Thai Salad with Sweet & Sour Peanut Tofu

Yep. This is a tofu recipe. Which means hell may have froze over. Or pigs are flying. So beware.

Most of you know I’m a big tofu hater. It’s super processed, generally genetically modified and messes with my hormones like crazy. I pretty much avoid soy all together, to be honest.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to have suffered from a tofu craving the other day. No, I’m not pregnant. And no, it wasn’t “that time of the month”. I just had a strange moment when I craved something out of my normal dietary realm. But I have to say…I’m super glad that it happened!

As we head into bikini season, I am absolutely cutting out as much crap and heavy foods as possible. I’m trying to embrace more salads and this tofu version is a real winner. I loved everything about it and have been eating it for days now. And I haven’t gotten sick of it at all. Getting organic, non-GMO tofu is key here. I didn’t feel any pain and didn’t hormonal after eating it, which is generally what tends to happen if I get a tofu dish out to eat somewhere.

Feel free to change up the salad a bit-I did rough estimates of my own ingredients, but you don’t have to stick to it :)

1 block extra firm, organic non-GMO tofu, pressed for 20 minutes and cut into cubes

1 Romaine heart, chopped

1 cup cooked frozen corn

1 large carrot, shredded

1 cup chopped red cabbage

1/2 cup chopped green or red onion

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp hemp seeds


2 tbsp peanut or almond butter

2 tbsp sweet and sour sauce (or sriracha)

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp brown rice or chickpea miso

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients
  • Toss tofu cubes with 2 tbsp of dressing until well coated
  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, turning halfway through
  • Toss today all other salad ingredients
  • Serve with tofu and remaining dressing when cooked




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