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Chinese Tofu Mala Salad Recipe...

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BY: Emily Chan

Chinese Tofu Mala Salad Recipe

Equipment Needed

1. mixing bowl

Cooking Time

15

Minutes

Serving Count

2

Servings

Ingredients

  • Omsom Chinese Mala Salad Starter
  • 12 oz of  firm tofu
  • 1 large cucumber, preferably English
  • ½ cup enoki mushrooms or mushrooms of your choice, sliced (optional)

Serve with:

Traditional: serve with white rice 

Mix it up: serve over a salad of lettuce and cilantro

Instructions

Prep your tofu:

  1. Pat the tofu dry with a paper towel or a dishcloth to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Cut the tofu into ¾ inch cubes. 
  3. Combine the tofu and Chinese Mala Salad starter in the mixing bowl. 
  4. Toss gently to coat, being careful not to break apart the tofu cubes. Let marinade while you prep the cucumber and mushrooms (if using).


Put it all together:

  1. Peel your cucumber (if desired), trim ends, and slice lengthwise in half.
  2. Remove seeds and pulp with a spoon.
  3. Place the side of a large knife on the cucumber, skin side up, and smash. Slice into bite-sized pieces.
  4. If using mushrooms, blanch the mushrooms in boiled water for 30 seconds, and drain.
  5. Gently toss together the crushed cucumber and mushrooms (if using) with the marinated tofu. 
  6. Season with ⅛-¼  tsp salt to taste, and you’re done! Serve with some of our suggested favorites. Enjoy!

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