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Friday, February 19, 2016

Broccoli and Tofu Salad

Yet another vegan recipe !! In my quest to give up meat and dairy, I am slowly and steadily introducing new recipes in our everyday menu. Though it is going to be kinda tough given the fact that both my husband and kid love their fish and poultry, I am not giving up yet. Rather I make it a point to try out alternate dishes for myself which can be prepared in a jiffy.

This recipe for example is simple and yet loaded with nutrients. Broccoli and tofu married with a mild seasoning of Asian flavours, this salad can serve as a major proportion of one's lunch. I prefer to have it with some soup or toasted brown bread.

Read on for this recipe -

















Preparation Time - 10 mins

Ingredients -

  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 100 gm tofu
  • 2-3 garlic flakes ( finely chopped )
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chilis
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp canola oil / rice bran oil
  • 1/2 of 1 lemon
  • a dash of pepper


Preparation - Steam the broccoli florets.

Cut the tofu into thin long strips.

Cooking - Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the dry red chilis and garlic. Fry till fragrant.

Throw in the tofu and soy sauce. Toss for 1-2 mins.

Add the broccoli florets. Season with salt. Toss for 2-3 mins.

Finally add the honey, pepper and lemon juice. Mix gently to coat the broccoli and tofu with the seasoning.

Remove from the flame and sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the salad.

Serve warm.



















Note - Additionally nuts and carrots can also be added to this salad to make it more interesting.

2 comments:

  1. I make a point to prepare something nutritious whenever am at home for my wife as she in her first trimester, this is a perfect recipe going to try this today

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    1. Congrats Rajkumar !U sound like a very excited daddy to be ...however since your wife is in the first trimester, she may not like the taste/smell of certain foods. Plz consider that when you cook anything for her. Also, I would advice you to skip soy sauce and go to some tamarind juice (home extracted) + sugar sauce. Plus, soy products need to be consumed in moderation during pregnancy an dthat applies to Tofu as well

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