Asian Sesame Tofu Salad



Asian Sesame Tofu Salad

This Asian Sesame Tofu Salad is delicious, flavorsome and seriously keto! The tofu absorbs the flours rice vinegar, sesame and tamari, while the zucchini, cucumber and spinach serve to keep it feeling fresh. The pumpkin seeds also add a nice crunch.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 406 kcal


For the tofu:

  • 400 g tofu (1 packet, extra firm)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

For the salad:

  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 zucchini (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 cucumber (chopped into semi circles)


  1. Mix 3 tbsp olive oil and all of the tamari, sesame oil, ginger and rice vinegar together in a bowl.

  2. Cut the tofu into 1 inch long strips and put into a frying pan on medium high heat. Add 1/2 of the dressing to the pan and coat the tofu. Fry for around 10-15 minutes, carefully mixing the pieces around in oil every few minutes with a spatula until the tofu is golden brown. Add the sesame seeds and 1/4 of the dressing to the pan and fry with the tofu for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the zucchini and cucumber to the bowl with the remaining 1/4 of the dressing. Stir carefully for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  4. Heat a small frying pan at medium, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the pumpkin seeds. Fry for a few minutes until toasted.

  5. Serve the asian tofu on top of raw spinach leaves, and top with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Recipe Notes

Be careful when stirring the tofu with the oil as you don't want it to break.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 406, Fats: 33g, Protein: 15g, Net Carbs: 8g

Nutrition Facts
Asian Sesame Tofu Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Potassium 890mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 79.1%
Vitamin C 31.7%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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