Tofu Greek Salad And Korean Hot And Spicy Tofu Cakes

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Dec. 28, 2012

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
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1016Calories from Fat 709

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 79 g121.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 4738 mg197.42%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 30 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet