Tofu and Edamame Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing - Slimmr

Tofu and Edamame Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing

This light salad is under 300 calories per serving and packed with plant-based protein. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for two.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Salad:

200g extra-firm tofu, cubed

150g shelled edamame beans (fresh or frozen)

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 carrot, julienned

1 cup mixed greens (such as spinach and arugula)

Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the Miso-Ginger Dressing:

2 tablespoons white miso paste

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce (low-sodium)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1-2 tablespoons warm water (for thinning the dressing)

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Tofu:

 If your tofu is not already cubed, cut it into bite-sized cubes.

 Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it.

 Add the tofu cubes and cook until they are golden brown on all sides. Set aside.

2. Cook the Edamame:

If using frozen edamame, cook them according to package instructions.

If using fresh edamame, blanch them in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain and set aside.

3. Assemble the Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked tofu cubes, cooked edamame beans, diced red bell pepper, julienned carrot, and mixed greens.

4. Prepare the Miso-Ginger Dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together white miso paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, grated fresh ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil, and warm water until you have a smooth and creamy dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add the Miso-Ginger Dressing:

Pour the prepared Miso-Ginger Dressing over the salad ingredients.

6. Toss and Coat:

Gently toss the salad to evenly coat all the ingredients with the yummy dressing.

7. Serve and Garnish:

Divide the Tofu and Edamame Salad between two plates.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of each portion for added texture and flavour.

8. Enjoy Your Refreshing Tofu and Edamame Salad!

This Tofu and Edamame Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing is a satisfying and balanced lunch option that’s rich in plant-based protein. With tofu, edamame, and a flavourful miso-ginger dressing, it’s a refreshing and delicious midday meal. Enjoy your flavourful and nutritious creation!