Green Onion and Tofu Salad

"Quick, refreshing, and healthy, this tofu salad is a delicious protein and flavor-packed dish. Ready in 15 minutes with just 8 ingredients!"
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New to working with dried seaweed? Start with this gingery cucumber salad. We love this dish with silken tofu. It’s a welcome contrast to crisp cucumbers and green onions.

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Prep time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 1 tablespoon dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced on a mandoline or with a sharp knife
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) block soft or silken tofu, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Step 1

    Soak dried wakame in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. The wakame will expand a lot.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, toss the cucumber slices with salt and set aside for 10 minutes. The salt will draw water out from the cucumbers as they sit.

  • Step 3

    In a separate small bowl, mix together green onions, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

  • Step 4

    Drain the water that was released from the cucumbers. Take a handful of cucumber slices and gently squeeze out excess water. Repeat for all the cucumber slices.

  • Step 5

    Once the wakame has expanded, drain the water out of the bowl. Take a handful of wakame pieces and squeeze out excess water. Repeat for all of the wakame.

  • Step 6

    Place cucumber slices on the bottom of a shallow bowl. Top with tofu and wakame and pour green onion dressing all over. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and gently mix.

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