Apr 18 2010
Recently, we have been obsessed with making this Soft Tofu Salad with Ponzu Dressing – and merely because we are not fans of creamy salad dressings, like Ranch or Caesar. We always try to incorporate more salads and fresh vegetables with our meals, so when we started making this salad, we knew it would be the best go-to side salad for us (and hopefully you, too!). This salad was inspired by Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, where we ate their Tofu Salad which they describe on their menu as Fresh Tofu with Gourmet Spring Mix Covered with Dry Bonito Flakes in Sesame Dressing ($6.95). It was light, refreshing, and not loaded with a fatty dressing! It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, which makes it even easier to make. We made our own style at home with a ponzu dressing instead of a sesame dressing. Ponzu is a citrus seasoned soy sauce, so it provides a nice balance of tartness and saltiness to the salad. It’s important to buy soft tofu (as opposed to firm) for this dish because the texture is smooth and silky which goes well with this salad. This is an all-around healthy salad that is figure-friendly and perfect to add to your weekly menu – afterall, it’s almost beach season!