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A simple slaw is given an Asian twist with bok choy, napa cabbage and a soy-wasabi dressing. The vibrant flavors and rich textures make this a great introduction to tofu for novices and skeptics.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003

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40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk soy sauce, lemon juice, wasabi powder and garlic in a medium bowl. Gently stir in tofu. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Place cabbage and bok choy in a large serving bowl.

  • Drain the tofu, reserving the marinade. Heat canola oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sesame oil; cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the tofu; cook, stirring often, until the tofu is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

  • Spoon the tofu mixture over cabbage. Add the reserved marinade to the pan and bring to a boil, stirring. Pour the hot marinade over the salad and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

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Note: Wasabi, a fiery condiment similar to horseradish, is made from the root of an Asian plant. It is available, as both a paste and a powder, in specialty stores and Asian markets.

Ingredient Notes: Look for heads of napa that are tight, without any browned leaves.

The best bok choy has large dark green leaves and small white stems--more leaf and less stem makes for a less bitter taste.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

about 2 cups
182 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 11.1g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 3.8g; fat 11.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 2564.4IU; vitamin c 40.8mg; folate 31mcg; calcium 109.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 39.8mg; potassium 328mg; sodium 598mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 vegetable
1 medium-fat meat
2 fat (mono)

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