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Tofu Greek Salad And Korean Hot And Spicy Tofu Cakes

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Ingredients
For the greek salad
  Roma tomatoes 3 Large, diced
  Cucumbers 2 Large, diced
  Red onion 1⁄2 Large, sliced
  Kalamata olives/Black olives 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For serving
  Lettuce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For salad dressing
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sea salt 2 Tablespoon
  Dried basil 2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon, ground (freshly)
  Brine/Black olives 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) (Optional)
For the korean hot and spicy tofu cakes
  Firm tofu 2 Pound, drained
For chili paste
  Onion 1⁄2 Large, sliced
  Korean chili 1 Cup (16 tbs), powdered (Gochugaru)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, choped
  Fish sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  White sugar/Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Rice vinegar/Cane vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sri racha hot sauce/Sambal sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

FOR GREEK SALAD
GETTING READY
1. Combine extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, red wine vinegar, and black pepper, oregano, basil and kalamata olives in a jar. Mix it well.
2. In a bowl, place tofu and pour the dressing over it. Mix it well and let it rest for 4 hours.

MAKING
3. In a mixing bowl, combine marinated tofu, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and onion. Toss it well. Let the salad stand for 5 minutes.

SERVING
4. On a plate, place lettuce and serve the salad with Korean hot and spicy tofu cakes. Recipe follows.

FOR KOREAN HOT AND SPICY TOFU CAKES
GETTING READY
1. Cut the tofu and let it rest in the fridge.
2. Preheat oven to 400*.

MAKING
3. For making chili paste – In a blender, combine brown onion, ground koren chili powdered, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, brown sugar , sesame oil, rice vinegar and sri racha hot sauce. Blend till smooth.
4. In a mixing bowl, put tofu pieces and pour the chili paste over it. Mix it well with hands.
5. Pop it into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

SERVING
6. Serve with Greek salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Tofu
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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