe to heath it, unlike olive oil and many others.

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Parita @ myinnershakti September 12, 2011 at 1:11 am

Haha! That first paragraph pretty much sums me up to a tee. I love a lot of things so I use the terms “favorite” and “best ever” all the time. :)

I’ve yet to use sesame oil, but if you say it’s the awesome, I trust you! And well, that salad does look like the best ever!!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Haha when something is ‘amazing’, only fair we give credit when due right :D

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lillyandpearls September 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

That looks so goood!!! I will be making that this week! Asian stir fry is my go to usually!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

It’s become mine too now- so quicky & delicious!

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Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition December 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing:)

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Khushboo December 10, 2012 at 4:09 am

So glad you enjoy it :)

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