Here’s something I threw together to use up some leftover bok choy I had, along with my favorite, easy way to cook tofu. I don’t normally buy or cook bok choy, so I wasn’t even sure if people used it commonly for salads, but a quick google search revealed that in fact, they do, and that it’s usually served with a sugary vinaigrette dressing. I used agave instead of sugar, and maybe too much toasted sesame oil in my version. Maybe you want to dial that back (1-2 tsp) and use the rest of some other mild flavored oil, or just less period? This was an experiment, after all. If you want a perfected recipe, there are a great many on-line. 😉 I served this with simple oven baked/fried tofu. I used pine nuts for my recipe because of my almond allergy. I saw some other recipes with pine nuts, but most had almonds. Though If I made this again, I’d probably use sunflower seeds. I thought it was pretty easy and good!
Bok Choy salad with Oven Fried Tofu
1 block of tofu, cut into bite sized pieces
coconut oil, or preferred oil
sea salt for sprinkling
1 large bunch bok choy, chopped finely
1/2 large red pepper, chopped finely
1/4 onion, chopped finely
3 medium carrots, grated finely
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 1/2 tbsp. brown rice vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp. agave
2 tsp. of garlic, minced
2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, or combination of choice
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2-3 tbsp. pine nuts/sliced or slivered almonds, optional
1. Preheat oven to 450*F. Rub or mist tofu pieces with oil, sprinkle lightly with salt, and place onto a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes. (How to bake tofu)
2. Toss veggies into a large bowl.
3. Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle into salad. Toss or massage to coat.
4. Top with toasty tofu and preferred seeds or nuts for added crunch!