Tofu Caesar salad

Try this interesting twist on an American classic, with marinated tofu the star ingredient
Tofu Caesar salad
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 15 minutes marinating
  • Effort: easy


For the tofu:

  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 350 g firm tofu, cut into bite size cubes
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the dressing:

  • 200 g mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp vegetarian parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar

For the salad:

  • 2 heart of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 8 tbsp croutons
  • vegetarian parmesan, to garnish


1. For the tofu: In a bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and sesame oil. Add the tofu, mix well and leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

2. For the dressing: Put all the ingredients in a food processor with 6 tablespoons of boiling water, or use a stick blender, and whizz till the garlic has been mashed up. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

3. For the salad: In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with as much dressing as you like, any left over will keep in the fridge for a week. Mix well and pop in a serving bowl.

4. Place a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add a touch of vegetable oil to the pan then brown the tofu on all sides. Toss over the salad then garnish with the croutons and parmesan.

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