As the weather is finally treating us better in the West Coast (it was such a cold rainy spring, wasn’t it?), there is transition to what we eat. In a hot day when you crave for easy salad, this is for you. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and yet is very delicious and nutritious. Let’s start!
Tofu Shiraae (dressed in sesame & white miso)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
250 g Tofu (silky or soft)*
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp Ginger Miso or white miso**
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
Spinach, blanched (or other greens such as chards, Shungiku)
(optional) carrots, walnuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, strawberries
Drain water from tofu by casually wrapping it with kitchen towels. Replace them a few times until it’s completely drained.
Mash it in a bowl with a whisk until it becomes smooth texture.
Blanch spinach or your choice of greens and squeeze extra water. If you are adding carrots, blanch in salt water or steam for a few minutes.
Add miso and sesame seeds to tofu and mix together. Add spinach or other greens and incorporate.
You can top with walnuts, seeds, or fruits to serve.
* You can substitute with medium firm tofu as well, but we like silky or soft tofu for its smooth and creamy texture.
** If you are using regular white miso, add a little bit of sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, or amazake. Our Ginger Miso has honey so you don't need to add any sweetener.