Tofu and Kale Salad With Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing

Our Tofu and Kale Salad With Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing is a satisfying meal that is packed with nutrition. The combination of kale, sweet potatoes, tofu, peas, bell pepper and hemp seeds provides everything your body needs, including protein, starch, fiber, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. The recipe also includes a homemade, oil-free Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing that compliments the plant-based flavors very well! With one bite, you will fall in love with the natural goodness of this scrumptious salad.

Ingredients

  • Ginger Garlic Tofu
  • 1 1/2 cup tofu, extra firm, pressed
  • 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat or gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoons tamari, low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, fresh, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • Salad
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, cubed, cooked, cooled
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • Ginger Garlic Tofu
  • PREP TIME 100
  • COOK TIME 30
  • Serves 2-4

Directions

Ginger Garlic Tofu

  1. Slice tofu into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix all other ingredients except flour in a bowl, then add cubed tofu and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Lightly coat marinated tofu in flour. Place on baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove and cool.

Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl.

Salad

  1. Add chopped kale to a large bowl and toss with Lemon Ginger Tahini Dressing. Massage kale until it starts to soften and loses some volume, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to individual servings bowls.
  2. Arrange peas, sweet potato, bell pepper and Garlic Ginger Tofu on top of kale.
  3. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and serve.