Rating: 5 stars
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Making tofu tastier can be as simple as tossing it in a knockout sauce like this Sichuan-inspired peanut dressing. To make this cucumber salad recipe a meal, add rice noodles and double the dressing. Serve with an extra drizzle of sesame oil and sliced scallions.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017


Read the full recipe after the video.


Spicy Peanut Dressing


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, black bean-garlic sauce, ginger, chile-garlic sauce (or Sriracha), sugar, garlic and ground peppercorns in a medium bowl; whisk until well combined.

  • To prepare salad: Combine tofu, cucumber and 3/4 cup cilantro in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the dressing; toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • To serve, transfer salad to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining dressing. Top with peanuts, scallions and the remaining cilantro.


To make ahead: Refrigerate peanut dressing (Step 1) for up to 1 week; bring to room temperature and whisk before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
167 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 7.2g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 2.5g; fat 11.8g; saturated fat 1.9g; vitamin a iu 483.8IU; vitamin c 6.9mg; folate 19.4mcg; calcium 188.3mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 38mg; potassium 278.4mg; sodium 315.6mg; added sugar 1g.

1/2 vegetable, 1 medium fat protein, 1 1/2 fat