Side Dishes

Here are some of our favorite tofu side dish recipes using the TofuXpress.

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Honey Mustard Kale Salad with Spicy Tofu

Honey Mustard Kale Salad with Spicy Tofu


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Ingredients
  1. 1 brick Extra Firm Tofu, Nasoya brand
  2. 4 cups thinly sliced Kale, washed and dried
  3. 2 Granny Apples, sliced into matchbook strips
  4. 1 Shallot, minced
  5. 3 tablespoons Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  6. 4 tablespoons Olive Oil (one tablespoon will be used to pan fry Tofu)
  7. 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard (try Kozlik’s at Sur La Table)
  8. 2 tablespoons Honey (try Star Thistle Honey at Sur La Table)
  9. Zest of 1 Lemon
  10. 2 tablespoons 5 Spice Powder
  11. 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  12. 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  13. 1 teaspoon ground Coriander
  14. u00bd teaspoon ground White Pepper
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for 2-3 hours, or overnight...
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Healthy Broccoli Slaw (use Light Tension Spring #2 attachment)

Healthy Broccoli Slaw

This Broccoli Slaw is a great alternative to traditional coleslaw.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 8-10 oz. package pre-shredded package of brocolli slaw.
  2. 1/2 cup Hemp Oil
  3. 1 tsp chopped garlic
  4. 1 tbs sesame seeds
  5. 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  6. Place as much of the slaw as you can into the TofuXpress.
Instructions
  1. This recipe uses the Spring Attachment (sold separately). Mix together the oil garlic, sesame seeds, and vinegar. Drizzle a few tablespoons right on to the slaw and stir to coat. Press for 1 hour.
  2. When ready to serve, drain off the liquid, which is mostly water. The
  3. marinate will stick to the slaw. It tastes great!
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Raisin and Cashew Cabbage Salad (use Light Tension Spring #2 attachment)

Raisin and Cashew Cabbage Salad


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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Red Cabbage
  2. 1 cup Napa or other Green Cabbage
  3. 1/2 cup shredded Carrots
  4. 1/4 cup Raisins
  5. 1/4 cup Cashew pieces
  6. 1 tbsp Safflower Oil
  7. 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  8. 2 tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar
  9. 1 tbsp Mirin (Rice cooking
  10. wine, sweet)
Instructions
  1. Combine all liquid ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and coat well. Place mixture into TofuXpress and allow to press for 1 hour. Add additional mixture.
Notes
  1. This recipe uses the Light Tension Spring #2 attachment (sold separately)
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Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Healthy! Crunchy! PLUS Avocados! What’s not to love? Don’t forget the tomato pesto and dandelion greens!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Avocado, sliced
  2. 1 cup chopped Dandelion greens (or any green of your liking)
  3. Gluten-Free Rye Crackers (or any cracker you prefer, just needs to be sturdy)
  4. Tomato Pesto
Instructions
  1. Determine how many crackers will be needed to line the bottom of the TofuXpress. Double that amount for the top layer of the sandwich and that is how many crackers you will need.
  2. Coat crackers with a thick layer of Tomato Pesto.
  3. Line bottom of the TofuXpress with crackers, placing the uncoated side of cracker down.
  4. Line the crackers with half of the sliced Avocado.
  5. Place choppe...
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Raw Portabella Salad

Raw Portabella Salad


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Ingredients
  1. 1 package of sliced Portabella mushrooms (approximately 1 u00bd cups)
  2. 1 sweet Vidalia Onion
  3. 1 Red Bell Pepper
  4. 1/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce
Instructions
  1. Place Portabella mushroom slices into TofuXpress. Coat with half of the Teriyaki Sauce. Assemble the TofuXpress and press for 2 hours or overnight. Do not dispose of the juice that forms on top of the TofuXpress as this will become part of the salad dressing. When done pressing, pour juice into mixing bowl and remove mushrooms from the Tofuxpress and place in the same bowl. Coarsely chop mushrooms and stir to coat mushrooms in juice.
  2. Finely slice the onion and the pepper. Slice into quarters...
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Pressed Corn Salad

Pressed Corn Salad

Let this light salad be the signature dish of your summer. It’s full of fresh corn and scallions and tangy flavor the whole family will enjoy.


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Ingredients
  1. 3 Cobs uncooked Corn
  2. 3 Scallion stalks
  3. 1 tablespoon Liquid Aminos
  4. Juice from 1/2 Lime, add any pulp
  5. Slice Corn off of cob with a knife.
  6. Slice Scallions thin.
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into the TofuXpress and toss to coat.
  2. Press Corn mixture for 1 hour in refrigeration. Do not drain off juice! These are the nutrients that also make the marinade.
  3. When done, pour juice into bowl for serving. Add pressed corn and stir to coat.
Notes
  1. This recipe uses the Light Tension Spring #2 attachment (sold separately)
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Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing


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Ingredients
  1. Salad
  2. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  3. 1 lb block firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch strips lengthwise
  4. 1 medium head green or red cabbage, shredded or chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  5. 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-sized cubes
  6. 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  7. Peanut Dressing
  8. 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  9. 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  10. 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  11. 1/2 tsp soy sauce (light or regular)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Press tofu and cut into strips, then sautu00e9 until light brown (about 4 minutes per side).
  3. Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients with 2 tbsp water (puree in blender for...
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Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad with tofu in a Sesame Soy Vinaigrette


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Ingredients
  1. 3 C. cooked Brown & Wild Rice Fusion (about 1/2 a 10oz. bag)
  2. 1 (14oz) block firm tofu, pressed for at least two hours and cut into 3/4u2033 cubes
  3. olive oil spray (I use a Misto sprayer)
  4. 1/2 C. Sesame Soy Vinaigrette
  5. 1 small English cucumber, cut into 3/4u2033 pieces
  6. 1 C. grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  7. 1 C. cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  8. 2 green onions, sliced thinly on the bias
Instructions
  1. Put the cooked rice in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Heat a medium (10u2033) skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with olive oil, then add the tofu, tossing occasionally until nicely browned.
  3. Add the tofu to the bowl with the rice...
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Asian Slaw with Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Asian Slaw with Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Slaw with an Asian twist. Bold flavors and textures make this a great pressed tofu side dish.


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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 12 ounces firm silken tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  6. 4 cups lightly packed shredded napa cabbage
  7. 2 cups lightly packed shredded bok choy
  8. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  9. 2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  10. 2 teaspoons sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Press tofu for 30 minutes. While pressing whisk soy sauce, lemon juice, wasabi powder and garlic in a medium bowl. Drain water, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Place cabbage and bo...
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Umeboshi Plum-Nori Pressed Rice (use Light Tension Spring #2 attachment )

Umeboshi Plum-Nori Pressed Rice


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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  2. 2 or 3 sheets of toasted Nori
  3. Prepared Wasabi Paste
  4. 4-6 Umeboshi Plums (pit removed)
  5. Hot Chili Paste (found in stores)
  6. Peanut Satay Dipping Sauce (found in stores)
Instructions
  1. Line base of TofuXpress with 1 Nori Sheet. Allow sides to curl up. (Don’t worry if the sheet cracks – Do your best to keep it together).Add approximately 1 cup of sushi rice into Tofuxpress. Place dots of Wasabi Paste onto rice. With a fork, mix lightly to spread paste. Add Plums, spreading the plums out onto rice so as to not have one large clump of plum in one spot. Add the balance of the rice. Place another sheet of Nori onto rice mixture.
  2. Assemble Tof...
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