Sesame Tofu and Asparagus Salad

Sesame Tofu and Asparagus Salad
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.3
  • Total Fat: 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 152.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 16.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Sesame Tofu and Asparagus Salad calories by ingredient


A quick and savory side dish! A quick and savory side dish!
Number of Servings: 2


    1/2 block extra firm tofu, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
    8 oz fresh Asparagus, rinsed, tough ends removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil

    1 Tbsp miso paste (I used the miso paste packet from my instant miso soup mix)
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 tsp lite brown sugar
    1 tsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish
    Dash of red chili flakes (optional)


Boil water and 1 tsp of toasted sesame oil and blanch asparagus for 2-3 minutes until it turns bright green (you want the asparagus to still be crispy). Drain, but reserve about 3 Tbsp of the sesame water and let it cool. Place asparagus in ice and cold water bath to stop the cooking process about 2-3 minutes.

Use a salad spinner to drain excess liquid from asparagus.

Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes a smooth paste.

Add the cold asparagus and tofu into the sauce mix and toss to coat evenly (if sauce is too thick add the reserved liquid 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency). Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Serve with your favorite protein or with brown rice (not included in nutrition calculation) -and enjoy!

Serving Size: Makes 2 servings

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RLVALD.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |