Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tofu Salad With Peanut Sauce

I just love tofu cook in anyway but not Carlos. He still can't understand why I would eat something so tasteless and soft :) Since tofu is tasteless I will always find ways to jazz it up with bright and bold flavor. This is a simple salad with a touch of spiciness and it's really good for anyone who is a vegetarian or you can even serves this as an appetizer.

Ingredients :

2 pcs of firm tofu
1 cup of jicama - julienned
1 cup of cucumber - julienned
1 cup of carrot - julienned
1 cup of beansprout

Peanut sauce :

3 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter
2 tbsp of sambal Oelek (more or less)
1 clove of garlic - chopped
2 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar
3/4 cup of water (more or less)
2 tbsp of sugar (more or less)
salt and pepper to taste

1) Dry the tofu in a paper towel and fry it in hot oil until crispy and golden brown. Drain the oil on paper towel.
2) In a small saucepan, heat up a tablespoon of oil and stir fry the garlic until lightly brown. Add in sambal Oelek and cook for a few second.
3) Add in lemon juice, water and then peanut butter. Stir well until the sauce thicken and boil. Add in sugar, salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
4) Cut tofu into bite size pieces and mixed it with all the vegetables and drizzle peanut sauce on top and serve.

Note : If the sauce it too thick for your liking you can add more water to it.


Anonymous said...

Gert, this is my favourite dish!!. It's very healthy, I must try this over the weekend. The sauce blend very well with the tofu & veges. Thanks for the recipe.

- Kath

Anonymous said...

Gert, btw what is sambal Oelek?

- Kath

pearly said...

favorite dish of mine too but not my hubby . will try this cos I am free this few day can try everything kke :)
thank so much for sharing xxxxx

ICook4Fun said...

Kath, the sambal Oelek here is a ready made blended chilies from the bottle. You can either use chili boh or spicy chili sauce.

Pearly, my hubby also like yours :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Definitely a healthy salad with tofu. I love spicy peanut sauce too!

Anonymous said...

peanut butter? sambal oelek? TOFU?
count me in.

Ummi365 said...

Teringat rojak!!

Cat Cat said...

Looks like Indian rojak, kan..??? I too loved fried tofu... Add some blenched taugeh pun sedap kan..??

Anonymous said...

i want to eat rojak now! must remember to try this soon:)

Alicia said...

The tofu looks amazing! And peanut sauce is a keeper, really.

tigerfish said...

No water....I want more thick sauce!

Unknown said...

wowww this is like gado2 or pecel...i loveee this! will try making the indonesian version soon ^_^ thx for the idea ^_^

Yatie_T said...

I agree with everyone. Nampak macam rojak mamak... ummm sedapnye!I have to try making this soon. Can't wait :)

Yee said...

Gert, I'm putting myself on a tofu diet for the next few weeks becos I've been feeling so bloated lately! Not a big fan of plain ol tofu, so what you did to jazz it up like that is great! Thanks for posting this recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, I am going to make some satay and dip into the same peanut sauce :)

Celine, thanks for stopping by and hope you try out this salad.

Ummi, macam rojak tapi kuahnya lain sikit :)

Cat, yea similar to our Indian rojak except for the sauce :)

MC, hope you like this :)

Alice, thanks for your comment and hope you try this out :)

Tigerfish, me look like my sauce thick :)

Rita, yea is like gado gado. Talking about that maybe I should make some since I still have some leftover peanut sauce :)

Yatie, do let me know how yours turn out :)

Louisa, hope you will feel better soon and you are most welcome :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

the sauce memang nampak macam jual kat kedai back in msia. thanks for the recipe Gert. nanti i try buat the sauce ikut urs ok?

Zue Murphy said...

This tofu salad look so yummy! I too love peanut sauce. I like tofu so much that I could eat it raw. They are delicious.

Big Boys Oven said...

wah! sedup ibu buat tauhu ni! Can't wait for you to dish up some when you visit us!

Aiyah Nonya said...

Tofu - only I like it in my house.
But I tried the pandan chicken you posted before and it's thumbs up from everyone.
Keep up the good work. :)

ICook4Fun said...

PJ, nampak macam rojak mamak yea :)

Zue, I love tofu too but not eating it raw :) Tau foo far is ok.

BBO, tunggu I balik KL yea :)

Nonya, you mean you kids don't eat tofu? What a waste. Glad you like the pandan chicken :)

Anonymous said...

Chef Gert, i think tomorrow i better go to the chinatown to get all these and do it as appetizer. the weather is getting hot and this would be good.

how are you by the way?