Spicy Tofu Salad Bowl

    10 minutes

    This spicy tofu salad bowl recipe involves layering rice, lettuce, cucumber and tofu in a bowl and topping it with a spicy sauce for a tasty Asian-inspired meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 spring onions, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Korean chilli pepper powder, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon toasted Asian sesame oil
    • 240g steamed Japanese rice
    • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce (heart only), torn into bite-size pieces
    • 1/2 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 340g tofu, sliced

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Mix spring onions, soy sauce, sesame seeds, chilli powder, sugar and sesame oil together in a bowl until evenly combined.
    2. Place rice in a serving bowl. Toss lettuce and cucumber together and place on top of rice. Arrange tofu over lettuce and cucumber. Drizzle sesame mixture over tofu to taste.


    It won't be the same taste if you substitute Korean chilli powder with any other chilli pepper powder - it might be too spicy for some tastes.

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    Delicious! minor changes... I did not have romaine but had cabbage so I chopped it and mixed with the cucumbers. It added a great crunch and worked well with other textures. I also seared the tofu in sesame oil and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Wonderfully light - great summer meal.  -  10 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is so simple and delicious. The topping makes the dish. I roasted the sesame seeds and used sesame seed oil to char extra firm tofu. I also added fresh sliced mango with the cucumbers!  -  03 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Perfect for those days when it's too hot to cook but not too hot for spicy. I addd some rice vinegar to the dressing and added carrots and garbanzo beans.  -  23 May 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)