The Best Tofu Salad EVER!

You want to impress your guests? Serve them the best salad on this side of the universe. This combination of toasted sesame oil, tamari, garlic, ginger and seaweed makes for a scrumptious salad. Yes, I did say seaweed., such a yummy, yummy weed that is soooo good for you. ....makes this dish absolutely divine. Mmmm my mouth is salivating just thinking about it :)
Seaweed helps us in many ways:
Prevent and relieve osteoporosis
Maintain strong, flexible bones
Lower blood pressure and cholesterol, increase cardiac efficiency
Eliminate varicose veins and hemorrhoids
Maintain healthy thyroid function
Increase stamina
Increase Immune function
and so much more!!!
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Here it goes:
Mix together the following marinade:
1/4 tamari
1 cup water
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp ginger, grated
1 block of firm tofu cut into 3/4 inch slices

Marinate 6-8 hours

1/4 cup hiziki seaweed

Soak in 1 cup of water for 1 hour. Drain. Squeeze out excess liquid. Remove tofu from marinade. Place slices on parchment paper, on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or an hour and a half, until brown. Cool. Cut each slice into quarters.

To the cooled sliced tofu add:
1/2 cup of parsley diced
1/2 cup of green onions, including the green parts thinly sliced
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup carrot, thinly sliced
1/4 cup celery, thinly sliced
the previously soaked hiziki

1 large garlic clove, crushed
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp dark sesame oil
1 tbsp sweet brown rice vinegar
1/2 tsp mirin
3 tbsp tamari
1tsp grated ginger

Mix dressing, pour over tofu and vegetables. Mix well.
Serves 6
This recipe was taken from The Green Door Restaurant recipe book. If you live in Ottawa, Ontario you are sure to know this yummy, wholesome restaurant! Yummy!

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