Szechuan Slaw with Tofu

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
SERVING SIZE: 1 1/2 CUPS
MAKES: 9 CUPS
PREP: 40 MINS
CHILL: 30 MINS

 

 

 


Ingredients

1 12 ounce package extra-firm, tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter spread

3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage*

1 1/2 cups red sweet pepper strips

1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage

1 cup coarsely shredded carrots (2 medium)

1/3 cup finely chopped green onions

1/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro


Directions
  1. Line a shallow baking pan with several layers of paper towels. Drain tofu; cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place tofu in the prepared baking pan. Place another layer of paper towels on top of tofu; cover with a baking sheet. Weight down by adding 3 or 4 cans of food to baking sheet; chill for 30 minutes. Transfer slices to a cutting board; cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden and crisp, turning once. Remove tofu from skillet.
  3. For dressing, in a blender or food processor combine teriyaki sauce, vinegar, canola oil, and peanut butter spread. Cover and blend or process until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl combine green cabbage, napa cabbage, sweet pepper, red cabbage, carrots, green onions, and cilantro. Add dressing; toss well to coat. Add tofu; toss gently to combine.

From the Test Kitchen
*TO SERVE SALAD IN CABBAGE “CUPS:”

Before slicing the napa cabbage, remove 6 of the outer leaves from cabbage. Rinse the napa cabbage leaves and pat dry with paper towels; chill until needed. To serve, spoon the tofu mixture into cabbage leaf “cups.”

Nutrition analysis per serving: 177 calories, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g total sugar, 118% Vitamin A, 314 mg sodium, 8% calcium, 10% iron

TO SERVE SALAD WITH RICE:

Divide the tofu mixture among dinner plates. Serve with 2 cups cooked black or brown rice.**

Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 244 calories, 10 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 11 g total fat, 4 g fiber, 313 mg sodium, 8% calcium, 11% iron

**TIP:

You can find black rice in most Asian specialty stores.

ICON

vegetarian, lower carb


Nutrition Facts (Szechuan Slaw with Tofu)

Per serving: 172 kcal , 10 g fat (1 g sat. fat , 3 g polyunsaturated fat , 5 g monounsaturated fat ), 0 mg chol. , 310 mg sodium , 13 g carb. , 3 g fiber , 7 g sugar , 8 g pro.